Board Certified Veterinary DentistsTM are highly qualified professionals in the field of animal dentistry. These specialized veterinarians have gone through an extensive educational journey, beginning with a four-year degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. After completing their undergraduate studies, they then enroll in a formal training program, known as a residency, in veterinary dentistry. This residency is completed through the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC). In order to earn the title of a veterinary dental specialist, these vet dentists have many training requirements set by the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) that must be fulfilled. Lastly, they must successfully pass the AVDC examination. Their expertise and knowledge are crucial in addressing dental problems in dogs and cats, which if left untreated, can lead to serious health issues.