2061 Briggs Rd. Suite 403, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Tel: (856) 242-9253, Fax: (856) 394-2585
455 Old Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Tel: (484) 775-0557, Fax: (484) 778-4644
  • Address:

    2061 Briggs Rd. Suite 403, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Phone:

    (856) 242-9253
  • Fax:

    (856) 394-2585
  • Email:

Carlos Rice, DVM, DAVDC

Board-certified in veterinary dentistry

At VDS we aim to provide the best veterinary medicine has to offer - which is why we have invested a tremendous amount of time and resources in creating the only facility of its kind in the United States where we not only specialize in veterinary dentistry but veterinary anesthesia as well. Our staff is highly trained in delivering the ultimate customer service experience and through this we are certain you and your pet will receive the specialized attention and care you deserve. We are committed to this promise. We can’t wait to share the VDS difference with you.


The founder of Veterinary Dentistry Specialists, Dr. Rice is a board-certified veterinary dental specialist and Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), with a strong track record of both academic and professional achievement.

He completed an internship in dentistry and oral surgery at Florida-based All Pets Dental Clinic under the mentorship of renowned veterinary dentist Dr. Jan Bellows, former president of the AVDC. He then completed and academic residency at the University of Wisconsin under the mentorship of Dr. William Gengler, also a former president of the AVDC. Dr. Rice then became the attending clinician of the dentistry and oral surgery service at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rice has authored several research publications, lectures nationally and internationally on topics relating to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the mouth and face of dogs and cats.

In his free time, he is an avid cyclist and follows competitive cycling feverishly. He is an avid outdoorsman who also enjoys following the English Premier League and racquet sports including racquets and squash.

Curriculum Vitae


American Veterinary Dental College (2012)

Residency Training Program

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008-2011)
Department of Surgical Sciences- Dentistry and Oral Surgery


Oklahoma State University (2006)
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (2002-2005)

College Education

University of Miami (2002)
Major: Chemistry

Positions / Academic Appointments

Chief of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

2014 — 2018

Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services
Langhorne, PA, USA

Director of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

2012 — 2017

Animal Emergency and Referral Associates
Fairfield, NJ, USA

Lecturer/Attending Clinician, Dentistry and Oral Surgery

2011 — 2014

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA