Dr. Charach / Experience
In 1994 Dr. Mike Charach became the first Board Certified Animal Dermatologist in Western Canada and thus becoming third overall Canadian Board Certified. Currently there are approximately 200 actively practicing Veterinary Dermatologists in North America. Dr. Charach received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with honours at the University of Manitoba, and he obtained his degree of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1980.
After practicing 10 years of general medicine & surgery in Richmond, Dr. Charach was accepted to the two year dermatology residency program at the University of Florida. During this time, Dr. Charach had the opportunity to visit and work with some of the leaders in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of California, the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, he has also worked with some of the leading human allergist and dermatologists in British Columbia.
After his dermatology residency, a rigorous two day board certifying exam at the University of Illinois was successfully completed in 1994.
Each year the American College of Veterinary Dermatology holds intense four day continuing education dermatology seminars. These seminars keep Dr. Charach and his fellow veterinary dermatologists up to date of the latest advances in the field of veterinary dermatology.
Dr. Charach has been allergy skin testing and working on allergy cases in British Columbia since 1987, and frequently reviews his allergy tests to keep them applicable to our geographical area and the growing needs of our patients.