Dale Kressin, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
At age 12, I enthusiastically visited the Milwaukee County Zoo every day without exception. Key zoo personnel suggested that I think about becoming a veterinarian. I thought very seriously, worked meticulously and my veterinary career became a reality.
As an experienced veterinarian, I thought carefully and decided to improve my knowledge and skills. Board certification after extensive training in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery transformed my reality.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have realized my life’s purpose. My purpose is to learn everything I can about veterinary dentistry and oral surgery and then to provide optimal service for every animal presented to me. My life’s mission is to be of service to others by sharing and teaching veterinary dentistry and oral surgery to anyone and everyone willing to listen. I enjoy working with pet owners and their veterinarians.
I am a veterinary dental specialist and consultant on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), an educational resource for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and their staff world wide. Through VIN I help other professionals with their clients’ questions and with clinical cases.
I also provide dental radiograph evaluation (teleradiology) and consultation for veterinarians. Through this service, I provide radiograph interpretation and treatment recommendations. These activities are personally and professionally rewarding.
I personally enjoy speaking publicly about pain management, veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. I have spoken locally (at kennel clubs, breed rallies and for service groups), state wide for veterinary medical associations, within the United States (at the annual Veterinary Dental Forum) and internationally for veterinary meetings. I sincerely thank those that have provided me the opportunity to speak to their groups and I am willing to provide more presentations. It is exciting to spread ideas and knowledge through presentations.
Ask me for help and you will receive. In addition to verbal communication, I have written several articles for professional veterinary journals. I have been a reviewer of text books and for the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry (JVD). I am always eager to be of service. I have been providing “RACE approved” continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Once again, ask and you will receive!
Dr. Steve Honzelka, Resident
Steve is part of our veterinary dentistry team and works along side Dr. Dale Kressin.