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|Phone: (705)738-5149 | Email Us |||115 East Street North Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0 | Mon-Fri: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Sat & Sun: CLOSED
In order to keep with our mission to provide the best veterinary care we can, we are pleased to say that Dr. Nikolai, who has been with us since January, will be extending her hours during the week. Alongside Dr. Dave and Dr. Kate, with these additional appointment times, we will be able to see patients in a timelier manner. As a result, we will be closed on Saturdays starting in November 2021. Just as before, with any after-hour urgent care needed, please contact Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic. Thank you for your understanding as we adjust our hours while increasing our overall appointment times.
Our high quality dental services begin with a full mouth assessment under general anesthetic, evaluating each tooth individually using our up to date modern digital dental X-ray system to evaluate the bone, crowns, tooth roots and many other potential defects. We perform dental nerve blocks before oral surgery to minimize post op discomfort and reduce the need for excessive anesthetic agents. We perform tooth extractions using flap techniques that stitch the gums closed to increase healing and reduce pain and infection. We clean and polish all teeth and hand scale under the gingiva. We provide biopsy of oral tumors and some tumor removal surgeries.....include teeth cleaning and polishing, digital dental X-rays, tooth extractions and oral surgery. We use the most modern equipment consistent with high quality medicine.
The 2 biggest problems we see in small animal medicine on a daily basis are dental disease and pet obesity. Dr. Dave Heaton has had a special interest in dental care and oral surgery for over 20 years. He has taken numerous training courses with dental specialists, attended dental conferences and lectures and has performed dental care and oral surgery on literally thousands of dogs and cats over the years.
At Three Islands Islands Veterinary Services, we have the latest (and most up to date:) dental equipment, including ultrasonic scalers, high speed dental drills and polishers and an excellent digital dental x-ray system to evaluate dental roots and jaw bone structure.
Dogs and cats do require general anesthesia for any dental procedure. Anesthetic care and safety is always a major priority (see our discussion on anesthetic safety in 'frequently asked questions'.)