Paul Bloom, Certified Fear Free Practitioner, DVM DIPL ACVD, DIPL ABVP (Canine and Feline Specialty)
He established the hospital in 1984, eight years after graduating with high honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University. He resides in rural South Lyon with his wife and menagerie of pets which currently includes 2 goats, 1 dog, 4 cats, 4 horses, 1 sheep and 2 donkeys.
Also in 1984, Dr. Bloom became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Feline and Canine Specialty, and was re-certified in 1994 and 2002. Diplomates must pass re-certification requirements every 10 years. Less than 10 Michigan veterinarians have met the ABVP's exacting requirements.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Dr. Bloom began training in advanced veterinary dermatology in 1987, when he was one of 2 veterinarians from the metro Detroit area selected to participate in a dermatology clerkship at MSU's veterinary college. He has participated in national and international conferences on the subject.The Allergy and Dermatology Clinic for Animals opened within the BAH premises in 1988.
Recognizing the difficulty that referring veterinarians may have in diagnosing and managing problems of the ear, in cats and dogs, Dr. Bloom re-emphasized its importance when he changed the name of the clinic to Allergy, Skin and Ear Clinic for Pets in 2007.
In 2001, Dr. Bloom became Michigan's FIRST board-certified veterinary dermatologist in full-time private practice; one of only 180 diplomates of veterinary dermatology in the entire United States. To attain this distinction, he completed a 4-year dermatology residency at MSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, published a research project, and submitted three case reports for approval by the certifying organization, the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Board. Finally, he passed a rigorous 2-day examination, one of only five applicants in the nation to pass in 2001.
Dr. Bloom is one of only 8 double boarded dermatologists in the nation. What does this mean to you? He not only has the depth of training (ACVD) but also the breath of training (ABVP) in veterinary medicine to offer you the best care possible.
Many specialized diagnostic procedures are performed by veterinary dermatologists, including microscopic examination of skin biopsies, allergy tests, fungal cultures, and other microbiologic examinations of skin scrapings and secretions. Treatment methods can include topical and/or systemic medications, immunotherapy (allergy shots) and surgical procedures.
The doctor also serves as adjunct faculty at MSU's veterinary college.Some veterinary students spend their dermatology rotation at his clinic, and he regularly visits the campus to work and interact with students and staff.