Improving Pet Longevity

Treating Hidden Pet Pain

It is estimated about 90% of pets have dental disease by age 3.  Dental problems cause pain, infection, and systemic inflammation. Pets receiving annual anesthetic dental procedures live 20% longer than pets that do not.

Unless specifically requested by the referring veterinarian, patients will only receive oral and dental care.

Creatures Great & Small

Veterinary dental care tailored to your pets needs.

Creatures Great & Small

Veterinary dental care tailored to your pets needs.

Referrals

We Welcome Patients for Oral and Dental Care

Have your veterinarian contact our office with information on your pet’s dental condition. We will use that information to contact pet owners directly for scheduling consultations and procedures.  The cost of a dental consultation is refunded at the time of the dental procedure.

For urgent dentistry needs such as jaw fractures, tooth fractures occurring in the last 48 hrs, or oral tumors, have your veterinarian directly contact Dr. Jen on her cell phone.

DR. JEN MATHIS

Certified in Treating Pet Pain, Residency Trained in Veterinary Dentistry

DR. JEN MATHIS

Dr. Jen is a third generation veterinarian whose focused area of practice is limited to veterinary dentistry. Oral pain is the #1 hidden source of veterinary patients’ pain. Preventing and treating these dental problems results in happier, healthier pets! The field of veterinary dentistry is the Arts and Crafts of veterinary medicine which blends her scientific and creative sides perfectly.

Dr. Jen is a third generation veterinarian whose focused area of practice is limited to veterinary dentistry. Oral pain is the #1 hidden source of veterinary patients’ pain. Preventing and treating these dental problems results in happier, healthier pets! The field of veterinary dentistry is the Arts and Crafts of veterinary medicine which blends her scientific and creative sides perfectly.

3D Imaging

Faster Imaging, Finding 2-4 More Hidden Problems

Our 3D imaging is high definition cone beam CT with soft tissue and bone detail for imaging all parts of the body. The resolution is 1500 times that of standard CAT scans and uses 60-90% less radiation. The ability to see what is happening in three dimensions can help speed and improve treatments. This tool is best for TMJ issues, tumors, fractures/trauma, unerupted teeth, and tooth root tip evaluation.

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Address
1326 Sunset Drive, Norwalk
Phone: 515-421-4838

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Animal Dentistry Referral Services is located within Family Pet Veterinary Center Norwalk, about 5 miles south of the Des Moines International Airport.

Procedures are usually scheduled on Tuesdays in the Norwalk office. For non emergency cases, there are occasions some procedures can be scheduled in your Iowa veterinarian’s office.

Veterinary Dental Resources

We are committed to increasing the awareness of dental issues plaguing pets to prevent oral pain and help facilitate appropriate treatment.

Dental Conditions

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Dental Home Care

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Veterinary Team

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West Des Moines

Norwalk