The Hospital for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery is a leader in providing advanced dental care to small animals in the southeastern United States. We operate as the premier referral veterinary dentistry practice for individuals and referring veterinarians and are the only facility in the Charlotte area that has boarded veterinary dental specialists. Our doctors are highly qualified specialists and are trained to treat all dog, cat, and small mammal dental needs. We love animals and have a deep passion and interest in providing the best oral health care to small animal patients of all shapes and sizes. Dr. Katherine Queck and Dr. Kristin Scott are excited to help your dog or cat have healthy teeth, gums, and a pain-free mouth. We believe no pet should have long-standing pain, especially when they don’t show it. Our hospital will work with your dog or cat’s primary veterinarian to help you achieve that goal.
Let us be your dog's and cat’s dentist!
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dianna Ovbey, DVM, MS, DACVAA will be available on a monthly basis at the Hospital for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery to assist with high-risk anesthesia during oral surgery.Dr. Ovbey is based out of Charleston, SC and owns Southeast Veterinary Anesthesia Services. As an experienced board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist, she has provided care in both academic and private practice settings on both small and large animals. She has worked in conjunction with specialists in nearly every field including surgery, dentistry, radiation oncology, internal medicine, and emergency/critical care. If you would like to refer a case to be seen in conjunction with Dr. Ovbey, please fill out an online referral or call 704-817-8986.
At the Hospital for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery, we have been offering Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to accelerate healing in our patients for over three years. Beginning in 2019, we are excited to share this resource with out referring veterinary community on an out-patient basis for various conditions, not just dental. The goal of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is to increase the amount of oxygen delivered to diseased tissue to help it heal. Patients are placed in an enclosed chamber and delivered 100% oxygen under increased pressure. This environment allows up 20 times more oxygen to be delivered to diseased tissue. Oxygen delivered in this method can have remarkable anti-inflammatory, antimocrobial, and tissue healing benefits. HBOT can be used in conjunction with conventional treatment methods to reduce recovery time and increase patient healing. Most patients are very relaxed in the chamber and many even sleep. HBOT is a great anesthesia-free treatment option for veterinary patients.
This month the Hospital for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery celebrates Pet Dental Health Month. Did you know that by age 3, most dogs and cats suffer from periodontal disease? Perhaps you've had a kiss from your furry best friend only to think, "Yuck! Doggie breath!" We can only imagine what our breath would smell like if we didn't brush regularly!
Fortunately for our furry family members, with proper care, periodontal disease can be preventable and even in early stages reversible. Not sure if your dog or cat has periodontal disease? Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to find out and have a custom treatment plan created that includes ideas on what to do at home! This month every patient will go home with a complimentary goodie bag with samples to try.
What New Year's resolution do you think your dog and cat would make?
Just in case they didn't make one, here is an idea - daily tooth brushing! Here are some tips to get you started:
A BIG Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Queck for passing the exam for the American Veterinary Dental College. In addition to being a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, Dr. Queck is now a Board Certified Dental Specialist.
Once a year the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) offers a rigorous examination to test the skills of qualified applicants. Very few pass this examination to receive Diplomate status. Dr. Queck now joins a small group of Veterinary Dentists who have successfully completed this process, becoming one of the two Veterinary Dental Specialists practicing in the Charlotte, NC and Mt. Pleasant, SC areas. She is excited to use these credentials to continue providing the best advanced dental care for cats and dogs and share her experience with veterinarians in the Carolinas.