Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Antimicrobial Resistance, Host-Pathogen Interactions and Vaccinology, IRLFS (Research Programme), CPCS (Research Programme)

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Dermatology

Ross is a Professor of Veterinary Dermatology at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA)

Ross Bond graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1985 and then spent 5 years in large and small animal practice. Ross joined the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and is currently Professor of Veterinary Dermatology and Head of the Dermatology Service. His research work into yeast infections in dogs led to an award of a PhD in 1996. Ross holds RCVS and European Diplomas in Veterinary Dermatology and is recognised as a specialist in veterinary dermatology by the RCVS.

Primarily on microbial skin diseases in dogs and cats, especially Malassezia yeasts and (multidrug-resistant) staphylococci. 

Recent publications:

Anina Bauer, Sheida Hadji Rasouliha, Magdalena T. Brunner, Vidhya Jagannathan, Inga Bucher, Jeanette Bannoehr, Katarina Varjonen, Ross Bond, Kerstin Bergvall, Monika M. Welle, Petra Roosje, Tosso Leeb.  A second KRT71 allele in curly coated dogs. Animal Genetics  2018. 

Sian-Marie Frosini *, Ross Bond.  Activity in vitro of clotrimazole against canine methicillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus pseudintermedius. Antibiotics 2017 6: 29 doi 10.3390/antibiotics 6040029

Sian Marie Frosini; Ross Bond; Anette Loeffler; Jo Larner.  Opportunities for topical antimicrobial therapy: permeation of canine skin by fusidic acid.  BMC Vet Res. 2017 Nov 21;13(1):345. doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-1270-6

Bond R, Varjonen K, Hendricks A, Chang YM, Brooks Brownlie H.  Clinical and pathological features of hair coat abnormalities in curly coated retrievers from UK and Sweden.  J Small Anim Pract. 2016 Dec;57(12):659-667. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12605

Siân-Marie Clark, Anette Loeffler, Vanessa M Schmidt, Yu-Mei Chang, Alison Wilson, Dorina Timofte, Ross Bond.  Interaction of chlorhexidine with trisEDTA or miconazole in vitro against canine meticillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates from two UK regions.  Veterinary Dermatology 2016 Oct;27(5):340-e84. doi: 10.1111/vde.12357.

Clark SM, Loeffler A, Bond R. Susceptibility in vitro of canine methicillin-resistant and susceptible staphylococcal isolates to fusidic acid, chlorhexidine and miconazole; opportunities for topical therapy of canine superficial pyoderma. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 Jul;70(7):2048-52. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkv056. Epub 2015 Mar 5

Recent international conference presentations:

World Association for Veterinary Dermatology clinical consensus guidelines for Malassezia dermatitis in dogs at cats:

  • North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum, Hawaii, May 2018.
  • International Society for Human and Animal Mycology Malassezia workshop, Utrecht, July 2018.
  • European Society / College for Veterinary Dermatology, Dubrovnik, September 2018.




Undergraduate: Ross helps deliver the skin strand to BVetMed graduate year, years II and III, and is heavily involved in teaching the dermatology rotation for year V. 

Postgraduate: dermatology training scholars and PhD students.

All aspects of skin disease, mainly in dogs and cats and occasionally horses. 

Collaboration with breed societies in relation to inherited skin diseases.

  • Temporal dynamic resistance of skin and gastrointestinal bacteria in canine pyoderma

    Temporal dynamic resistance of skin and gastrointestinal bacteria in canine pyoderma: Comparison between marbofloxacin and pradofloxacin in an investigator-blinded randomised interventional study. Pharmacokinetic data will be combined with MIC distribution together with the relationship between exposure and dynamic of bacterial kill modelled will be used to propose clinical breakpoints (highest MIC value considered “sensitive”) for fluoroquinolones in canine pyoderma.

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