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What is Dentistry & Oral Surgery?
The Dentistry and Oral Surgery team is committed to providing the highest quality dental and oral care available. Our team provides comprehensive dental, oral, and maxillofacial evaluations for all non-human animals with a focus on dogs, cats, horses, pigs, livestock, and llamas/alpacas. We also work with the exotics service to perform dental procedures for zoo, wildlife, and exotic pets.



To make an appointment:
(970) 297-5000

We usually do consultations on Monday and Wednesday, and perform procedures on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.​

Evaluations begin with a comprehensive awake oral examination and progress if necessary to anesthetized, detailed oral examinations with full-mouth radiographs. Treatment planning is based on history, patient systemic health, examination and diagnostic imaging after consultation with the owner. In most cases, treatment planning and dental procedures are performed the day following the initial exam.

Our team has advanced capabilities to provide gold-standard care. State-of-the-art instrumentation and materials along with the support of our anesthesia team makes treating even advanced and complex dental and oral conditions possible in all patient age groups.

We Provide Comprehensive Procedures In:

  • Periodontology to improve the attachment and hard and soft tissue support of compromised teeth.

  • Endodontics to maintain internally traumatized or non-vital teeth within the dental arcade.

  • Orthodontics to move malpositioned teeth into functional and comfortable spaces within the oral cavity.

  • Oral medicine to diagnose and treat oral conditions that require non-surgical management.

  • Restorative dentistry to restore the normal shape and function to teeth with crown abnormalities.

  • Prosthodontics to replace dental structures that have been lost to fracture or wear.

  • Oral surgery to address dental pathology untreatable with other therapeutic modalities.

  • Maxillofacial surgery to treat oral and maxillofacial abnormalities, such as tumors, related or unrelated to the teeth.


 Stray animal policy


Stray animal policy

If you find a stray animal, please call the
Larimer Humane Society, 3501 E​. 74th St., Loveland, (Map​​), (970) 226-3647.

Please DO NOT bring stray animals to the hospital during these hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The hospital will accept stray animals when the Humane Society is closed:
Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-8 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday 4 p.m.-8 a.m.​​​​

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Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205

(970) 297-5000
Client Consult Line:
(970) 297-4474
Referring Veterinarian Consult Line:
(970) 297-4474