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.
of April 3, 2023, we are welcoming clients into our office but we will continue
require that a mask be warn by all visitors.
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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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
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
|Anesthesia-Free Dentistry||More on Anesthesia-Free Dentistry|
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.
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, Anesthesia-Free Dentistry is a terrible idea and should be avoided completely.
Here is a clip from the Veterinary News Network
The American Veterinary Dental College has several resources on the subject. This page has links to various AVDC Position Statements, including the one on Anesthesia-Free Dentistry
And the AVDC has a lot more information here.
The Royal College of
Veterinary Surgeons also has a
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