Dentistry

Did you know the number one health problem affecting 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of three is dental disease?

This is according to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) and it’s because even those pet owners who practice regular preventative pet care, most do not brush their pet’s teeth. Poor oral health doesn’t just lead to dog or cat’s having bad breath, it eventually leads to periodontal disease including oral pain, difficulty eating, tooth and bone loss, and can eventually lead to bacteria entering the bloodstream of the pet and affecting distant organs such as the heart, kidneys, and liver. If your dog or cat needs oral health addressed, Health and Harmony Animal Hospital of Grandview can help.

Dentistry in veterinary medicine isn’t just about keeping your pet’s teeth white and mouth smelling good. Many of our pets’ suffer in silence from acute/chronic oral pain and systemic bacteria from periodontal disease, tooth fractures, tooth resorption, and many other oral conditions. It is our team’s goal to help you identify, stop, and prevent the pain and systemic side effects from these conditions for your pet.

Dental disease in cats can be compounded by other oral health issues, including feline oral resorptive lesions and feline stomatitis. These diseases can occur at a young age, so animal exams are critical to screen your cats for these diseases.

We’re proud of our state-of-the-art dental suite!

Our dental suite is outfitted with the most modern equipment available. We use our Image-Vet DC dental x-ray unit, View-All digital dental x-ray software, and a Midmark Pro 1000 Vet Dental Unit to help set the standard for veterinary dentistry in the Columbus area.

Our veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians regularly attend continuing education specifically on dentistry and oral surgery for small animals.

Meet Dr. Kevin Cox!

Dr. Kevin Cox

Dr. Kevin Cox

Veterinary Dentistry

Dr. Cox graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He then became an associate veterinarian at a large general/specialty hospital in Hermosa Beach, California, where he worked closely with boarded internists, surgeons, and oncologists. While in California, Dr. Cox met his wife Molly, they then moved to Columbus Ohio and joined a large general/emergency hospital. In 2007, Dr. Cox became the owner and medical director of Redmond-Fall City Animal Hospital. With the support of their staff and clients, Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital opened in 2010. Dr. Cox also became a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Community Practice and Dentistry Department of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center in 2012. He taught small animal dentistry at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for over four years.  He was the lead faculty veterinarian in the dentistry department at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center.  Over the years he has instructed and trained over 700 currently practicing veterinarians.  He was excited to join Health & Harmony Animal Hospital in 2016, bringing his dentistry talents and expertise to their exceptional veterinary team.

Dr. Cox is passionate about creating a hospital environment that provides high quality and compassionate veterinary dentistry to Grandview and the entire Columbus OH area. Dr. Cox is the proud owner of “Bluebelle” a Ragdoll Cat, a goofy yellow Labrador Retriever “Willy”, and “Willy’s” counterpart and boss, an 8 lb. Peekapoo named “Stan”.  He, his wife (Molly) and daughter (Josie) live in Upper Arlington.

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