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Veterinary Dentistry Specialists Opens New Clinic in Chadds Ford, PA

Advanced dental care for companion animals is provided by board-certified veterinary specialists in dentistry and anesthesia

Chadds Ford, PA- March 11, 2019 Carlos Rice, DVM, DAVDC, owner of Veterinary Dentistry Specialists (VDS), a full-service advanced dental care practice for companion animals based in Mt. Laurel, NJ, has announced the opening of a second clinic located at 455 Old Baltimore Pike in Chadds Ford, PA. At the helm are two well-respected specialists, veterinary dentist John Lewis, VMD, FAVD, DAVDC and veterinary anesthesiologist S. Bryce Dooley, DVM, MS, DACVAA.

VDS is entirely dedicated to advanced dentistry and oral surgery for pets. It is one of only a few dentistry practices in the country where a full-time, board-certified veterinary dentist and a full-time, board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist work together onsite to ensure the best care and outcomes. While dental disease is prevalent in the majority of companion animals, there are only 172 active board-certified veterinary dentists and only 220 board-certified veterinary anesthesiologists in the United States. This unique combination of expertise provides the safest, most comfortable experience for each patient. For this reason, there is no need for pet parents to fear anesthesia.

Originally a farmstead barn, the building was converted to a winery five years ago. "The winery owners did an outstanding job with the restoration of the barn," said Dr. Lewis. "We spent a large amount of time and resources creating a facility that respects and retains much of the building’s history, while also showcasing the future of veterinary dentistry. I think it’s safe to say that this facility rivals even the best medical facilities for humans. We are excited to open our doors and provide concierge-level care for pets in the region."

Many pet owners just assume that stinky breath goes with having a pet — but it doesn’t have to, and it is usually a sign of needed care. Regular dental examinations with a primary care veterinarian are an important part of a pet’s overall healthcare. If advanced care is necessary, a referral to VDS may be recommended.

Symptoms of pet dental problems that may indicate treatment is needed:

  • Bad breath
  • Buildup of tartar
  • Eating difficulties
  • Excessive salivation
  • Facial swelling
  • General fatigue
  • Head shyness
  • Loose or broken teeth
  • Lumps or bumps in their mouth
  • Stained or dark teeth
  • Swollen/irritated gums
  • Weight loss

At VDS, advanced services are available for the care of orofacial conditions and diseases that affect the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. These services cover tooth restoration, periodontal surgery, oral oncologic surgery, jaw fractures, salivary gland diseases, endodontics, orthodontics, palate surgery, and much more.

In partnership with primary care veterinarians and other veterinary specialists across the region, VDS accepts referred patients Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm. For more information or to make an appointment, call 484-775-0557 or email chaddsford@vdsvets.com.

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Media Contact:
John Lewis, VMD, FAVD, DAVDC
484-775-0557 • jlewis@vdsvets.com




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Veterinary Dentistry Specialists in Mt. Laurel, NJ Opens One-of-a-Kind Practice For Pets


Mt. Laurel, NJ - July 24, 2018 –- Veterinary Dentistry Specialists (VDS) recently welcomed friends, family, and community members, including Mt. Laurel Mayor Rich Van Noord, to an Open House celebration of their new practice. Located at 2061 Briggs Road, Suite 403 in Mt. Laurel, NJ, VDS is the only facility of its kind in the entire country. It is the only practice entirely dedicated to advanced dentistry and oral surgery for pets where a full-time board-certified veterinary dentist and a full-time board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist work together onsite to ensure the best care and outcomes. There are less than 175 board-certified veterinary dentists and only 220 board-certified veterinary anesthesiologists in the United States. This unique combination of expertise provides the safest, most comfortable experience for each patient. For this reason, there is no need to fear anesthesia.

VDS offers treatment of a variety of orofacial conditions-diseases that affect the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face of dogs and cats. This includes periodontal surgery, oral oncologic surgery, jaw fracture management, salivary gland diseases, endodontics, and orthodontics.

“Most importantly, we are proud to offer Concierge Care – a superior level of service and attentiveness, compassion, and gentleness, that sets a new standard in delivering advanced veterinary dental care,” said Carlos Rice, DVM, DAVDC, founder of VDS. “We have invested a tremendous amount of time and resources into making sure we can consistently deliver patient care that exceeds pet owner expectations. Our anesthesiologist, Andrea Caniglia, VMD, DACVAA, and I are committed to ensuring that each patient has personalized treatment and the best possible outcome.”

In partnership with primary care veterinarians and other veterinary specialists across the region, VDS accepts patients Tuesday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. Appointments can be made by calling 856-242-9253. Visit vdsvets.com for additional information.

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Why Choose VDS?

VDS is the only facility of its kind in the entire country. We are the only practice entirely dedicated to dentistry and oral surgery for pets and where a full-time board-certified veterinary dentist and full-time board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist are always on staff to ensure the best care and outcomes. For this reason there is no need to fear anesthesia. This ensures the safest, most comfortable experience for your pet.

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With two locations to choose from, you can count on VDS for Concierge Care—an exceptional level of service and genuine caring for you and your pet that sets a new standard in delivering veterinary dental care.

Because superior service is our standard of care, and you and your pet deserve it.

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