DentalVets are expanding. We recently purchased the neighbouring property and are in the process of finalising plans to merge the two properties. We expect it to provide us with much more spacious waiting, consulting and tutoring facilities in addition to better storage. We hope to have full occupancy by May 2013.

The 2013 Dental Leadership Course fourth edition, written by us, has been released by Zoetis. The course underwent a complete rewrite last year to reflect current standards and practice. There are six modules for nurses and seven for vets. The course is all on-line and requires a unique code to access it which you can get from your local Zoetis territory manage or via this link.

Be aware that once you start to use it you need to continue using the same computer. Alternatively you can download it to a USB flash drive at the start so you can move from computer to computer as you learn. We hope you enjoy it and learn from it.

Congratulations to Claire passing the VTS examinations in the USA to become a member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians. She is now a designated Veterinary Technician Specialist (Dentistry) - the first such award given outside North America.

The qualification requires the candidate to undertake a rigourous credentialing programme over a minimum of two years before passing a qualifying examination including both theory and practical elements. The examination is held in Las Vegas.


We attended the first ever AOVET North America course in Las Vegas in February 2013 on the Operative Treatment of Veterinary Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction in order to keep fully up to date in this exciting area. See the Oral Trauma page in the Referral & Clinical section for more news