Redwood City, Calif. – SAGE Veterinary Centers in Redwood City now offers veterinary dentistry services. This includes routine dental cleaning, advanced oral surgery, jaw fracture repair, endodontics (root canals), and orthodontics if indicated. Dentistry services will be open for pet parents starting on February 16.
“We are very fortunate to be able to expand our specialty services with Dentistry,” says Wendi Velando Rankin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), Chief Medical Officer of SAGE Centers. “Oral health is incredibly important to veterinary care, and our ability to offer Dentistry allows us to increase the breadth and quality of veterinary services that SAGE can provide.”
Dr. Jean Joo, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who specializes in dentistry and oral surgery will be the doctor leading SAGE’s dentistry department.
“A pet’s dental care is an important part of their overall health and wellness. Neglecting dental health can lead to devastating affects to a pet’s quality of life. I notice that pets are happier, more active, and show increased levels of engagement when pet parents pay attention and take action in their pets oral health,” says Dr. Jean Joo.
The American Veterinary Medical Association reports 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some kind of oral disease by the age of three. National Pet Dental Health Month is observed all through February to bring awareness to the importance of pet dental health.
“At SAGE we believe in collaborative care, and adding this new service expands our specialties to 13 departments, ensuring that we continue to set the highest standard of collaborative veterinary care to further support our referring veterinary partners,” says Dr. Velando Rankin.
About SAGE Veterinary Centers:
SAGE is one of the leading veterinary specialty and emergency groups on the West Coast providing business and clinical support services to 15 locations: SAGE Veterinary Centers, Veterinary Vision, Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, Yakima Pet Emergency Service, Mid-Columbia Pet Emergency Service, and two strategic partnerships with Adobe Animal Hospital and Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital. SAGE has practices across four states, including Alaska, California, Texas, and Washington. Since its inception in 1992, SAGE has embodied a patient‐first philosophy and commitment to collaboration, leading to a reputation for delivering innovative veterinary medicine using the most advanced technologies available.