Veterinary Dental Care for Dogs & Cats


Proper care of your pet's mouth and teeth doesn't just help prevent tooth decay. Regular cleanings have been proven to keep harmful bacteria from damaging heart valves and the kidneys. Rea Road Animal Hospital recommends regularly scheduled cleanings as part of a routine that can help protect your pet's health.

Every wellness exam includes a comprehensive examination of your pet's oral cavity, but a visual examination alone cannot detect every abnormality. If we believe a problem exists, we will use digital dental X-rays to better examine your pet's teeth. Because every pet is an individual, our recommendations for your dog or cat take age, breed, and lifestyle into consideration. In addition to cleanings, we can also perform tooth extractions and enamel bonding to repair worn teeth.

Dental procedures, including cleaning, or prophylaxis, are always performed under general anesthesia so that your pet feels no pain. Before we begin, we perform blood tests and an EKG to make sure that your pet is healthy enough for the procedure. A board-certified cardiologist reviews the EKG, and we do everything possible to ensure the safety of your pet. A dedicated staff person will monitor your pet at all times for levels of

  • Oxygen
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Blood pressure

An intravenous (IV) catheter will be placed that allows us to administer medication that might be needed, and we use the safest anesthesia available. Cleanings are done by a specialized veterinary technician under the supervision of a veterinarian.

Our veterinarians make sure to give you the reasons why any procedure is appropriate for your pet. We take the time to make sure you have all of the information and will answer any questions you may have before we schedule the appointment.

"We are so pleased and blessed to have Dr. Dozier and your clinic. Time and time again, you all and Dr. Dozier especially have been unfailingly kind, considerate and caring beyond most of any care we have experienced at vets. Having bred goldens for over 50 years we have experienced many vet clinics. Dr. Dozier tops them all. He is unhurried, makes one feel like you are his only client in all the world, takes his time, is thorough and careful and you feel you have his 100% undivided attention. No vet in the hundreds we have worked with has been so available, so kind, willing to take his time, as Dr. Dozier. HE IS THE BEST! Certainly the wonderful staff is a reflection, plus we comment all the time that Dr. Dozier seems to have very little turn over. You all must be happy and respected. Bless you all!" - Ann Chase
"We love Dr. Michael!! She has been so wonderful going down the path with us on our elderly yellow Lab, Bailey Baroo. She has worked with us to find the right blend of food, medicine and exercise to give us more years with him and we appreciate that when she hears hoof beats she thinks horses, not zebras! Everyone at RRAH is wonderful, but Dr. Michael is extra special!" -Lesli An Orio
"Rea Road has been our family vet since the day they opened. I would not trust my pets to anyone else." - Michelle Kingston
"Best vets ever in Charlotte! They have taken such amazing care of my kids and of me, their fretting mom. I wouldn't trust anyone else." - Pamela Shaw
"Rea Road has the most caring staff. Dr. Dozier is truly wonderful! We have taken our babies there for years and they truly love them as much as we do." - Mattie Collins-Walker
"Very simply, we love Rea Road Animal Hospital. Knowledgeable, kind and compassionate!" - Heather Theriault
"Rea Road Animal Hospital has been our vet since we moved to Charlotte 9 years ago. Our dog, Bandit, will be 18 years old in September and we attribute his longevity to the doctors and especially the staff at this establishment. We have recommended the facility to our friends and neighbors and they have used the hospital for vet services, boarding, grooming and a place to love their pets." - Stephen & Heidi Kramer