Dr. Andrea Lam
Dr. Lam was interested in the field of veterinary dermatology long before she was admitted into the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Canada. As a veterinary student, she trained with board-certified veterinary dermatologists across North America to solidify her passion for the discipline. In 2007, Dr. Lam moved to the US to begin her formal educational journey in veterinary dermatology. After completing a small animal rotating internship in North Carolina, she was accepted into the clinical dermatology residency program at the University of California, Davis where she received comprehensive training in a number of specialized diagnostic skills that are routinely used by the doctors at DCA. Following her residency, she lived in California, Colorado, and Delaware working in specialty practice. For the last 5 years, Dr. Lam has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts University, training numerous students, residents and interns, as well as performing research in the field of canine allergy. Dr. Lam also teaches the dermatology lecture course to veterinary students at the St. George's University in the Caribbean. Dr. Lam is passionate about teaching and is excited with the opportunity to be serving patients and their owners here in Seattle, as well as teaching veterinary students from Washington State University.
Dr. Lam knows all too well what it is like to own a pet with skin disease. She lives with a one-eyed dog, "Jelly Bean" who has environmental allergies and itchy feet, and a beautiful one-eyed ragdoll cat, Berenklauw, who (knock on wood) is dermatologically normal.