Pet owners seeking comprehensive dental care for their companion animals can turn to the new Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service (DOSS) at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. Dr. Yoav Bar-Am, a faculty clinician in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences specializing in dentistry and oral surgery, is heading up the clinic.
The mission of the dental service is to promote veterinary dentistry and oral surgery through educating senior veterinary students, collaborate with general and referring practitioners, and provide outstanding service to patients. DOSS provides comprehensive dental, oral, and surgical treatment primarily, though not exclusively, for dogs and cats. Treatment programs available at the clinic include:
Dr. Bar-Am is a native of Israel, where he practiced small animal medicine for 11 years after graduating from the veterinary medicine program at the University of Torino in Italy. Dr. Bar-Am pursued his postgraduate training at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Koret University in Israel. He completed a small animal surgery residency program approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003. Following his residency, Dr. Bar-Am stayed on as a staff surgeon and developed the small animal dentistry and oral surgery section. He completed three years of residency in dentistry and oral surgery at the University of California at Davis and stayed an additional year as a clinical instructor. He is now an Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.