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Work address

  • North Carolina State University
  • 1060 William Moore Drive
  • Raleigh (NC)
  • 27607
  • USA


After graduating from veterinary school in Toulouse (France) in 1984, Dr. Olivry became one of the managing partners of the Frégis specialty clinic in Paris. In 1991, he moved to the USA 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 “2013 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Hill's Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare Award”. In 2017, he received one of the ECVD’s “25th Anniversary Awards” in recognition of his service to this College. He has been made an honorary member of both Latin American and European Societies of Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. Olivry has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, and he has been invited all over the world to lecture to veterinary and medical audiences. For more than two decades, he has been researching the mechanism and treatment of atopic dermatitis and itch in dogs. More recently, he has been focusing on the issue of food allergen characterization and cross-reactivity.

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