This website was created to honor the last wishes of Dr. Patricia Frost-Fitch DVM, Diplomate American Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Frost passed away from pancreatic cancer in July 2016.
Dr. Frost left a seed fund to start this website. A volunteer committee of veterinary dental health professionals brought it to life. Please donate to help keep it alive and growing as a doctor-reviewed and user-friendly resource for all pet owners.
Young veterinarian Dr. Frost (arrow) and Janet Mertz, the pet owner who sponsored the first veterinary dentistry/surgery residency at University of Illinois.
Pat and Misty.
New Year’s Eve, Kona HI, seven months before Pat passed away
Patricia Frost-Fitch, DVM, Diplomate AVDC, left us with her vision to alleviate animal pain … a big vision, to be sure. Her specific concern was about animals suffering silently with dental problems that go unseen, because no dental X-rays have ever been taken. She passionately wished to engage both the veterinary profession and animal owners as partners to promote the importance of dental X-rays.
This website was established in her honor to reach both veterinarians and ALL pet owners to inform them of the importance of dental X-rays. The veterinary community and pet owners everywhere can use the site to share stories of how veterinary dental treatment made their lives better.
This new website includes:
Please feel free to check out the information on this site – it is all for you and your pets. Please share your stories and learn about keeping your pets free of dental pain!
Donations are welcome! All contributions to this non-profit will go toward research and education in the field of oral care. The funded pet dental care research studies will be featured on this website.