Dental Cleanings

We book dental cleanings Tuesday through Friday.

All pets getting dental cleanings must have had an exam with Dr. Rossi within the past year prior to their dental cleaning.

All pets undergoing dental procedures must be dropped off between 7 am and 10 am. This gives our staff vital time to review blood work, perform pre-op examinations, and conduct any diagnostic testing that will help ensure your pet’s safety and wellness before going under anesthesia.

It is important that you do not give your pet food or water after midnight the night before their dental procedure.

You will be called when your pet is ready for pick up, typically between 3 pm and 5 pm, but we welcome you to call and check in!

You will have a conference with Dr. Rossi or one of our veterinary technicians who worked with your pet at pickup.

If you’d like to submit your Dental Release Form prior to your appointment, check out our Forms Page.

At Riverside Animal Hospital, we strongly encourage clients to consider pre-anesthetic blood work, particularly for older pets. Blood work gives us an in-depth look at your pet’s internal health, and tells us whether they are healthy enough to go under anesthesia.