Small Animal Dentistry - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Small Animal Dentistry - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Small Animal Dentistry

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day

Our Service

Our Dentistry Service is focused on providing the most progressive oral health care for pets. Dental disease is the #1 disease entity affecting adult pets. Based on a study by the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop some degree of periodontal disease by the age of 3 years. Our Dentistry team provides the most progressive oral health care through the diagnosis and treatment of many oral conditions such as gingivitis, periodontal disease, malocclusions, fractured teeth, oral tumors, or painful cavity-like lesions.

Clients can schedule appointments directly and we are always available to consult with our fellow veterinarians on any dental or oral health concerns for their patients.

The Dentistry Service can be contacted for appointment scheduling Monday-Friday at 979-845-2351.



Our Team

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to help increase awareness and educate veterinary professionals and pet owners on the importance of dental and oral health in the life of a pet. They focus on providing exceptional patient care and expert diagnosis.

Bert Dodds

J. R. (Bert) Dodd, BS, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC

Clinical Professor

Dr. J.R. Dodd received his DVM from Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. He opened the Hiway 620 Animal Hospital in Austin, TX in 1981. Dr. Dodd has received multiple awards, including the TAVP Clinical Referral and Consultation Award for 2006, the TVMA Medical Specialty of the Year Award in 2008, and the 2009 TVMA Award for Teaching. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and is a past President of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. Teaching veterinary dentistry to other veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians is one of his passions as he lectures throughout the United States. In 2004, Dr. Dodd was chosen as "Fellow of the Year" by the Academy for his dedication to teaching dentistry to his colleagues. His time is devoted to teaching students how to treat dental problems in pets. Outside of veterinary dentistry, Dr. Dodd loves woodworking and baseball.

Tommy Koenig

Tommy Koenig, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)

Veterinary Technician

Tommy Koenig, a registered veterinary technician, is a 1982 graduate of Texas State Technical Institute. He has 23 years of veterinary experience working for the Fayette County Veterinary Clinic in La Grange and at the Hiway 620 Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic in Austin. He joined Dr. Dodd in the Austin clinic in 1988 where he received extensive veterinary dentistry training. He is now working full-time with Dr. Dodd in the Small Animal Dental Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Tommy is a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians (AVDT) and presently serves on its examination and education committees. He has also achieved specialty status for veterinary technicians in dentistry. Koenig is a past vice-president and secretary of the Texas Association of Registered Veterinary Technicians (TARVT) and has served as secretary of the Capital Area Hospital Managers Association. He was the TVMA Technician of the Year in 2004. In his free time, Tommy enjoys fishing and taking care of his dog, cat, and donkey at his home in Fayette County.