Pet Dental Care Now A Required Course In Veterinary Colleges

The AVMA Council on Education has stated that accredited Veterinary Colleges must now include dentistry as part of the curriculum.

Previously it was frequently only offered as an elective course.

According to the 2019 American Animal Hospital Association Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats: “The concept that a pet is suffering from oral pain, infection, and inflammation that may not be apparent but is affecting their quality of life is a reality that may not always be fully appreciated by the veterinary profession and often not understood by the pet owning public.”

Hopefully this change will lead to an improvement of veterinary dental care. Read the full story here: AVMA

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