Increased sophistication in veterinary medicine has resulted in the emergence of a number of veterinary specialties comparable to those in human medicine (e.g., cardiologist, radiologists, surgeons, internists, dermatologists and dentists). Dentistry is one of more than 20 specialties currently recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Specialty certification requires completing at least three years of additional training in the area of specialization beyond the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. In addition to comprehensive training in the area of expertise, a veterinarian must submit credentials to a review board in the specialty college.
Following acceptance of the credentials, an extensive written and practical examination must be successfully completed before being acknowledged as a specialist.
Compassion for you and your pet is fundamental to our mission. The Animal Dental Care and Oral Surgery team is committed to working with you and your referring veterinarian to make you AND your pet feel comfortable every step of the way – before care, during care and after care.