A 10-year-old greyhound-cross dog was presented with a large, chronic skin wound extending
over the interscapular region. The substantial skin defect was closed by making use of
bilateral axillary skin fold flaps. It was possible to elevate the 2 skin flaps sufficiently to
allow them to meet at the dorsal midline and thus facilitate complete closure of a large and
awkwardly positioned wound. Small dorsal areas of the skin flaps underwent necrosis,
but the resulting defects were closed without difficulty in a subsequent procedure. To the
author’s knowledge, this is the 1st clinical report of the use of bilateral axillary skin fold
flaps in this fashion and describes an additional use of a versatile skin flap procedure.