Our team is a group of dedicated and caring individuals with a passion for helping pets have comfortable and functional mouths, and overall good well-being. We love what we do, and do excellent work.

Veterinary medicine in general, and especially specialty veterinary medicine, currently has a problem. There often literally just aren’t enough of us to meet the need for care in the time frame that we (and you) would like to. Some days, it breaks our hearts not to be able to help everyone, but we always do our absolute best.

To help minimize the impact that this has on pets and their people, and allow us to continue to provide care for as many pets as is possible, we’re asking our clients to help us with a more proactive and detailed approach to collecting information about our patients ahead of their consultation visits. We don’t intend for it to be cumbersome (but it may take some time and effort for pets with complex medical conditions). It’s not meant to be off-putting; it’s necessary for us to do our job well, and it’s important to be sure that we’re treating all of our patients with the level of care and attention they and our clients deserve.

We appreciate your effort to help us help our patients (and you). For this, we truly thank you.

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We often have a wait time of several months for consultation visits, but occasionally have cancellations or days when schedules change, and we use those times to the most benefit possible. The information we collected ahead of scheduling a consultation then helps us to triage those waiting for care and potentially move more urgent patients into newly-available times.

  • Patients more likely to be triaged due to urgency are those with oral tumors, jaw fractures, and those physically unable to eat due to their oral disease.
    • Please note that poor appetite in dogs and cats more commonly has a non-oral/dental cause, so it’s important to confirm with your veterinarian that a pet with a poor appetite is otherwise healthy before assuming that oral/dental disease is the problem.
  • Our pre-consultation checklist describes the other factors that facilitate moving a patient into a newly-available consultation appointment. Once the checklist items are completed, please complete the Consultation Request Form and we’ll be in touch to schedule your pet’s consultation appointment

Animal Dental Clinic is generally declining to see patients for second opinion consultation if they have already been evaluated by another of our Board Certified Veterinary Dentist™ colleagues (link: Second opinion FAQ).