Advanced Veterinary Dentistry
for Genuine Care and Comfort

VDS®: Where a Board-Certified Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry, Anesthesiology, and Cardiology*, Care for Each Patient

*(Mt. Laurel, NJ office only)

As a loving dog or cat owner, you know professional dental care is a vital part of your pet’s overall health and wellness. Just as regular wellness visits with your primary care veterinarian can help keep your pet healthy and prevent common medical issues from becoming more serious ones, regular dental care can do the same for oral health issues.

That’s why, when your pet requires professional dental and oral care, it’s important to have specialists you can trust. At Veterinary Dentistry Specialists® (VDS), we’ve made it our mission to be just that – your pet’s oral health expert.



VDS is pleased make advanced veterinary dental and oral care more accessible through its growing network of practices:

Mt Laurel

Mount Laurel, NJ

Chadds Ford Location

Chadds Ford, PA

Katy Exteriortion-1024x684

Katy, TX


A Wide Range Of
Veterinary Dentistry Services

When your pet needs expert dental care, you can trust Veterinary Dentistry Specialists for advanced veterinary dentistry, oral surgery, anesthesiology, and cardiology*—all provided by board-certified specialists. It’s a level of professional expertise that’s unrivalled in the United States.

*(Mt. Laurel, NJ only)


Contact Us

Find the contact information to your local Veterinary Dentistry Specialists office.

Veterinary Dentistry

As specialists, we provide a comprehensive array of advanced dentistry services for dogs and cats, including:

  • Periodontics for optimal gum health
  • Tooth restoration including fillings and crowns
  • Endodontics including root canal and vital pulp therapies
  • Orthodontics to correct an improper bite (malocclusion)

Veterinary Oral Surgery

With our advanced training, we have the expertise to perform a full range of oral surgery procedures, including:

  • Difficult/complex extractions
  • Oncologic surgery to treat oral cancers
  • Correction of palate defects such as cleft palate
  • Repair of maxillofacial trauma, such as jaw fractures

Veterinary Anesthesia

A full-time, board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist is involved in every case to ensure your pet’s comfort and safety – and your peace of mind:

  • Pre-procedure evaluation to assess your pet’s health
  • Individualized anesthesia dosage – no one size fits all
  • The latest anesthetic agents for sedation and personalized pain management
  • Careful monitoring during and post-procedure

Veterinary Cardiology*

*(Mt. Laurel, NJ location only)

  • Patients with suspected or diagnosed heart disease can be evaluated by a veterinary cardiologist. 
  • Outpatient cardiology services are available for pets who do not need dental or oral surgery services. Cardiology appointments are available weekly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30-4:30pm.
  • Dentistry patients can be seen by a veterinary cardiologist on the day of their procedure to assess heart health (if necessary) prior to general anesthesia. If a cardiac condition is present, it is imperative that the veterinary cardiologist, anesthesiologist, and dentist work closely together to ensure a positive outcome.
Carlos Rice doing digital diagnostics



We’re here to help you help your patients, complementing your ongoing care with advanced dentistry and oral surgery when needed. We also aim to support you with training and continuing education programs to enhance your capabilities to provide superior dental services in your own practice.


Pet Owners

VDS is the only practice of its kind in the entire country. Dedicated exclusively to advanced dentistry and oral surgery for pets, we have a full-time board-certified veterinary dentist and full-time board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist on staff for each patient to ensure the best care and outcomes at all times.

At VDS, there’s no need to fear anesthesia. We provide an unrivalled level of care that ensures the safest, most comfortable, and personalized experience for your pet.

The VDS Experience

At every VDS location, you can count on us for Concierge Care – an exceptional approach to attentive, genuinely caring service that sets a new standard in veterinary dental care.

Because you and your pet deserve it.


What People Are Saying

Talk about service and compassion!! VDS is the total package. Upon arriving, the staff is ALWAYS super-friendly, whether in person or on the phone. The veterinarians take the time to explain what they see and need to do and make it very clear that they have your animal's best interest in mind. For my working dogs and me - their teeth are a massive necessity in their jobs. There is no other place I would recommend to anyone for dental work - from a fractured skull to broken teeth, they have helped me in so many ways, always with exceptional compassion. Thank you!
VDS testimonial - Jaime

Jamie M.

We were very impressed with the care our kitty received. She had some serious dental issues that required four teeth extractions. Immediately following her surgery, she showed relief from what must have been chronic pain before the procedure. Our kitty bounced back so well and so quickly; it was easy to see she had received the very best care! The staff is extensive, and Dr. Lewis is exceptional. We were relieved that a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist managed our kitty's anesthesia during the surgery. We know without question that we were very fortunate to have been referred to VDS. We can't say enough good things about our experience.
VDS Testimonial Jayne

Jayne B.

We were very impressed. Dr. Lewis was able to save my two-year-old dog's canine. From start to finish we were amazed. The VDS team was able to schedule a consultation right away and scheduled the procedure almost immediately. Every staff member, particularly Dr. Lewis himself and Vickie, the veterinary technician, was so wonderful to our dog and family. They both took the time to explain the procedure and post-op care thoroughly. We highly recommend this practice.
VDS Testimonial - Paula

Paula D.

Dr. Rice and the entire team are phenomenal! No one does it better. Compassion and expertise, combined with a genuine love for our pets, make VDS outstanding. Thank you, Dr. Rice, Dr. Caniglia, Cynthia, and everyone who helped get my Sydney healthy on 8/7/20 in Mt Laurel VDS. We are forever grateful.
VDS Testimonial - Drake

Drake Family

Contact Veterinary Dentistry Specialists


455 Old Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

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1437 FM 1463, St. 120
Katy, TX 77494


240 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940

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2061 Briggs Rd., St. 403
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

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