Douglas DeBoer, DVM, DACVD

Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 3156

Douglas DeBoer, DVM, DACVD

Titles and Education

  1. Professor of Dermatology
    University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI
  2. Diplomate, 1987
    American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  3. DVM, 1981
    University of California – Davis, Davis, CA
  4. Bachelor of Science, 1977
    University of California – Davis, Davis, CA


Dr. DeBoer's research is focused on the immunology of chronic skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis and recurrent skin infections.


Dr. DeBoer is responsible for research and teaching in the School of Veterinary Medicine, including training of veterinary students and postgraduate trainees.

Clinical Interests

Dr. DeBoer is primarily interested in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases in dogs and cats; allergic skin disease in dogs and cats; recurrent bacterial skin infections.

Graduate Training

Depending on the year and on availability of funding, our department operates a clinical training program (internship or residency) that provides specialty training in animal skin diseases.

Recent Publications

  1. Pali-Schöll, I., DeBoer, D. J., Alessandri, C., Seida, A. A., Mueller, R. S., & Jensen-Jarolim, E. (2020). Formulations for Allergen Immunotherapy in Human and Veterinary Patients: New Candidates on the Horizon. Frontiers in immunology11, 1697.
  2. Ishimaru, H., Okamoto, N., Fujimura, M., Miyaji, K., Shimakura, H., Takase, Y., Mizukami, K., Uchiyama, J., DeBoer, D. J., & Sakaguchi, M. (2020). IgE sensitivity to Malassezia pachydermatis and mite allergens in dogs with atopic dermatitis. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology226, 110070.
  3. Piccione, M. L., & DeBoer, D. J. (2019). Serum IgE against cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCD) in healthy and atopic dogs. Veterinary dermatology30(6), 507–e153.
  4. Mueller, R. S., Jensen-Jarolim, E., Roth-Walter, F., Marti, E., Janda, J., Seida, A. A., & DeBoer, D. (2018). Allergen immunotherapy in people, dogs, cats and horses - differences, similarities and research needs. Allergy73(10), 1989–1999.
  5. DeBoer D. J. (2017). The future of immunotherapy for canine atopic dermatitis: a review. Veterinary dermatology28(1), 25–e6.
  6. Layne, E. A., & DeBoer, D. J. (2016). Serum Malassezia-specific IgE in dogs with recurrent Malassezia otitis externa without concurrent skin disease. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology176, 1–4.
  7. DeBoer, D. J., Verbrugge, M., & Morris, M. (2016). Clinical and immunological responses of dust mite sensitive, atopic dogs to treatment with sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). Veterinary dermatology27(2), 82–7e23.
  8. Olivry, T., DeBoer, D. J., Favrot, C., Jackson, H. A., Mueller, R. S., Nuttall, T., & Prélaud, P. (2015). Treatment of canine atopic dermatitis: 2015 updated guidelines from the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA). BMC Veterinary Research, 11(1).
  9. Oldenhoff, W. E., Frank, G. R., & DeBoer, D. J. (2014). Comparison of the results of intradermal test reactivity and serum allergen-specific IgE measurement forMalassezia pachydermatisin atopic dogs. Veterinary Dermatology, 25(6), 507-e85.
  10. DeBoer, D. J. (2013). Guidelines for Symptomatic Medical Treatment of Canine Atopic Dermatitis. Veterinary Allergy, 90–95.