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Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Michael Canfield DVM, DACVD, BOARD CERTIFIED VETERINARY DERMATOLOGIST 
mcanfield.JPGDr. Michael Canfield is a southern Mississippi native. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Canfield was an electrician for Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, MS where he was proud to assist in building several United States Navy ships. Dr. Canfield began his undergraduate studies at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and subsequently transferred to Mississippi State University to complete his undergraduate studies prior to entering Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Canfield graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and entered the profession as an eager small animal clinician. Dr. Canfield’s interests in dermatology flourished, ultimately leading him to accept an American College of Veterinary Dermatology approved dermatology residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic located in Tustin, California. Following three years of intense training, Dr. Canfield completed his residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Canfield enjoys dermatology, including allergic skin diseases, ear diseases, and endocrinopathies (hormone-related diseases). Additionally, Dr. Canfield enjoys traditional surgery, cryosurgery, laser surgery, and internal medicine. Dr. Canfield looks forward to serving you and your pet. Dr. Canfield has provided continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians locally and nationally.  Dr. Canfield seizes every opportunity to teach.  Dr. Canfield looks forward to caring for your pet.

Dr. Maria Ierace, DVM, Residency Trained in Dermatology

Dr. Maria Ierace is from Connecticut.  She received her undergraduate degree from Western Connecticut State University with a major in biology.  Dr. Ierace then worked for a year as a chemist prior to going to veterinary school.  She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri. Dr. Ierace became a veterinarian because she loves animals, people, science, and learning.  She is very passionate about the human-animal bond and is devoted to trying to make a positive difference in the lives of all species. She had the opportunity to advance her veterinary knowledge during her internship at the Animal Hospital of Regency Park and Animal Dermatology South, in addition to providing the highest quality care for her patients.  Dr. Ierace developed a special interest in dermatology and began an American College of Veterinary Dermatology residency in May of 2015 with Animal Dermatology South. Upon completion of her residency program, she has continued to serve as an associate with Animal Dermatology South. Dr. Ierace has two dogs, Watson, a lab mix, and Taz, a Chihuahua mix.  She enjoys hiking and spending time with her dogs, horseback riding, reading, kayaking, swimming, surfing, and volunteering at animal shelters.  Dr. Ierace couldn’t be more excited about being a part of the team here and looks forward to meeting you and your beloved pet!


Dr. Jennifer Thomas, DVM

Dr. Thomas

Dr. Jennifer Thomas is originally from Massachusetts but lived in Oklahoma for over a decade prior to joining the team at Animal Dermatology South. She received her undergraduate degree in biomedical and molecular biology from Bridgewater State College before receiving her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University.  After veterinary school, Dr. Thomas pursued additional training in veterinary parasitology, which helped foster her interest in animal allergies, as well as skin and ear diseases. She is thrilled to pursue residency training in veterinary dermatology at Animal Dermatology South. Having had her own allergic pets, Dr. Thomas understands how frustrated many owners can become with their pet’s skin and ear disease. As a result, Dr. Thomas strives to help you understand your pet’s diagnosis, and looks forward to working with you to develop both short-term and long-term plans for your pet. Dr. Thomas has a cat named Lemur, and a horse named Tai, who always keep her laughing. When Dr. Thomas isn’t taking care of your fur babies, she enjoys photography, kayaking, and baking (though her husband will tell you she never puts enough frosting on cupcakes).