Research & Services | Unique Expertise in Veterinary Dermatology

Zur Gila, HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Israel's leading veterinary dermatology research conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's veterinary teaching hospital


Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine

Dermatology Department, Small Animal Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Background

  • Research in the dermatology department focuses on the pathogenesis of various skin conditions and research for new treatments. Specific research includes:
  • The use of antibiotics in dogs with pyoderma and otitis externa in the light of increased antibiotic resistance
  • The pathogenesis and management of canine otitis externa
  • Wound healing

Research Capabilities

  • At the veterinary hospital, veterinary dermatology research is carried out in two major areas –
  • Clinical research to gain greater understanding of animal skin disorders
  • Phase III clinical trials for companies developing veterinary diagnostics and medications
  • The hospital has permission to work with and provides access to laboratory animals.


Collaboration with the veterinary school provides access to the most up-to-date expertise in veterinary dermatology and facilities exceptionally suitable for research. The unique equipment, animal models, and technology available provide great benefit to others working in the field.

Researcher and Research Interests

  • Dr. Gila Zur, DVM, MSc., DipECVD, Head of Dermatology Department, is internationally recognised as a as a boards certified dermatologist. Dr Zur has more than 20 years' experience and is the only veterinary dermatologist certified by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology in Israel. She is recognised as having the greatest knowledge in this field in Israel.
  • Dr. Ronnie Kaufmann, DVM, is in a dermatology residency program of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology and will also become an ECVD diplomate.

Laboratory Contact

Dr. Gila Zur, DVM, MSc. DipECVD, zurgila@agri.huji.ac.il, +973-3-968-8547, +972-54-882-0520

Dr. Ronnie Kaufmann, DVM, Kaufmann@ agri.huji.ac.il

Previous experience and work with industry

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Contact for more information:

Itzik Goldwaser
VP, Head of Research Collaborations
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