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Dental Health
And Your Pet

When it comes to keeping our pets healthy, pet owners often overlook the importance of oral hygiene. According to the American Veterinary Dental College, it’s estimated that the majority of pets show symptoms of dental or periodontal disease by three years of age.

A common indicator of oral disease is bad breath. Some pet owners believe that bad breath is something pets naturally have and consequently, often goes unnoticed and untreated.

It may not always be fresh, but your pet’s breath also shouldn’t be bad enough to make you gag.

It’s easy for many pet owners to overlook the importance of promoting good oral hygiene.

Convenient Hours

Our Spokane veterinary office is open weekdays from 8 am – 5:30 pm. Closed weekends.

Easy Appointments

With our hours, location off I-90 and loving team members, we make it easy for you to bring in your loved one.

Common Dental Questions

Why do pets need dental care?

Just like humans, many canine and feline issues start in the mouth. Plaque, tartar, periodontal disease, and infected teeth can serve as a source of inflammation and infection for the rest of the body.

Dental disease is one of the most common issues with dogs and cats. It can cause drooling, swelling, bad breath, reluctance to eat, redness of the gums, tooth discoloration, and tooth loosening/loss. Dental issues and dental related diseases can easily be prevented or mitigated by visiting the veterinarian regularly for dental examinations and cleanings.

Does my pet really need anesthesia for a dental cleaning?

The short answer is YES! Dental scaling and polishing done while under anesthesia is far more effective and less stressful to your pet than anesthesia free dentistry. Unfortunately, pets don’t understand the need to sit still and say “AHHHH” for the dentist. A complete anesthetic dental procedure allows the Veterinarian and staff a chance to properly assess the health of each individual tooth, evaluate gum tissue, examine for any oral tumors or foreign material, scale plaque and tartar below the gumline, and polish all teeth to help reduce future plaque and tartar build up.

We do not offer anesthesia free dental procedures and encourage owners to read the facts and risks associated with non-anesthetic dentals.

