HALE VETERINARY CLINIC
DENTAL AND ORAL SURGERY FOR PETS
Hale, DVM, FAVD, DiplAVDC
BOARD-CERTIFIED VETERINARY DENTISTTM
Providing Referral Dental Services Since 1991
|Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
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Steps for Arranging a Referral/Visit
or for Advice on a Case
must follow all of the steps in
How to Refer
even when just asking for advice on a case and send everything to email@example.com
Guidelines for owners or veterinarians for sending images for telemedicine.
Good images help immensely when triaging cases and offering guidance.
Owners must read this document outlining our
Seriously, please read this carefully as it has important instructions.
Pet owners must read this information package, complete the
form on the last page and send it to us by email - Client Package.
the pet is not up to date on its rabies protection,
review our Policy on Rabies Vaccine Status and
watch this video for a detailed discussion of the reasons for it.
much and when?" Those are the two most common questions we get.
This bulletin explains why there is no simple answer to either question.
Top Two Questions
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To view educational articles/videos on dental and oral health issues, click here.
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are again accepting instruments for sharpening by appointment.
You must call to schedule your instruments' arrival.
and here is a flier on this service - Sharpening
Why is board certification for veterinary dental specialists important?
A Board Certified Veterinary DentistTM and Board Certified Equine Veterinary DentistTM are titles reserved only for veterinarians who have successfully completed residency training through the AVDC and have passed the AVDCís certifying examinations.
These dental specialists, called diplomates, are uniquely qualified to perform advanced dentistry and oral surgery for patients, teach in veterinary schools, and provide continuing education in dentistry to veterinarians in general practice.
How do I know that my petís dentist is a Board Certified Veterinary DentistTM?
Every Board Certified Veterinary DentistTM and Board Certified Equine Veterinary DentistTM can be found in the AVDC directory provided on the AVDC website. To find your local Board Certified Veterinary DentistTM and/or Board Certified Equine Veterinary DentistTM, click here.
of the AVDC are proud to serve our communities.
To find a veterinary dentist near you and a lot more information for owners and the profession.
the American Veterinary Dental Society and publisher of the
To find a list of products with credible evidence to back their claims.
AAHA Dental Care Guidelines
CVO's Position on Veterinary Dentistry
CVO Discipline Case June 2010
CVO Discipline Case Dec 2012
The American Animal Hospital Association published their first guidelines for providing veterinary dental care as of 2005. Here are the 2019 guidelines
Is your veterinarian offering this level of care? Be sure to ask.
The College of Veterinarians of Ontario published this position statement in 2008 on the provision of veterinary dental care in Ontario. All veterinarians in Ontario should be adhering to this policy. Does yours? Be sure to ask.
Not all veterinary facilities provide the same level of dental care. As the owner, you have a right to know, so be sure to ask who does what.
Despite the existence of the AAHA Guidelines and the CVO's position statements, some veterinarians are still behind the times. Buyer beware.
|Informed Owner Consent||Anesthesia-Free Dentistry||A new Facebook Page|
Before any procedures are done on your pet,
you must provide informed owner consent. At Hale Veterinary Clinic, you
will be ask to sign this form:
In order for the consent to be valid, you
must be informed of risks and benefits and also you must be informed
regarding who will be doing what. At Hale Veterinary Clinic you will be
asked to review this document on that issue:
If you have not been adequately informed, then the consent you provide is invalid. If you have any questions, ASK. You have a right to know and we have an obligation to tell you.
Here is my statement on this situation written in January of 2018.
And my video, recorded April 2020
The Ontario court ruling from 2017 with my comments.
Regardless of jurisdiction or current regulations, it is a terrible idea and should be avoided completely.
I have started a new Facebook page:
The goal is to celebrate and
promote dogs and cats that are physically constructed in ways that will
support desirable function and quality of life for the animal. My hope is
to change what society values in favour of those features that are in the
animal's best interest.