Why is PetVet different from our other clinics?
CA law requires that we work under the supervision of a licensed vet and that any animal we provide dental services for must have previously been examined by that vet. At all of our other clinics, the supervising vet is either dedicated specifically to the dental clinic and is on hand to examine each pet right before the dental cleaning, or the clinic is private and only open to clients whose pets are regular patients of the supervising vet. PetVet graciously hosts our dental clinic onsite while they hold their low-cost walk-in wellness clinic. However, because the vets are extremely busy and can't just drop what they're doing to examine each dental client before their dental appointment, the requirement for an exam must be fulfilled in advance.
The Good News!
Once your animal has been determined by a vet at Petvet to be an appropriate candidate for our services, we can offer dental services for up to one year after the date of the vet exam, so long as the first dental appointment was scheduled in a reasonable amount of time after seeing the vet. We arbitrarily define a "reasonable amount of time" as a month but that is not set in stone. We know we often do not have appointments available for everyone within the month. Mainly, we do not want lots of time to pass between the animal having seen the vet and your first appointment. If you have trouble getting an appointment within a reasonable amount of time, please reach out to us!
PetVet Wellness Clinics
PetVet has two locations, Oakland & El Cerrito. Their clinics operate on a walk-in basis only and each location has a separate schedule. PetVet clinics start at 10am but their store opens earlier; you can sign in as soon as the store opens. https://petvetpetfood.net
Vet Exams are $26. The exams required for our dental appointments can be done at either location. **Please note that just having your pet vaccinated at PetVet does not fulfill the requirement for scheduling with our dental clinic. Your pet must be examined by the vet.