Dr. DeBoer is a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, and completed postgraduate training at Michigan State University and at UC Davis. In 1986, he joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is currently Professor of Dermatology.
His duties include teaching foundation principles of clinical dermatology to veterinary students, and his research and clinical interests' center on the immunology of recurrent and chronic skin diseases, with a focus on canine allergic skin diseases and feline dermatophytosis.
He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and received the ACVD Award of Excellence for Contributions to Science and Education in 2003. Dr. DeBoer has served on the scientific editorial boards of the American Journal of Veterinary Research and Veterinary Dermatology, and currently is chair of the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals.