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In honor of National Dental Health Month, Alpine Animal Hospital is offering a promotional service to help you ensure your horses’ dental wellness!

Haul your horses in to the hospital on Thursday afternoons in February to receive a FREE comprehensive oral examination.  A general health assessment will be performed to verify safety for administration of a sedative which is given (at a fee of $50) to relax your horse for the intraoral exam.

**Specialized camera equipment will allow you to follow along during the exam and clearly see everything yourself on a high quality monitor**

Call us at 970-963-2371 to make an appointment

The dental exam starts without sedation as the external structures of the face and head are observed:

  • chewing muscles
  • temporomandibular joints
  • lymph nodes
  • salivary glands
  • jaw bones
  • lips
  • external contours of the head
  • odor of the breath
  • upper airways (nostrils, nasal cavity, and sinuses)

With the use of a speculum to help your horse hold their mouth open, intraoral structures are carefully examined:

  • front teeth (incisors & canines)
  • back teeth (premolars & molars) 
  • gums
  • tongue
  • cheeks
  • roof of the mouth
  • area under the tongue

If a need for a dental float is identified during the exam, it can be performed at that time (the fee is $175.00).  If certain abnormalities are noted on examination, x-rays may be recommended to further evaluate the tooth roots and jaw bones. 

New Patients Welcome

Learn about Fear Free Visits to the Vet and the Certified Fear Free Professionals at Alpine Animal Hospital.

New Patient Welcome

Refer a friend or family member to our clinic and receive a $25 credit to your account and your friend will receive a $25 credit as well.

Sign up using the form below or call (970) 963-2371 to make an appointment.

Office Hours

Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM2:00 PM
Day Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM Closed
5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 2:00 PM