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Every horse, every year should have a dental exam. Some will require bi-annual exams –young horses, geriatric horses, performance horses, and horses with existing maloclussions. Preventing problems is much less costly than correcting them.
What People are saying…
'I know that it is hard taking care of these older guys, and my friend Michelle teases me sometimes and says if I hadn't gotten his teeth done he would have been long gone. You did a great job! We thank you very much!' Maria Hickman, owner of 37 year old Arabian gelding Ibn Synzan,
'I never saw a difference in my horses’ performance until you started working with them.' Angel Flores, Hacienda Radiante Paso Finos,
'Amanda has graciously volunteered her time to teach youth and adults alike about proper equine dentition. Her efforts have not only increased the knowledge of area horse owners, but have helped prepare youth like the Warren County 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Team achieve state-wide recognition in knowledge contests.' Crystal Smith, WVU Assistant Professor in Equine Management & former VA Tech Equine Extension Agent,
'You do a more thorough examination than other dentists I’ve seen.' Cheryl Maye, Maye Show Ponies,
'I just wanted to tell you how much better Danny Boy is doing with the bridle today…he has a normal, quiet mouth!' Kim Byard, owner of 6 year old Welsh gelding Danny Boy,
'I have nothing but good things to say about Amanda Compton, EDT. Amanda is a professional; prompt to return calls, on time to appointments and takes the time to address my horse's needs. She always makes sure she is current on the horse's history, performance and does a thorough exam and work.' Crystal Smith, WVU Assistant Professor in Equine Management & former VA Tech Equine Extension Agent,
'Amanda has a tremendous desire to learn and to promote the welfare of horses and I believe it is this combination that has allowed her dentistry practice to be so successful.
She is an asset to the equine veterinary community and I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.' Dr. Sarah Dukti, DVM,
'Amanda treats each of the patients under her care with the diligence and compassion that surprises owners.' Dale Beebe, DVM,
'Amanda has lead CEs and other focused training sessions in equine dentistry here at the EMC and throughout the local equine community.' Priscilla Blackburn, MA, LVT, CVM Assistant Hospital Administrator for Patient Care, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center,
'Ever since you started doing Porky he has done better and better, with no other changes - it's just that now he can eat his hay! He is consistently carrying better weight and is much happier. He is doing beautifully!' Jennie Meade, owner of Fox Shadow Farm in Maryland.,