Meet our Dermatology Team – Specialists



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Dr Greg Burton

BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (Small Animal Surgery), FACVSc (Dermatology)

Dr Greg Burton graduated from the University of Queensland BVSc (Hons) in 1983. He spent 10 years in general small animal practice in Melbourne and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery in 1993. He completed his residency and became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Dermatology in 1997. Dr Burton has been a director of the Animal Skin, Ear and Allergy Service at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre since 1999 and has been the Principle Fellow in Dermatology at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 2001. Dr Burton is responsible for all the undergraduate dermatology training for veterinary students at the University of Melbourne. He has lectured widely in Australia, USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand. Dr Burton’s professional interests are canine atopic dermatitis and topical therapy in the management of skin diseases.




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Dr Rebecca Bassett

BScAgr (Hons), BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (Canine Medicine), FACVSc (Dermatology)

Dr Rebecca Bassett has completed two university degrees — the first at the University of Sydney in Agricultural Science in 1992 and the second in Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 1997. Dr Bassett worked in rural mixed practices in NSW before moving to Melbourne in late 2000 to do a residency in Dermatology at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre. She gained her Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine in 2002 and Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Dermatology in 2005. Dr Bassett has written several articles for peer-reviewed journals and has given several seminars for continuing education in Dermatology to veterinarians. Her current professional interests are in hair loss in dogs and ear infections.




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Dr David Robson

BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (Canine Medicine), FACVSc (Dermatology)

Dr David Robson graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 1992 and spent almost seven years in general small animal practice in Brisbane. He moved to Melbourne in late 1999 to commence his residency in veterinary dermatology at the Animal Skin, Ear and Allergy clinic (now part of Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre). He attained Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2005. Dr Robson has lectured in Australia and overseas (New Zealand, United States, Hong Kong, Austria) and has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed scientific articles. His current professional interests include pollens and pollen allergies, otitis diagnosis and treatment, and barrier dysfunction.  




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Dr Samantha Crothers

BSc, BVMS, DipACVD

Dr Sam Crothers graduated from Murdoch University in Perth in 2003. She spent 3 years in a busy general small animal practice in Perth before moving to California in 2006 to commence her residency in dermatology at the University of California Davis (UCD).  She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2009. Following the completion of her residency Dr Crothers worked at UCD as a clinical instructor of Dermatology for two years where she was responsible for undergraduate dermatology training for veterinary students and part of the residency training program team. In 2010 she was the assistant professor in Dermatology at Colorado State University where she continued to train undergraduate veterinary students and dermatology residents. Since returning to Australia in late 2011, Dr Crothers has worked in her home town of Perth before moving to Melbourne in 2012 with her husband. Most recently she has been taking some time away from work to raise a family.




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