Veterinary dermatologist David Duclos, DVM, DACVD, uses a VetScalpel CO2 laser to perform a tumor excision. The VetScalpel laser is set to 30 watts of SuperPulse power, which is the most powerful SuperPulse available for any veterinary CO2 laser. The VetScalpel laser was able to cut around the tumor precisely, quickly, without any bleeding and with minimal thermal effects to surrounding tissue.
American-made VetScalpel CO2 lasers can be utilized in virtually all soft-tissue veterinary surgical procedures. The laser’s flexible fiber (hollow-waveguide) and pen-like, autoclavable handpieces ensure the best surgical dexterity and ergonomics. VetScalpel lasers are offered at up to 45 Watts continuous wave and 30 watts SuperPulse mode. To learn more about the laser and its many benefits over competitor CO2 lasers, click here.
About Dr. Duclos
Dr. Duclos received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from St. Martin’s College, in Lacey, Washington, and received his professional training at the School of Veterinary Medicine, WSU, and his degree in Veterinary Medicine (Cum Laude) from Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington. After graduation, he was engaged in private clinical practice in Forks, Washington, before going to the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, for his dermatology residency. After residency, he attained board-certification status, and in 1991, moved back to the Northwest to become the owner of the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic, near Mill Creek, Washington.
In addition to his duties as a specialist in the dermatology practice, Dr. Duclos has also contributed to the advancement of the specialty of veterinary dermatology by writing many articles, book chapters, and scientific papers on various subjects in the specialty of veterinary dermatology. He also gives continuing education lectures to veterinarians and their staff in the local Northwest region, as well as in other areas of the United States, Canada, and Europe. Dr. Duclos is well known in the veterinary dermatology specialty for his expertise in CO2 laser surgery and for his interest in clinical photography. Many veterinary dermatologists use his photographs in their lectures and publications.
Dr. Duclos is also known for his discovery of interdigital follicular cysts as one of the causes of pododermatitis in dogs. He developed a special procedure using the CO2 laser, which can cure the cause of this condition in affected dogs. He has published several papers and has given many veterinarians hands-on training in the surgical techniques used in the treatment of interdigital follicular cysts in dogs. Learn more about Dr. Duclos at theasac.com