VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Dermatology

Associate Editor

Valerie Fadok

Valerie Fadok

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) Dermatology, 1982


  • Residency in Dermatology, 1981
  • Internship in Small Animal Internal Medicine, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, 1979
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, 1978
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1991

Current Professional Activities

  • Staff Dermatologist, North Houston Veterinary Specialists, Spring, TX

Past Professional Activities

  • Staff Dermatologist, Gulf Coast Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Staff Dermatologist, Veterinary Skin and Allergy Specialists, Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado
  • Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Dept Pediatrics, Natiional Jewish Medical and Research Center
  • Associate Professor, Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, University of Florida College Veterinary Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine

Marital Status

  • Dean P Edwards, PhD, biomedical researcher extraordinaire (he's really smart)


  • Matt Edwards, golfer extraordinaire


  • Dobby, the atopic French bulldog, from whom I learn my specialty every day
  • Myles AKA Fuddy, a rescued Golden cross
  • Phoenix, bad boy Orange-Winged Amazon, we've been together for 30 years
  • Plato, spunky little Quaker parrot who loves children
  • Tokhme, prissy little Sun Conure (tokhme is the Persian word for seed)
  • Winnie, one legged Congo African Grey who speaks better English than we do
  • I'd have more but then I would probably lose my human family!


  • Birdwatching, photography, reading English murder mysteries, bonsai, orchids, watching old reruns of Law and Order and its spawn SVU and Criminal Intent, volunteer work at my son's school and for parrot rescue

Favorite Quote

"Many have forgotten this truth,
but you must not forget it.
You remain responsible, forever,
For what you have tamed."
Antoine de Saint Exupery, from Gabriel Foundation, an extraordinary organization for parrot welfare, rescue, and conservation

What I Like Most About VIN

Amazing quick access to good information; finding old friends and colleagues

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