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They were so gentle with my dogs, so thorough with their checkups. Waiting no longer than 10 minutes for care from the vet…. Loved this place and the people
The best place ever. Dr John freeman is amazing and caring. The staff is so friendly and makes you feel like family
Spokane Veterinary Clinic has been a life saver. They use evidence based practices to address my concerns with my cats. I have a rescue cat that they quickly discovered was immune deficient and they tested for FIV. It was sad news to hear, but Dr. Freeman called me directly to give me updates each time. He answered all my concerns and promised to research FIV to find any new information on treatment. I really appreciate him being so diligent and opting to check for new updates and treatment recommendations. The staff here really care a lot about animals and they were also understanding about budget limitations. I use pet insurance and they were able to provide me physical and electronic copies of invoices and receipts to submit. Pricing was reasonable and I was well informed about the options and prices involved before treatment/testing was provided. It was always with my consent and never "added on". Spokane Veterinary Clinic is an honest practice and worth visiting. Lastly, the Clinic itself is in a clean and updated building. I really liked how clean the exam rooms were. Equipment used is up to date and in like-new condition. Thank you Spokane Veterinary Clinic!
Our first visit here and we couldn’t be happier. Great service and care. We will continue our care here.
K-9 Country club vet is amazing! I called and asked if the doctor could see my dog today because she was having an ear problem and despite being fully booked he managed to work her in! Doctor Freeman and Cary were so welcoming, thorough and kind. I would highly recommend this clinic. She came home and took a nap!
I brought my frenchie puppy there for his check up and I couldn’t be more happy. The building is modern and clean but most importantly the care they gave my puppy was amazing. He is a bit shy and Dr. Freeman was super patient with him and very knowledgeable about my puppies needs. I’m so happy I found this clinic. I will be recommending this place to everyone.
I have went to various veterinarian clinics in Spokane valley. Spokane animal clinic is by far the best. !! Great rate. Excellent care,compassionate and staff is awesome! I wish only I would have went there earlier.. Doctor John Freeman Is caring informative and Truly is About your pets utmost care.
The employees were super helpful especially Doctor Freeman and the receptionist Carrie
So THANKFUL and blessed for Dr Freeman and his team. I came home to my older male German shepherd having a bloody nose and of course was scared. I called the clinic and they told me I could bring him in right away. Dr Freeman and Kelli were wonderful to work with and took the absolute best care of my fur baby. Now he is back to his good old self wagging his tail and sleeping on the couch ☺️As a side note what I loved as a pet parent going through this scary situation was I wasn’t forced or pressured into unnecessary procedures/tests. They did process of elimination versus selling me something that I didn’t need. Thank you Dr Freeman and your team!!
Dr.Freeman was an excellent vet at my last visit. He was kind and patient with me and my slightly difficult dog , he took extra care with explaining how to help her the most during her healing and showed her compassion that I don’t often get from other vets just rushing us out the door. I will definitely be coming back again and again for that kind of care 🖤 thank you so much for all the hard work!
The most caring and knowledgeable place to get care for your pets! Vet knew so much about my puppies breed and what specific things to do to promote her wellbeing. Great pricing too!!! Highly recommended!
I wouldn’t take my pets anywhere else. Pricing is fair, Dr freeman is insanely knowledgeable, and the customer service was amazing!
Best service in town. Highly recommend all their services.
Is the vet just there on Thursday?
Outstandingly professional facility as well as friendly and dedicated staff!!
We love Spokane Veterinary Clinic! Everyone has been so professional, friendly and we have enjoyed a terrific experience. I was nervous about having my middle pup have her teeth cleaned, but the process was explained well to me in advance and the Vet took extra time to chat with me. Big critter smiles and we highly recommend!
This place is amazing!Saydee sliced her paw pad from front to back on Monday. We tried to play vet (obviously we need to keep our day jobs😂) After Millwood Animal Clinic closed we didn’t have or need a vet till this insident.I called around a few place that wouldn’t take new animals then called Spokane Veterinary Clinic the receptionist was so kind and said they absolutely would see her and got her in right away!We walked in and was immediately impressed with staff and the cleanliness of the facility. The vet Dr Kappes was so caring for Saydee and her needs. After sedation and 11 stitches we were home with all the medication needed.During the night our lovely dog chewed her cone off ripped her bandage off and all of her stitches out!I called right when they opened they said bring her right in.They truly care about your animal like their own so if anyone is looking for a vet I highly recommend them!Thank you the staff of Spokane Veterinary Clinic for taking care of our Saydee Sue!!!
After our vet, from a large practice retired, we realized we were less-than-thrilled with the rest of the vets in the practice. They were too busy, appointments could be made, but always many days out, or you could pay the “extra fee,” and leave your pet for the day and they would get to them at some point. Dr. Kappes is more timely with her appointments, she is a skilled clinician, a fine listener when you provide a history for you pet, excellent with your animal, and relates well to you as an owner. She will be our long term vet!
Professional environment, caring staff and Dr. highly recommend.
Great friendly staff! Very caring and professional. I'm so glad I found this clinic. Smokita definitely found a new vet. Thanks!
I love this vet. She and her animal-loving staff took such amazing care of our dogs during their surgeries. I especially appreciated the follow up care and attention. Highly recommended.
Friendly service, great environmentand staff is on point.
I've been to all of his facilities I can his business practice is on par. They love animals. Very respectable
Dr Kappes was incredibly helpful, brought my new rescue puppy in and she knew the breed well (blue Heeler) she gave me a ton of great training advice all the while giving him shots. The pup was very comfortable with her which isn’t like him. Great experience and happy I found a good vet
Today was mine and Leo’s first day at SVC, and it was a great experience! Super easy to get in, easy paperwork, and a vet who explains everything, gives great advice, and left us feeling like this is a welcoming place to come again if we need to. Highly recommend if you’re in the valley/Liberty Lake area needing a new doc for your fur kids.
Dr K was great with my 2 year old German Shepard. On time, good communications and follow up after his surgery.
Spokane Veterinary Clinic has completely taken care of the needs of our young dog in the first year of his life. Most recently he was neutered and healed up perfectly. This clinic cares about the animals they treat and you can rest assured you and your pet are in good hands.Kathryn M
We have used Spokane Vet Clinic on multiple occasions, every time they took the time to explain what the treatment would be and what if any after treatment recovery would look like. Both our pups are thriving under their care. Highly recommend them if you are looking for a top of the line vet.
I was struggling to find the perfect place to take my dog for a while because I felt like other local clinics didn't have the right tools or the right structure when it came to animal care. Many felt soul-less or underfunded but overall annoyed at the presence of a new customer.Here I felt welcomed the instant I pulled in! The Staff and Doctors made me and most importantly my doggo feel right at home and welcome! Almost as if they instantly knew how my dogs mannerisms and character!Now my dog loves going to the vet and gets super excited every time we pull up because she just adores the staff and extra loves she gets! I'm always told how good of a girl she was during her appointments and I just love that my doggo feels so comfortable here unlike our experiences at some other locations!Definitely my Fur-Ever Clinic! and I suggest anyone who wants PRESTINE CARE for their Fur-Children to take a look at what they have to offer!
Love this vet and her service. Good honest service at a very reasonable price.

I started going earlier this year when this vet center opened. Dr Kappas is awesome and very knowledgeable.

I am a customer of K9 Country next door and I like knowing that when I board my dogs or do doggy daycare, my vet is right there as well.

