VDS Mount Laurel
Our original location in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, sets the standard for a modern veterinary dentistry clinic. Designed for optimal patient safety and comfort, the Mount Laurel facility features the latest technological advances including sophisticated imaging and monitoring equipment, and modern dentistry and oral surgery suites.
We pay equal attention to the caliber of our service, delivering thoughtful and attentive Concierge Care to patients and pet owners. Superior service is our standard of care—because you and your pet deserve it.
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Our clinic located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey is open Tuesday – Friday for appointments only. To schedule an appointment or consultation please call us at 856-242-9253.
Tuesday – Friday
7:30am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday
Meet the Mount Laurel VDS team
Andrea Caniglia, VMD, DACVAA
Dr. Caniglia completed her veterinary degree and a three-year residency in Anesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2012. Prior to joining Veterinary Dentistry Specialists she spent seven years working at a private veterinary specialty practice in Pennsylvania.
Outside of the clinic Dr. Caniglia enjoys time with her husband, daughters, and dogs, a Portuguese Water Dog and a Wire Fox Terrier. The whole family loves to travel, especially to Italy! Food, wine, cooking and entertaining take up her remaining free time.
Viacheslav Eroshin, DVM, DEVDC, DAVDC
Here at VDS, I particularly enjoy the friendly atmosphere of like-minded colleagues, combined with cutting-edge technologies and highly trained staff that allows me to treat my patients with the highest level of care. Simultaneously, offering a thorough and precise diagnosis, the best available personalized pain control and anesthesia to allow a safe, comfortable recovery after complex surgeries.”
As an Assistant Professor, Dr. Eroshin built a successful clinical Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at both the University of Tennessee and North Carolina State University, where he also developed a dentistry and oral surgery course. Passionate about teaching, he has presented numerous lectures locally and internationally. He continues to teach dentistry and oral surgery at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in Tennessee.
The areas of Dr. Eroshin’s clinical expertise include advanced oral surgery with a special interest in endodontics, maxillofacial trauma, oral cancer and exotic mammal dentistry.
Dr. Eroshin is an active animal welfare advocate. He spent extensive time in South Pacific volunteering for the Animal Protection Society of Samoa. Other notable volunteer projects include working with rescued large felids as a member of the Peter Emily International Veterinary Foundation, and the San Francisco SPCA.
Dr. Eroshin and his wife, also a veterinarian, have two children, three dogs, a cat and a horse. When he is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Eroshin can be found exploring local trails with his children and planning his next family backpacking expedition. Dr. Eroshin is a unicyclist and a former competitive judo player. Dr. Eroshin is most proud of when his 3-year old son first learned to ride a bicycle.
Dr. Eroshin is excited to be back to the city where he first stepped onto American land.
• DVM – Saint Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Russia, 1990-1995
Training and Certifications
• Residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2009
• Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, 2011
• Diplomate – American Veterinary Dental College, 2010
• Diplomate – European Veterinary Dental College, 2014
• University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
⚬ Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, 2015-2018
• North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
⚬ Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, 2013-2015
• Aggie Animal Dental Service – Associate Veterinary Dentist, 2012-2013
2061 Briggs Rd. Suite 403, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Melanie Hunt, DVM
Resident in Dentistry and Oral Surgery
My passion for veterinary dentistry began as a general practitioner when I witnessed firsthand the positive impact dental care had on my patients. Seeing the dramatic improvement in pets’ lives once their mouths were pain-free has been one of the most rewarding aspects of veterinary medicine for me. I feel fortunate to work at VDS with talented specialists who have all trained in different programs. By bringing together their clinical experiences from both academia and private practice, their collaborative efforts help achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
Melanie Hunt, DVM, earned her veterinary degree at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York. She then completed an internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and returned to her home state of New Jersey and worked as a general practitioner and medical director for many years. This was when she discovered her love for veterinary dentistry.
Time and again, Dr. Hunt witnessed firsthand how treating a pet for oral disease and alleviating oral discomfort could dramatically improve their health and quality of life. She never tired of hearing comments like “My dog is acting years younger since his dental procedure!” or “My cat is eating much better now after her dental procedure!” In addition, she benefitted from the unique opportunity to work alongside board-certified veterinary dentists throughout her career. These experiences led her to pursue advanced training in veterinary dentistry. She is currently completing her veterinary dentistry and oral surgery residency at Veterinary Dentistry Specialists (VDS). Dr. Hunt has also been a Fear Free® certified practitioner for several years and is excited to see how Fear Free techniques have been integrated into daily practice at VDS.
She enjoys traveling outside of work, spending time with her family, including a rescue cat and labradoodle, and walking the NJ shore boardwalks.
Danielle Mendelsohn, VMD, DAVDC
She earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City, then worked as an emergency veterinarian in Manhattan before starting her residency in Dentistry & Oral Surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in NJ. She completed her program at the Hospital for Dentistry and Oral Surgery in North Carolina. For the past few years, she has worked at a private specialty practice.
Her dentistry interests include maxillofacial fracture repair, endodontics, and oral surgical oncology. Outside of work, Dr. Mendelsohn enjoys spending time with her family, watching football, playing with her rescued Shih Tzu, Mega and riding her horses Zeke and Holden.
A NJ native, she is excited to join the team at VDS and looks forward to working closely with pet parents and referring veterinarians.
2061 Briggs Rd. Suite 403, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Carlos Rice, DVM, DAVDC
“My career in veterinary dentistry began after realizing how little I knew about dentistry and oral surgery after graduating from veterinary school. Oral disease is the most common reason dogs and cats visit the veterinarian and very few people know how to manage these diseases appropriately. This prompted me to pursue a residency training program in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. I love the immediate gratification I receive when I see the difference a pain-free mouth can make in an animal’s life. That gratification is also what led me to open Veterinary Dentistry Specialists.
In creating the vision for these practices, my priority was to provide world-class clinical care experience combined with concierge-level service. Together, with our board-certified veterinary anesthesiologists, and our skilled and compassionate team members, we have brought that vision to life. We have been honored to serve the animals in need and look forward to many more years of providing care at various locations.”
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.
Dr. Rice serves on the Board of Directors for the South New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (SNJVMA). His term as Secretary runs throughout 2021-22.
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.
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)
University of Miami (2002)
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