Healthy Teeth Make for Healthy Pets.

Dental Care

Let’s face it; most pet owners place their dog’s or cat’s dental care on the backburner of veterinary health priorities. And some veterinarians do too.

Your pet’s mouth tells us a lot about the overall health of your dog or cat. That’s why Clinton Veterinary Hospital offers advanced veterinary dental care technology and procedures, at affordable rates by a veterinarian who has gone the extra mile refining his craft.

Veterinarian performing dental cleaning

Andrew Ciok, VMD, has certifications from the Animal Dental Center in addition to his basic dental veterinary training. Dr. Ciok is passionate about pet dental care for the following core reasons:

Disease Prevention

Toxins present in your pet’s mouth from periodontal disease absorb into the blood stream. Kidneys, liver, and even the brain filter blood, so a minor periodontal infection now can cause major organ damage later.

Disease Diagnosis

Doggy breath may be a normal occurrence, but particular types of breath (both pleasant and unpleasant) indicate particular types of disease. For example, fruity or sweet smelling breath could mean your pet has diabetes.

Pain Management

Has your dog’s or cat’s appetite or eating behavior changed? Do you think it’s something gastrointestinal? Perhaps. But it could also be something dental. Broken teeth, cavities, and gum disease significantly impact your pet’s appetite and comfort level. Regular brushing and dental checkups monitor and prevent issues like these.

Behavior Improvement

Brushing your pet’s teeth at home on a regular basis gives you time to bond, to set behavioral expectations, and to build trust. All this—plus your dog’s or cat’s healthier mouth—creates an environment for good pet behavior.

Learn More

Get in touch with us today or ask our staff about dental care at your next appointment. We will explain the anesthesia process we use during our cleanings and how we determine whether your pet is safe to undergo it. We will also cover at-home tooth care, from brushing to choosing the right toys and treats.

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"We have been extremely happy with all the docs in this group. Would highly recommend."—Lisa K. Old Saybrook, CT

"Not a fault to be had! Wonderful & caring staff! Your pet will be well cared for!!"

"Care is always knowledgeable and administered with compassion."—Marilyn S. Clinton, CT

"Everyone at this practice genuinely cares for every animal they see. I would not take my cat any place else. They provide consistent service and are knowledgeable and professional."—Elle MP, Westbrook, CT

"Clinton Veterinary Hospital is always so great with Lilly. They always make sure that she is given the best care. The doctors are so courteous and the staff is amazing. I trust them completely with her!!"—Andrea G, Clinton, CT

"I got a same day appt when I called in the morning. Dr Price found the cause and discussed treatment options. By the next morning my cat was his old self. Great staff!"—Paula H.

"Leni loves visiting Dr. Price, and I am always happy knowing she is receiving the best care possible. Thank you!"—Courtney B., Deep River, CT

"I love Clinton vet ! And feel that I am getting The best possible care. They are knowledgeable and very kind kind to my two Pomeranians."—Laura E., Clinton CT

"We have been clients for many years-since 1978. Over that time we have had 3 cats and 6 dogs that we have taken to Clinton Veterinary. They have always been wonderful to our pets and us. Dr Price has continued the wonderful care to our current dogs, Ralph and Dodger. They have a great support staff also-very caring."—Anne C. Guilford, CT

"Dr. Santelli has been wonderful helping us decode Kohl's allergies since we adopted him last month. We have not had experience with the immunotherapy injections we chose to treat with and she has always welcomed questions and has great feedback."—Jessica B.

"I am very happy with CVH and I especially like Dr. Santelli. She is great with my dogs and understands the rules and regs on getting dogs overseas and back. She is super!"—Maureen G. Lyme, CT

We Are Here for You, We Want to Hear From You:

Clinton Veterinary Hospital welcomes your calls and your face-to-face visits. We want you to be informed before, during, and after any interaction with us.

Clinton Veterinary Hospital

  • Monday – Friday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Saturday
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 9 a.m.)
  • Sunday

After Hours Emergencies

Clinton Veterinary Hospital sees emergencies Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. For emergencies during all other hours, please contact one of the facilities below:

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine-Guilford
Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine

Connect With Us:

(860) 669-5721