Have You Looked in Your Pet’s Mouth Lately? 

Taking care of your pet’s teeth is a huge step toward proper pet healthcare. Studies show 80% of pets develop signs of periodontal disease before they reach three years of age. The good news is that oral diseases are almost entirely preventable with regular dental exams and home care. If those pearly whites seem more yellow than white, and if the gums are swollen or inflamed, you’re looking at plaque and tartar buildup. Look further back at the teeth used for chewing. Are the gums red or bleeding? Left untreated, this can lead to mouth pain or tooth loss, not to mention very unkissable breath! If you don’t like what you see (or would rather not look), schedule an appointment with one of our technicians for a free dental exam and discuss if your pet should come in for a dental cleaning.

Save $40 on all Dentistries Performed in February 2017!

Now Get One FREE Box OraVet Dental Chews with Each Dental Prophy! ($20 Value)

What is a Dental Prophy? 

Your pet’s dental procedure is very similar to the one you receive from your dentist, with the exception that your pet will be anesthetized. The teeth are examined, X-rayed (if needed), cleaned, polished and then treated with a topical fluoride.

Does My Pet Need Pre-Anesthetic Testing?

Your pet’s appearance of health may be misleading, and because disorders of kidneys, liver and other internal organs are often not detectable without labwork, our doctors recommend pre-anesthetic blood testing before procedures to help minimize risks. If the results are normal, we can proceed with confidence.

Meet Denise

Lead Technician

Our lead technician Denise has been an integral part of our team since 2006. Denise can’t even remember a time when she wasn’t interested in animal medicine. Even as a young girl growing up in Vernonia, she was surrounded by animals that she loved to care for. Denise has spent many years participating in dog sports, and she has competed and performed internationally at agility and flyball. This year, Denise is competing with her dog Menace, a Jack Russell Terrier, on a Canadian flyball team, and she has also taken up a new dog sport with him called Barn Hunt. In this new exciting sport, dogs compete to rid the barn of destructive vermin.

She graduated from Portland Community College’s Veterinary Technician program, and she became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2003. Students of this program are required to extern at a veterinary clinic as part of their curriculum, and Denise choose to do that externship at Cornelius Veterinary Clinic. Denise was also working part time as an assistant at another clinic from 2001 to 2003, and she returned to Cornelius Veterinary Clinic as a full-time technician in 2006. Her greatest strengths and interests in veterinary medicine are canine behavior and surgery.

Outside the clinic, Denise stays active and shares her love of sports with her family and friends. During her youth, she excelled at basketball and even received a college basketball scholarship. She gave back to the community by becoming a youth coach to share her love of the game with others. The apples never fall far from the tree; her daughter, Shandi, is involved in 4H, where she trains and competes with their dog Keno, a Belgian Tervuren. Her family also enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, playing volleyball, basketball and softball and of course practicing their dog sports. 

Denise became a vet tech because she loved the work, and we can tell you she still does! She has dedicated over 10 years of her career to serving our clients and patients and has always been committed to our team’s high standard of excellence. Her years of dedication and hard work have earned her the love and respect she deserves, as she is certainly a beloved member of our veterinary family!

Thank You CVC Clients!

Every year, we sponsor a pet food drive to serve pets in our area. Our generous clients stepped up and shared their spirit again this year. We delivered several hundred pounds of high quality pet food and supplies to our local Cornelius food pantry to be distributed to families in need that have pets. Y’all deserve a big lick on the cheek!

...and speaking of charitable giving…

Every year, our clinic also partners with our neighbors at the Pacific Avenue Veterinary Clinic in Forest Grove, and our clinics match our employees’ contributions to any charity of their choosing. This year, we all contributed a total of $5,200 to some wonderful local, national and international causes. Way to go, CVC and PAVC employees!
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