About Us

The Animal Allergy & Dermatology Clinic was established by Dr. James Jeffers in 1992. The clinic is a referral-only practice for the exclusive treatment of skin diseases in cats and dogs. Five full-time receptionists and technicians assist Drs. Jeffers in the operation of the Dermatology Clinic. The clinic is located in Gaithersburg, MD a northwest suburb of Washington, DC. It is conveniently located 0.2 miles between two major roadways, Routes 270 and 355, on Shady Grove Road. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  Reserved parking for our clients is available directly in front of the office.

Depending on the time of year, it may take weeks to obtain an appointment. If your pet needs help before an appointment is available, Dr. Jeffers is available to personally consult with your regular veterinarian by e mail at aadconline@gmail.com or by using the link located in the "Contact" section. In that way, your case can be properly prepared to make the appoinment as efficient as possible and to improve your pet's comfort. Plan to spend between 1 and 1 1/2 hours for a new appointment and approximately 45 minutes for a re-examination appointment. Every attempt will be made to have all medical procedures performed on the same day as the appointment, if at all possible.

For your comfort, there are two televisions, magazines, free wifi, and complementary coffee and tea available in the waiting room if you wish to wait in our office during procedures.  In our shopping center we also have many different restaurants within easy walking distance if you want to go out for food or drink.




Dr. James Jeffers is a 1986 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery and a two year dermatology residency at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he remained a member of the Dermatology Department until July 1993. Dr. Jeffers is a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. He has authored and reviewed numerous articles for veterinary journals and has spoken at veterinary meetings across the United States and Canada on dermatology topics.

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