Pet Allergy & Dermatology Specialists

4580 Crackersport Rd
Allentown, PA 18104



Our Doctors


Brian Palmeiro, VMD, Diplomate ACVD 

Brian Palmeiro, VMD, Diplomate ACVD


Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Brian Palmeiro was born in Long Island, NY and obtained a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University.  He attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Palmeiro completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery and a residency in dermatology and allergy at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  He has a Master's degree in fisheries and aquatic sciences from the University of Florida.  Dr. Palmeiro has published numerous research articles and often lectures to veterinarians and veterinary students about veterinary dermatology and allergies.  His interests include allergic skin disease, ear disease, immune mediated skin disease, and palynology (the study of pollens).  He is a consultant on the Veterinary Information Network.   Dr. Palmeiro is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Prior to starting Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology in 2010, Dr. Palmeiro practiced in the Philadelphia area, NJ, and Delaware, and also previously saw cases at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern for over 12 years.   Dr. Palmeiro also developed and oversees a residency training program at LVVD.  Dr. Palmeiro lives in Allentown with his wife, son, daughter, 3 dogs, and numerous fish.

Dr. Palmeiro also specializes in pet fish medicine with a full service pet fish hospital on site at PADS. Visit for more information



Chris Lopresto, VMD

Chris Lopresto, VMD

Veterinary Dermatology Resident

Dr. Christopher Lopresto is a native of western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and earned his VMD degree in 2008. After completing a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he started working in general practice in the Philadelphia area and then in York.    He joined LVVD in 2020 to further his training in veterinary dermatology first as dermatology intern and now as a dermatology resident.   In addition to dermatology, Dr. Lopresto has a special interest in exotic and aquatic animal medicine. He lives in Allentown with his wife, daughter, and one dog. 



What is a veterinary dermatologist?


A veterinary dermatologist undergoes advanced residency training in skin diseases of animals.  Their extensive training and experience make dermatologists extremely qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious and non-infectious skin diseases, parasitic skin diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergy and allergy-induced skin disease, recognition of the skin manifestation of systemic disease, cancer of the skin, cysts and other tumors of the skin and chronic infections and inflammatory conditions of the ears.