What is a Board-Certified Veterinary DentistTM
To earn the title of Board-Certified Veterinary DentistTM an individual must first graduate from an accredited veterinary school, complete a residency training program, and pass the written and practical portions of the certifying exam of the American Veterinary Dental College. This would be similar to someone completing medical school to become a medical doctor, followed by dental school. This ensures a high degree of knowledge and skill to be able to diagnose and treat patients at a specialist level.
At Whiskers Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery, we take a very personalized approach to dental care for your companion. Our goal is to provide your pet with a mouth free of pain and infection, preserving natural structures where practical and providing you with a great experience from the time you make initial contact and beyond. We achieve this through demonstration of abnormalities they cannot show you, followed by clear recommendations to resolve current concerns, and prevent future disease. We provide dental services from simple to complex. Most of our clients are referred to us for complex issues, but we also provide services to discerning pet owners who want the level of care we offer without a referral.
We create an individualized, balanced anesthetic plan to provide enough anesthesia to perform our work while avoiding unwanted complications. Our veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians have extensive training and years of experience managing anesthesia in high-risk patients. In addition, we have a Board-Certified Veterinary AnesthesiologistTM who can be involved in a variety of ways based on your preference and choosing for an even higher degree of comfort with general anesthesia for your pet.
Most of our clients return for rechecks and tell us their pet feels better than before treatment. Many report them feeling better than they have in years, not recognizing they were ever uncomfortable. It is this experience that drives us to do the best we can every day, to advocate for your best friend.