Your scheduled visit to the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals begins with check in at the reception desk. Following a small amount of paperwork, you will be greeted in the waiting room by one or two students currently in their Dentistry and Oral Surgery rotation and brought to a private examination room.
The students will conduct an examination of your pet and ask you questions about your animal's history and current health. We appreciate your patience and understanding in allowing these future veterinarians to interact with you and your pet.
The students will then leave to consult with a resident or faculty clinician about the history, physical examination and recommendations for case management. The clinician will accompany the student back to your examination room to examine your pet again and discuss the diagnosis, next steps, cost and logistics.
Patients who require intervention are typically discharged and scheduled to return the following morning for the procedure under general anesthesia. You also have the options to leave your animal for overnight boarding. Most patients return home the evening after their procedure. Patients that require overnight observation or additional medical intervention are admitted to the Hospital for further testing and treatment.