We schedule dental procedures on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The appointment is not solely based on availability, as it is also scheduled according to which doctor examined your pet for the initial dental examination. The attending doctor needs to present on the day of the procedure itself.
Pre-requisites – What is Needed Before a Dental?
- A pre-dental examination. Even if your pet has had an up-to-date annual examination; the attending doctor is required to give the approval for dental procedure.
- Blood work is required, and is part of the dental package. You can choose to have the bloodwork done at the time of the pre-dental examination, or return at a closer date before the dental procedure itself.
- All bloodwork is sent out to a laboratory for testing, and pets need to have it done at least one day before the dental. The test is charged at the time of service, and the price is deducted from the dental package total. If you chose to forego bloodwork ahead of time, and have it done the day of the procedure, then the cost will be higher for the testing.
- All dogs are required to be up-to-date on their DA2PP, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccinations.
- All cats are required to be up-to-date on their FVRCP and Rabies vaccinations.
Additional Pertinent Information
- No food after 10:00 p.m. the night before, and no food the morning of the procedure. Leaving out water is okay. Drop-off time is between 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Pick-up time is typically around 5:00 p.m. One of our technicians will give you a call to let you know how the procedure went, as well as an accurate pick-up time.
- Extractions are an additional and separate charge from the dental package. We will not know how many extractions are needed ahead of time until your pet is safely under anesthesia. It is the only way a thorough examination of the teeth can be assessed. Depending on how many extractions are necessary, it also may incur an additional anesthesia time fee.
Miscellaneous Dental Links & Information
Does our hospital offer anesthesia-free dentistry? No, we do not. If you want to read more information on our stance, then please click on this link.
The rest of this section is currently under construction, and will be updated with more content.