Meet Our Staff
Dr. David Duclos
Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist
Dr. Duclos received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from St. Martin’s College, in Lacey, Washington, and received his professional training at the School of Veterinary Medicine, WSU, and his degree in Veterinary Medicine (Cum Laude) from Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington. After graduation, he was engaged in private clinical practice in Forks, Washington, before going to the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, for his dermatology residency. After residency, he attained board-certification status, and in 1991, moved back to the Northwest to become the owner of the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic, near Mill Creek, Washington.
In addition to his duties as a specialist in the dermatology practice, Dr. Duclos has also contributed to the advancement of the specialty of veterinary dermatology by writing many articles, book chapters, and scientific papers on various subjects in the specialty of veterinary dermatology. He also gives continuing education lectures to veterinarians and their staff in the local Northwest region, as well as in other areas of the United States, Canada, and Europe. Dr. Duclos is well known in the veterinary dermatology specialty for his expertise in C02 laser surgery and for his interest in clinical photography. Many veterinary dermatologists use his photographs in their lectures and publications.
Dr. Duclos is also known for his discovery of interdigital follicular cysts as one of the causes of pododermatitis in dogs. He developed a special procedure using the C02 laser, which can cure the cause of this condition in affected dogs. He has published several papers and has given many veterinarians hands-on training in the surgical techniques used in treatment of interdigital follicular cysts in dogs.
Dr. Naomi Rich
Veterinary Dermatology Resident
Dr. Naomi Rich graduated high school from the Bush School in Seattle. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, then continued her education with professional training and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Cum Laude) from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Dr. Rich grew up in a household shared with a rabbit, a cat, birds, fish, lizards, a Brazilian tarantula, and a dog. She was encouraged to follow her interest in becoming a Veterinarian from an early age!
In veterinary school, Dr. Rich focused on small animal and avian medicine, especially dermatology, pain management, and preventative care. During that time, she worked in an ocular pathology laboratory and did research at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI where she designed and completed a research project on the use of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain medication in cranes. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Rich moved back to Washington state where she worked for several years in a busy, small animal private practice in Bothell, WA.
Dr. Rich is very excited to join the compassionate, dedicated, and hard-working team at the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic as a resident in training under the mentorship of Dr. David Duclos. She is dedicated to providing the highest standard of veterinary dermatology specialty care for the community’s animals.
Dr. Rich lives in Edmonds with her husband, Michael, Rosy their feisty pug, Milo a rambunctious golden retriever, and Jasper their leopard gecko. She enjoys the outdoors, running, camping, skiing, and bird watching, as well as reading and painting during her free time.
As long as she can remember, Debra has always loved all animals and everything involving the natural world. Dogs and cats have been a part of her life since she was 7 years old. Her family of animals include, past and present, Sasha (1995–1/18/2010) and Mattie (1993–11/4/2010), Amber, a 3-year-old lab mix, and Squeakers, a 3-year-old domestic shorthair cat. All pets either came from a shelter or a rescue organization.
Debra received her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas, 1995. Her special interests include nutrition, behavior, radiology, and of course, dermatology. She also has earned a Bachelor Degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor Degree of science in geoscience from the University of Texas at Dallas.
In her spare time, she runs her own pet photography business, and enjoys birding, photography, gardening, and DIY projects at home.
Margaret has worked as a veterinary assistant at the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic since 2004. She assists the technicians and doctor in procedures and also works directly with clients and their pets. She enjoys the variety her job brings, as well as helping others.
Margaret has a passion for helping animals; she has volunteered at various shelters, fostered countless litters of kittens, and spent a year doing TNR work with a feral cat colony in her neighborhood. She has a special interest in animal behavior and has worked part time as a pet dog trainer and assisted in dog training classes for many years. She is dedicated to positive training methods and enjoys playing with her dogs in nose work, agility, lure coursing, and rally-o.
In her free time, Margaret enjoys playing games, photography, being outdoors, and trips to the dog park. She shares her life with her partner, Tony; their three dogs, Brock, Alki, and Royal; five rescued cats, Felix, Linus, Lala, Pynchon, and Biscuit; and house rabbit, Clover.
Tammy has always been an animal lover and at one time thought of even being a jockey, but decided that being a veterinary technician would be much more rewarding of a career. This way she could be around many species of animals instead of just one. She has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 1990 after graduating from the veterinary technology program at Pierce Community College in Tacoma. The first veterinary clinic she worked at saw reptiles, rodents, rabbits, and birds, as well as dogs and cats. Many of her personal pets have been acquired from the veterinary clinics that she has worked at over the years—there have been budgies, fish, kittens, and puppies brought home that were donated to the vet clinic. After 16 years, it was time for a change and that is when she moved over to the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic, where she has continued to learn lots of new things to help dogs and cats try to lead healthier and better lives.
She loves to spend time training Willis, her German Wirehaired Pointer in nosework, obedience, rally, and hunting/field work. When she has spare time, she does pet sitting for close friends and family and volunteers with a local dog trainer, teaching young dogs and their owners about family dog basic obedience.
Beth is excited to have joined the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic in 2014. She brings over 10 years of experience working in local animal shelters and veterinary clinics, and has previously enjoyed working closely with patients as an Office Manager in a chiropractic clinic. Originally from Illinois, she grew up with many different species of animals (dogs, cats, gerbils, fish, etc), and loves living in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She's committed to customer care, patient care, animal rescue and welfare, and enjoys learning and educating about proper care for pets.
In her spare time Beth is dedicated to going to school, spending time with her friends and family, and enriching the lives of her three adored indoor cats Baghee, Sylvie, and Ginjo (pictured). She enjoys being out in nature, gardening, reading, watching movies, and loves playing video games.