HALE VETERINARY CLINIC

DENTAL AND ORAL SURGERY FOR PETS

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Fraser Hale, DVM, FAVD, DiplAVDC
   BOARD-CERTIFIED VETERINARY DENTAL SPECIALIST  
Providing Referral Dental Services Since 1991

159 Fife Road
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

As of May 12th, 2020

We are open on a limited basis
 to provide urgent dental and oral care for dog and cats.

 

STEP ONE

Pet owners and referring veterinarians must 
 watch this video COVID-19 Video

and/or read this document - COVID-19 Client Letter

which explain the policies we have put in place in an

attempt to keep everyone safe.

 

STEP TWO
Also, review our Policy on Rabies Vaccine Status and
watch this video for a detailed discussion of the reasons for it.

 

STEP THREE

Veterinarians wishing to refer a patient should follow all of the steps

in this document - How to Refer.

 

STEP FOUR

Pet owners must read this information package, complete the

form on the last page and send it to us by email.
Client Package.

 

STEP FIVE

Here is a paper with guidelines for sending
images
for telemedicine

 

 

We are not accepting any instruments for sharpening until further notice.

 

Due to a ridiculous number of robocalls to our toll-free # we have deleted that number. Call us at 519 822 8598.

To view educational articles/videos on dental and oral health issues, click here.

My You Tube channel can be found here

To just enter and browse, you may click here.

And visit our facebook page as well

Clinic Brochure

We are currently fully staffed, are unable to accommodate any
volunteers, externships or job shadowing. Thank you for your understanding.

Veterinary Oral Health Council American Veterinary Dental College Academy of Veterinary Dentistry Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry

To find a list of products with credible evidence to back their claims.

To find a veterinary dentist near you and a lot more information for owners and the profession.

To find a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry near you.

 

Formerly the American Veterinary Dental Society and publisher of the
Journal of Veterinary Dentistry

       

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.

AAHA_Dental_Care_Guidelines

 

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.

CVO's_position_on_dentistry

My explanation of this statement

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.

CVO Discipline Jun 2010

Despite the existence of the AAHA Guidelines and the CVO's position statements, some veterinarians are still behind the times. Buyer beware.

CVO Discipline Dec 2012

     
Informed Owner Consent Anesthesia-Free Dentistry Veterinary Dental Forum 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:
Consent

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:
Who Does What

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.

 

In Ontario, Anesthesia Free Tooth Grooming is not currently (2019) illegal. The logic in the court ruling was that since veterinarians do not offer this, it is not "practicing veterinary medicine without a license". Why do veterinarians in Ontario not offer this? Because it is considered malpractice to do so. So lay people with no valid training and no regulation are allowed to do this. What could possibly go wrong?

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.

here is a clip from the
Veterinary News Network
and
a position statement from the AVDC

The premier veterinary dental conference in the world is offered each fall somewhere in the USA.  I have started a new Facebook page:

Built for Function and Fitness or BFF

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.

They are our BFFs and they deserve to be BFF!