Veterinary Dental Care Skokie Illinois

Terry Animal Hospital knows that ongoing preventative dental care is an important component of your pet’s ability to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Our complete oral assessment and treatment (C.O.H.A.T.) focus on identifying and preventing periodontal disease, as well as, gingivitis.  Once evaluated, we recommend dental prophylaxis when appropriate. Terry Animal Hospital has proudly been providing pet dental care to Skokie Illinois residents for over 60 years!

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Dog & Cat Dental Exams

The veterinary staff at Terry Animal Hospital will look for signs of oral and periodontal disease during the initial dental exam. Periodontal disease is a serious infection that can damage your pet’s teeth and gums, and even cause internal organ infection and additional health problems. Signs of oral disease include; swollen or inflamed gums, discolored teeth, evidence of tartar buildup, loose teeth, bad breath, and tumors. 




Symptoms to Look For – As your pet continues to age we recommend keeping an eye out for the following symptoms of dental issues. If you do notice any of these symptoms call us for an appointment right away:

– Discomfort While Chewing – Irritated or Bleeding Gums – Difficulty Swallowing

– Worse than Normal Breath – Excessive drooling or Pawing at the Mouth

Dog & Cat Dental Cleaning Skokie

Professional pet dental cleaning is a routine procedure, but it will require your pet to undergo anesthesia. While there is always a degree of risk with any anesthetic, delaying proper dental care can also compromise a pet’s health. Our veterinarians use modern anesthetics and equipment to provide the best possible outcome for your pet. Prior to the procedure, our Veterinary staff will consult you on all of the details of the procedure. They will also go over any prep you and your pet need to do prior to your dental cleaning appointment. 


Additional Veterinary Dental Procedures Available

  • Complete Oral Health Assessment
  • Prophylactic Cleaning of Teeth 
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Digital Radiography
  • Oral Surgery
  • Endodontic Treatment Including Root Canal Therapy  

*all dental procedures are done under general anesthesia 


Our Board Certified Veterinary team provide dog and cat dental cleanings to patients throughout the Chicagoland area including: Evanston, Glencoe, Golf, Highland Park, Morton Grove Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, and surrounding areas. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest news and dental care tips. 

Practice Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

  • Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year (we can provide this exam during any scheduled examination or procedure)
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
  • Brush your pet’s teeth daily. If this doesn’t work for you then we recommend giving your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day
  • Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health (be sure to watch the calories associated with such treats)
Dr. Richard Mattson

Dr. Richard Mattson

Dr. Richard Mattson graduated Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and joined Terry Animal Hospital in 1989. His emphasis is on surgery, dental procedures and ultrasound. 

Dr. Julie Mattson

Dr. Julie Mattson

Dr. Julie Mattson graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Her special interest is internal medicine and all aspects of patient care. She enjoys the long term connections she has with people and their pets. 

Dr. Sarah Blose

Dr. Sarah Blose

Sarah Blose DVM, graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  She has been practicing at Terry Animal Hospital since 2009. In 2002, Dr. Blose received IVAS certification in Veterinary Acupuncture. 

Dr. Alison Fink

Dr. Alison Fink

Alison Fink DVM, graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.  As a native to Evanston, Dr. Fink has been bringing her pets to Terry Animal Hospital since she was young.  She was therefore, thrilled to join the practice as an associate veterinarian in 2017.   Prior to vet school, Dr. Fink worked as a veterinary technician at a Chicagoland veterinary specialty hospital.  It was here, she gained perspective for the quality of medicine that she continues to practice today.   Her professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, nutrition and dermatology.

Dr. Katie Baldwin

Dr. Katie Baldwin

Dr. Baldwin is originally from Chicago. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore in 1994 and her DVM in 1998 from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She then completed an internship at a private specialty practice in Rochester, New York.  Since then, Dr. Baldwin has worked in private practice both in Chicago and in London, where she worked for a few years doing relief work. Dr Baldwin has a strong interest in preventative care and Fear-Free Visits, which is a program designed to make visits to the vet less scary.

Dr. Caryl Buonopane

Dr. Caryl Buonopane

Dr. Caryl Buonopane graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She joined Terry Animal Hospital in May of 2016 with a passion for small animal medicine. Her priority is to provide high quality care to keep her patients healthy and happy. She currently provides relief services at Terry Animal Hospital and caring for her 3 dogs, cat, and horse.  

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