Lara Tomich, DVM, MS, DACVD

Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 3372

Lara Tomich, DVM, MS, DACVD

Titles and Education

  1. Assistant Teaching Professor of Veterinary Dermatology, 2022-present
    UW-Madison, Madison, WI, US  
  2. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology 2020
  3. Dermatology Residency, 2017-2020 
    University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Champaign-Urbana, IL, US
  4. Dermatology Specialty Internship, 2016-2017
    University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Champaign-Urbana, IL, US
  5. Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2015-2016 
    Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties, Walpole, MA, US
  6. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2011-2015 
    Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA, US
  7. Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, 2008-2011 
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US


Dr. Tomich is responsible for teaching dermatology to our pre-clinical students as well as educating our fourth year students, interns, and residents on the clinical floor.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tomich is interested in all facets of veterinary dermatology especially multimodal management of allergic dermatitis in dogs and cats. She has a special interest in equine dermatology, CO2 laser ablation procedures, and teaching.

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. Tomich LM, Keating SCJ, Allender MC, Pieper JB. (2021). Effect of topical lidocaine on intradermal testing in atopic dogs. Vet Dermatol, 32: 139.
  2. Tomich LM, Pieper JB, Stern AW. (2020). Pathology in Practice. JAVMA, 257.
  3. Tomich LM, Pieper JB. (2019) Urticaria pigmentosa-like skin disease in a domestic shorthair cat. JFMS Open Rep, 7.
  4. Tomich LM, Pieper JB, Stern AW. (2018) Comparing dermoscopy and histological examination of normal equine skin. Vet Dermatol, 29: 170.