Specialty Small Animal Dentistry for Cats and Dogs
At the Animal Dental Clinic of Pittsburgh,
every month is Pet Dental Health Month
Dental Home Care recommendations
Visit www.avdc.org, click the VOHC tab in the center and follow the link for the recommended products in cats and dogs.
The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) awards a Seal of Acceptance for products that successfully meet preset criteria for effectiveness in controlling plaque and/or calculus deposition in dogs and cats. The VOHC is an entity of the American Veterinary Dental College.
Animal Dental Clinic of Pittsburgh is located within the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center and offers the following dental procedures:
Diagnosis and treatment of oral and dental diseases
Dental treatment on high-risk anesthesia cases
Complicated and surgical extractions
Advanced periodontal treatments and oral surgery
Endodontics (root canals, pulp therapies)
Management of Feline and Canine Stomatitis
Restoratives and Crowns
Animal Dental Clinic of Pittsburgh offers a range of expert dentistry procedures to satisfy your pet's advanced oral and dental needs. Our state-of-the-art practice features the only board certified veterinary dentist in Western Pennsylvania, Dr. Krista Mendoza.
Animal Dental Clinic of Pittsburgh welcomes patients on a referral-only basis. Primary Care Veterinarians need to send a Dental Referral Form and medical records to our fax number or email address to start the appointment process. Prior to scheduling with our clinic, Dr. Mendoza will review your pet's history from the referring veterinarian to identify possible dental problems and evaluate blood work along with any on-going health concerns. Additional blood work, diagnostic testing, preliminary procedures, or medication protocols may be advised before the specialty visit.
Initial consultations and appointments are scheduled for Monday, Friday, and Saturday mornings with their surgeries scheduled in the afternoon. Patients are generally able to return home the same day as their consultations and procedures unless they need overnight fluid therapy or are critical cases that require more intensive monitoring.
DVM, Diplomate American Veterinary Dental College
Dr. Krista Mendoza received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1997. After completing a one-year rotating small animal internship at Mesa Veterinary Hospital in Arizona, she returned to the University of Illinois for a two-year veterinary dental residency program. She worked at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas in Cary, NC from 2000-2004, and taught dentistry to veterinary students at North Carolina State University during this time. Dr. Mendoza became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 2002. She is the author of several journal articles and has presented numerous dentistry lectures and labs at the Annual Veterinary Dental Forum and also for local veterinarians. After relocating to the Pittsburgh area, she started the Animal Dental Clinic of Pittsburgh, LLC and began working within Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in June of 2008. Dr. Mendoza lives in Fredonia, PA with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family on their farm and swimming with the Grove City Masters Swim Team.
Located inside PVSEC/Blue Pearl NORTH
807 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 1-412-366-3400 Dentistry
Dentistry sees specialty referral cases on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Appointments start at 8:30am, with same day surgeries performed during the afternoon. Patients are typically discharged late afternoon/early evening.