VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Dermatology

Associate Editor

Lauren Pinchbeck

Lauren Pinchbeck

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) Dermatology, 2006


  • Residency at 2006
  • Internship, Veterinary Referral & Emerg Cntr, 2003
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 2002
  • Master of Science, The Ohio State University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1993

Current Professional Activities

  • Co-owner Northeast Veterinary Dermatology Specialists 2011–current

Past Professional Activities

  • South Texas Veterinary Specialists 2006–2011 (San Antonio)


  • Pre-DVM
    • HESKA corp Veterinary Research Assistant, Basic Allergy Group (@ The Ohio State University CVM)
    • Dermatology groupie at The Ohio State University CVM (student research, technician duties)
  • Even Before That
    • Dabbled in education and special education while I figured out what I was passionate about
    • United States Modern Pentathlon Team (was living the dream and still trying to satisfy it)
  • Grants Back in the Day
    • Canine Research Funds
    • Student Opportunities for Applied Research

Current Associations

  • AVMA
  • ACVD
  • AAVD

Past Associations

  • TVMA
  • Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County, President 2010–2011


  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Vermont, and work there one weekend a month.


  • I was reared as a swimmer, but now I run. The longer the better, the earlier in the day the better. Roads, woods, mountains, anywhere. Going to go for a 50 miler when I turn 50 in “X” years! I’ll be back in the water someday. If you cant find me running, I am probably hiking in the woods or in VT, my special place. *Update the 50-mile ultramarathon is SCHEDULED in September in the Hudson Valley of New York. (2021)
  • I am a USA Swimming official for age group swimming (super fun to see young swimmers develop).
  • To chill, I garden (in hopes that the fam will eat their veggies!), read, and watch my kiddo navigate life.


  • Husband, Greg. Not a vet, but he knows Greyhounds! He is a master swimmer, marathon open water swimmer (and you thought I was nuts…he swims with sharks, jellyfish, and unknown creatures of the sea!).
  • Human kid, Gregory, who enjoys swimming (he is part chlorine), fencing, archery, basketball, lacrosse, and karate. Always the advocate for more recess, fewer days in school, and no homework!


  • “Rookie” 1 yr old crested gecko
  • Their predecessors “Hudson” and “Krafty” both rescued racers and both had osteosarcoma
  • Fergus and Goodie arrived from track closings in South Florida about 2 y ago now. They were youngsters and only knew track life. No sign of slowing down; the backyard is now a make-shift mud track. They have 2 speeds go and sleep. They enjoy patrolling the backyard for turkeys, foxes, hedgehogs, chipmunks, squirrels, and other furry things. Oddly, rabbits do not hang out with us.
  • “Skoot” - 14 y Greyhound in heaven (hemangiosarcopa)

What I Like About VIN

Y’all see some wild cases. I am challenged every time I log on to the message boards. I hope to add practical and solid advice on the presented cases. I am honored and humbled to be among the greats in the dermatology section.

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