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Thierry Olivry, DrVet, PhD

Professor of Immunodermatology, Assistant Department Head

Office: 919.513.6543

After graduating from veterinary school in Toulouse (France) in 1984, Dr. Olivry became a partner in a specialty practice in Paris. In 1991, he moved to the US for a residency in dermatology and a PhD in comparative pathology at the University of California Davis. He is board-certified by both European and American Colleges of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Olivry is Professor of Immunodermatology and Assistant Department Head at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Chair of the International Task Force on Canine Atopic Dermatitis, and from 2008 to 2009, President of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. Olivry has been recognized with the “ACVD Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Education” in 2004, the “NCSU Clinician of the Year award” in 2005, the “Pfizer Award for Research Excellence at NCSU” in 2010 and the “World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Hill's Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare Award” in 2013.

Dr. Olivry has authored more than 230 peer-reviewed original articles, and he has lectured extensively all over the world to veterinary and medical audiences. His current areas of research interest are canine atopic dermatitis and the mechanism and treatment of itch in dogs.


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American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD)
European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD)
European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD)
International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA)
International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Dermatology
My principal research interests involve investigating the pathogenesis and therapy of itch and atopic dermatitis in dogs. Current projects on atopic dermatitis include modeling itch and allergic skin lesions experimentally to discover novel methods for their treatment and prevention. A secondary research focus on autoimmune skin diseases involves the characterization of clinical signs, histopathology and immunological aspects of novel diseases in dogs and cats, especially variants of cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
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