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Ramon M. Almela - DVM, PhD, DECVD

Ramon M. Almela
Assistant Professor
Small animal dermatology and veterinary allergology
Dermatology & Allergy

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Dr. Ramón M. Almela's current areas of research interest are precision medicine in veterinary dermatology, atopic disorders in dogs and medical use of cold plasma in veterinary patients.


  • PhD,Universidad di Murcia, Spain (with Honors)- 2007
  • DVM,Universidad di Murcia, Spain - 1999

Board Certification

  • European College of Veterinary Dermatology

  • European Veterinary Specialist® in Dermatology of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation
  1. Almela RM, Ansón A. A Review of Immunotherapeutic Strategies in Canine Malignant Melanoma. Vet Sci. 2019; 6: 15.
  2. Almela RM, Martínez Gomariz F, Rodríguez Hervás J,Vicente Calderón V, Carrión Jiménez M. Panniculitis and concurrent inflammatory bowel disease in a dog. Clin Peq Anim 2018; 38: 171 -174.
  3. Almela R. VetQuiz. Feline Pemphigus. Kleintier Konkret 2018; 21: 43-44.
  4. Almela RM, Rubio CP, Cerón JJ, Ansón A, Tichy A, Mayer U. Selected serum oxidative stress biomarkers in dogs with non-food-induced and food-induced atopic dermatitis. Vet Dermatol 2018; 29: 229-e82.
  5. Almela R, Bayón A, Ansón. CT findings in the diagnosis of peripheral vestibular syndrome in a ferret (Mustela putorius furo) with otitis media. Clin Vet Peq Anim 2017; 37: 189-193.  
  6. Anson A, Strohmayer C, Larrinaga JM, Iglesias E, Almela R, Ramírez G, Cervera V. Computed tomographic retrograde positive contrast cystography and computed tomographic excretory urography characterization of a urinary bladder diverticulum in a dog. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2018 Jan 14. doi: 10.1111/vru.12591. [Epub ahead of print].
  7. Almela R, von Bomhard W, Ansón A, Mayer U. Subcutaneous extraskeletal osteosarcoma in a metatarsal footpad in a cat. Vet Dermatol 2017; 28: 524-526.
  8. Almela RM, Bäumer W. Should precision medicine be encouraged in veterinary dermatology?. Vet Dermatol 2017; 28: 527-527.
  9. Almela R. Skin biopsy: step by step. Kleintier Konkret 2016; 19: 38-39.
  10. Almela R, Mayer U. Topical therapy in dermatology. Kompendium Kleintier 2015; 30-39.
  11. Ramón Miguel Almela Sánchez. Small Animal Clinical Dermatology Handbook, 1st edition. IC Ed. 2014; 3-268. ISBN: 978-84-16109-23-4.
  12. Jerez S, Motas M, Cánovas RA, Talavera J, Almela RM, Del Río AB. Accumulation and tissue distribution of heavy metals and essential elements in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from Spanish Mediterranean coastline of Murcia. Chemosphere 2010; 78: 256-64.
  13. Salinas M, Altet L, Clavel C, Almela RM, Bayón A, Burguete I, Sánchez A. Genetic assessment, illegal trafficking and management of the Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise in Southern Spain and Northern Africa. Conserv Genet 2011; 12:1
  14. Marín P, Bayón A, Fernández-Varón E, Escudero E, Clavel C, Almela R, Cárceles CM. Pharmacokinetics of danofloxacin after single dose intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous administration to loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta. Dis Aquat Organ 2008; 82: 231-6.

General Research Interests

  • Canine atopic dermatitis
  • Food allergy in dogs
  • Precision medicine
  • Cold atmospheric pressure plasma treatment in skin diseases

Selected Research Projects

  • Microbiome in atopic disorders
  • Skin biomarkers

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Canine atopic dermatitis
  • Food allergy in dogs
  • Precision medicine
  • Cold atmospheric pressure plasma treatment in skin diseases


I am passionate about teaching. My teaching philosophy includes is student-centered with inductive teaching and promoting skill competences (to know, to do, to know how to do) in an inclusive and friendly environment with no fear to ask and open discussions

Major Specialized Equipment

kINPen®VET (cold atmospheric pressure plasma device for veterinary medicine use)

  • ISVD Member
  • ESVD Member