Meet Our Team
Dr. Austin Richman, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Richman is board certified in Veterinary Dermatology. After graduating in the top of his class from The University of Florida Veterinary School, he went on to complete a rotating internship at VCA Norwalk, CT and then a three year Veterinary Dermatology residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic in Marina Del Rey.
Dr. Richman has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field and has authored multiple publications and book chapters on cryosurgery, papilloma virus, autoimmune disease and canine hair.
His areas of expertise include otology (the diagnosis and treatment of ear disease), cutaneous autoimmune and allergic disease, minimally invasive mass removals through the use of cryotherapy and Co2 laser minimizing patient discomfort and recovery time and is one of the leading feline dermatologists.
Dr. Richman has a great passion for otology and helping pets and their owners overcome frustrating and painful ear conditions. He studied under the world’s foremost experts in the field and completed multiple externships with world leaders in veterinary otology. Dr. Richman has expertise in creative medical management and video otoscopy. With every case, he strives to find the root cause of the disease.
Dr. Richman’s passion for helping people and their pets has driven him to become one of the country’s leading specialists in veterinary dermatology and otology. When pet parents struggle to manage complex skin and ear cases, Dr. Richman understands how frustrating this can be. His own dog Sandy, a Chinese Shar Pei, suffered with chronic skin and ear disease for her whole life. The commitment to being able to provide better lives for pets like Sandy, motivated Dr. Richman to excel in his veterinary studies and obtain a competitive residency in veterinary dermatology.
Dr. Brittany Lancellotti, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Brittany Lancellotti is board certified in veterinary dermatology and a Fear Free certified veterinary professional. She obtained her degree in biology from Temple University in Philadelphia, then attended veterinary technician school, focusing on animal behavior.
She attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences, where she graduated with honors and was the recipient of multiple awards, including the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology’s Excellence in Veterinary Dermatology, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s Certificate of Clinical Excellence, Merck Academic Excellence, and the Dean’s Award, the top academic and leadership honor among her graduating class.
Dr. Lancellotti completed a rotating internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, followed by a residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic. Dr. Lancellotti is published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association for her large-scale independent study on the safety of Apoquel.
Dr. Lancellotti has a special interest in managing allergic and hormonal diseases affecting the skin and ears, minimally invasive mass removals, and biopsy site selection for dermatohistopathology. Dr. Lancellotti takes a detailed and creative approach to her patient’s medical recommendations to reduce both patient and owner anxiety, leading to happier pets, healing of the skin, and repairing the human-animal bond.
Dr. Lancellotti is committed to educating pet owners and improving their understanding of their pet’s skin and ear disease. She is the founder and host of the Your Vet Wants You to Know podcast, offering an accessible, engaging education tool. She encourages many of her clients to listen to the various podcasts to reinforce the information shared during their visit. She is also committed to educating other veterinary professionals. Dr. Lancellotti is a national and international speaker, teaching at large veterinary conferences, lecturing to veterinary dermatology residents, and presenting to global expert panels of veterinary dermatologists.
She loves spending time with her three dogs, including Russell Sprout, a spunky, snaggle-toothed terrier, who has challenged her understanding of allergies, anxiety, and Cushing’s disease, allowing her to sympathize with clients on many levels. Russell Sprout is the Your Vet Wants You to Know mascot, and his journey with Dr. Lancellotti through allergy testing, ear infections, and Cushing’s disease, all while struggling with behavior problems which complicated treatment, have helped her to get creative and offer unique solutions for her clients as well.
Dr. Megan Boyd, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Boyd is board certified in veterinary dermatology. She obtained her chemistry degree at California Polytechnic State University. She attended veterinary school at Kansas State University, graduating at the top of her class and being awarded recognition by multiple honor societies for academic and clinical rotation excellence. Following her veterinary curriculum, she completed a one-year rotating internship at VCA West Los Angeles.
Dr. Boyd was selected to train under the guidance of three incredible, world-renowned mentors at The University of Florida, completing a dermatology specialty internship and residency. She has authored publications focusing on microbiology, infectious diseases, immunology, immunopharmacology, preliminary studies into alternative medicines, and alopecia. She developed a passion for teaching veterinary students while completing her internship and residency. She is frequently a lecturer at Western University of Health Sciences, teaching veterinary students dermatology.
She has special interests in cytology and diagnosing and managing autoimmune diseases. Dr. Boyd’s advanced skill leads to early disease recognition and treatment of even the rarest diseases.
Dr. Boyd collected rescue animals during vet school, internship, and residency. Each of them has various dermatologic disorders, which has influenced her approach to managing skin health and wellbeing. She is passionate about all things derm and loves creating individualized management plans for her patients and their families.
Dr. William Byun, DVM, ACVD Resident
Dr. Byun, our resident at Veterinary Skin & Ear, brings a wealth of experience and passion to our practice. His journey in the field of veterinary medicine has been marked by dedication and a commitment to enhancing the lives of pets and their families.
After completing his biology degree at UC Berkeley, Dr. Byun pursued his veterinary education at Michigan State University, where he graduated at the top of his class. His unwavering pursuit of excellence continued as he returned to his roots in Los Angeles, his hometown. Here, he honed his skills as a general practitioner for four years, serving the pet community of Beverly Hills.
Dr. Byun’s path in the world of veterinary care began with a hands-on role as a veterinary assistant. It was during this time that he witnessed firsthand the distressing impact of allergies on pets and the transformative effects of well-managed allergic dog care. His parent’s beloved family dog, Minnie, epitomized this struggle – she was plagued by constant itching, unpleasant odors, and recurrent ear infections. This experience afforded Dr. Byun a unique perspective from the pet parent’s point of view.
Upon his graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Byun took it upon himself to manage Minnie’s severe allergies independently. This marked a pivotal moment that kindled his strong interest in veterinary dermatology. Driven by a genuine desire to make a difference, he embraced his newfound passion, dedicating himself to helping both pets and their caregivers comprehend the vital role of dermatologic patient management.
With a solid foundation of four years in primary care preceding his dermatology residency, Dr. Byun possesses a comprehensive understanding of his patients’ overall well-being. Dr. Byun enjoys fostering the veterinary-client-patient relationships and imparting invaluable insights to families, ensuring they are equipped with the top strategies to address their pets’ dermatological needs – regardless of the pets’ overall health status.
At Veterinary Skin & Ear, we are privileged to have Dr. Byun on our team, where his genuine care for people and pets transforms the lives of those we serve.