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Lauren Pinchbeck

Lauren Pinchbeck, DVM, Diplomate ACVD, is a veterinarian at Newtown Veterinary Specialists who specializes in dermatology.


Newtown Veterinarian

Lauren Pinchbeck

DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Lauren Pinchbeck was born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from Princeton University, and earned her DVM degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut, she completed a dermatology residency at Ohio State in 2006. During her residency, she also attained a Master’s of Science Degree concentrating on genotypic relatedness among staphylococcal isolates.

Dr. Pinchbeck was the recipient of an American College of Veterinary Dermatology Research Award in Basic Science in 2006 and the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Resident Award in 2007. In addition to her research interest in staphylococcal infections in dogs, her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of otitis media, autoimmune diseases, and canine atopic dermatitis.

Dr. Pinchbeck was employed at South Texas Veterinary Specialists LLC from 2006 -2011 and established the dermatology department. In 2011, Dr. Pinchbeck moved to Connecticut to become a partner at Northeast Veterinary Dermatology Specialists with Dr. Nina Shoulberg. Dr. Pinchbeck lives in Connecticut with her husband, son, and her two Greyhounds.

Dr. Pinchbeck is licensed in Texas, Connecticut, New York, and Vermont. She was President of the Veterinary Medical Association from 2010 to 2011.

Abstracts & Publications:

  • Pinchbeck LR. Systemic glucocorticoids in dermatology. In: Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XV Small Animal Practice. Philadelphia, Elsevier Science. 2013, In press.
  • Hillier A, Pinchbeck LR, Cole LK. Efficacy of cefpodoxime proxetil in the treatment of canine superficial bacterial folliculitis: an open study of 46 dogs. Submitted for publication May 2010, Vet Dermatol.
  • Pinchbeck LR and Kwochka KW. Advances in topical therapy. In: DeBoer DJ, Affolter VK, and Hill PB Eds. Advances in Veterinary Dermatology, Vol. 6. Sussex United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell. 2010:394-401.
  • Pinchbeck LR, Cole LK, Hillier A, Kowalski JJ, Rajala-Schultz PJ, Bannerman TL, York S. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and antimicrobial susceptibility phenotypes for coagulase-positive staphylococcal isolates from pustules and carriage sites in dogs with superficial bacterial folliculitis. Am J Vet Res, 2007;68(5):535-42.
  • Hillier A., Pinchbeck LR, Bannerman TL, Cole LK, York, S. Coagulase-positive staphylococci at carriage sites post-cefpodoxime therapy in dogs. North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum, April 2007, Abstract.
  • Pinchbeck LR, Cole LK, Hillier A, Kowalski JJ, Rajala-Schultz PJ, Bannerman TL, York S. Genotypic relatedness of staphylococcal strains isolated from pustules and carriage sites in dogs with superficial bacterial folliculitis. Am J Vet Res, 2006; 67(8): 1337-1346.
  • Hillier A, Pinchbeck LR, Cole LK. Efficacy of cefpodoxime in the treatment of superficial pyoderma in dogs. North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum, Palm Springs, April 2006, Abstract.
  • Pinchbeck LR, Hillier A. Scabies, Notoedric Mange, and Cheyletiellosis. In: Birchard, SJ and Sherding, RG Eds. Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice, 3rd Ed. Philadelphia, WB Saunders Company. 2006; 465-473.
  • Pinchbeck LR, Hillier A, Kowalski JJ, Kwochka KW. Comparison of pulse administration versus once daily administration of itraconazole for the treatment of Malassezia pachydermatis dermatitis and otitis in dogs, J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2002; 220(12): 1807-1812.
  • Hillier A, Kwochka KW, Pinchbeck LR. Reactivity to intradermal injection of extracts of Dermatophagoides farinae, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, house dust mite mix, and house dust in dogs suspected to have atopic dermatitis: 115 cases (1996-1998), J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2000;  217(4): 536-540.
  • Kwochka KW, McCall CA, Hillier A, Stedman KE, Riester LE, Cole LC, Bevier DE, and Wassom DL. Flea salivary antigen rush immunotherapy for flea allergy dermatitis in dogs: a double blind placebo-controlled clinical study, in Proceedings 14th Annu Meet Am Coll Vet Derm/Am Acad Vet Derm, 1998; 107-108.
  • Hillier A, Kwochka KW, McCall CA, Riester LE, Stedman KE. Intradermal skin test reactivity and serum IgE levels to native der p I and der p II in atopic and non-atopic dogs, Abstract.

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