A service they provide as well as an at home euthanasia of a dying dog and will then take the dog for cremation and return the ashes. We plan to do this with our Lilly once her congestive heart failure gets her to the point of being unhappy.
The vet and the staff at Spokane Veterinary Clinic are the best. After visiting multiple veterinarians, this is the only one that took time to talk with us about our concerns with our dogs and offered clear and concise options for each of our dogs based on personal needs. We have the healthiest dogs we've ever had.
Best pet clinic in the area.!! This is a family owned business. They treat your pets like part of the family. Lovely facility. Warm friendly staff. They are helpful, kind, patient and knowledable.
Top Notch Vet Clinic. High End Medical equipment. Knowledgeable Staff.Only Place I take my Dogs.
What a great place!! The vet and the entire staff there really put me at ease when I had to bring my little buddy in because of an infection in his ear. They were so caring and loving and really know what they're doing! They were able to quickly diagnose the problem and get me the right medicine for him:-)
We bought a German shepherd from Iguard, and we are currently buying another one because we love them so much!! They only want what is best for their dogs and friends, they are seriously the best!! We love you Iguard!!
Dr. Kappes has taken wonderful care of our 10 year old GSD. She is very skilled and explains everything very well. Highly recommend!
I have been looking for a vet since Millwood animal hospital shut down and I finally found the vet of my dreams. Dr Kappes really listens and loves pets. ❤️ I have found a forever vet finally for all my fur babies. Thank you so much for all you do. Wally and Lucky Palmer mom
Spokane veterinary clinic was the most professional vet I have ever dealt with. Got me in, in a reasonable timely manner. These are my new go-to!
They got my sick dog In asap! They provided an amazing service and I will be switching my vet to K9cc. My dog is feeling better and back to him old self
Wow! So pleased with the folks at Spokane Veterinary Clinc. We had a severe pooch Emergency. They took him in right away. Great friendly staff. Very fair with the cost! Recommend highly! Oliver is doing great!
I recently had an appointment with Dr. Kappes. I would like to say Dr. Kappes did an amazing job with my dogs. Her and her staff were extremely friendly and helpful and her office was very clean. I could not have asked for a better experience.
The staff here always takes such great care of my puppy. They always check in with me to see how things have been since our last visit and answer any questions I have. I always feel confident that my baby is in good hands.
Dr. Bynum and the staff are excellent. We have our first frenchy ever and have had the most positive and informative experience with Spokane Veterinary Clinic.
My dogs love this clinic Dr and the staff are always friendly and professional. Highly recommend to anyone looking for superior quality care for their fur babies.
Great, quality care of the animals. Great Doggy Daycare! Lots of social interactions with the pups. The crew is very attentive and seem to love the animals!
I cant say enough positive things about Spokane Veterinary Clinic! I brought our new puppy in and couldn't be happier with the vets and their staff. They were knowledgeable about the services that were provided also took the time to make sure I understood everything.
Dr Dynum is the best vet in the Pacific Northwest
Dr Bynum provides excellent reproductive services. He goes above and beyond to accommodate last minute collections. Knowledgeable and caring service.
Ever since they have opened I've brought my cats and dog here, they are very friendly, professional, and caring. I personally wouldn't use another vet!
Spokane veterinary clinic is great! It is a clean and professional environment with compassionate staff!
Dr Bynum is extremely easy to work with, professional and kind. My puppy was scared to death for her first appointment ever with an ear infection. They were so good with her and made her feel at ease. His schedule was flexible with my crazy schedule which made it that much easier for me to get her in to see him. The pricing is extremely fair and he was great about educating me on what was going on with her also. You can tell his passion is animals, I’m so happy to have found him!!!
We can’t say enough good things about the care and dedication that Dr and all of his team has for animals. From the front staff on, everyone is always professional and eager to help with all of our needs.
I’m very nervous when it comes to taking my puppy girl anywhere. I was in need of a new vet and reached out to the Spokane Veterinary Clinic and from the initial phone call I felt welcome and comfortable with their staff. Then when bringing my girl in for her first visit she was very comfortable and happy. She wasn’t nervous the way the Dr handled her put us both at ease. And he absolutely knows what he talking about. 5 stars and glad to have a new vet home
After our long time veterinarian retired we decided to look around into other clinics. We found Spokane Veterinary Clinic to be very comfortable and friendly- At our appointment, our pet was well loved, and the vet was very informative! We look forward to building a new relationship with this wonderful clinic.
Spokane Veterinary Clinic is a state of the art facility where your pet’s comfort and health is top priority. The professionals there listen to your concerns and base their care on your animal’s needs as well as their general health management. I highly recommend it.
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