Prairie Veterinary Dental Services

Creating happy pets through dental health

Our Team

Heather Lam

DVM, BA.Sc

I have had the privilege to train with some of the most passionate and inspired veterinary dentists in the world. Through the Veterinary Dental Forum and the European Veterinary Dental Forum, I have received advanced training in areas such as endodontic therapy, oral and maxillofacial surgery including jaw fracture repair, malocclusions, periodontal treatment, and the diagnosis and treatment of oral tumors. The last 10 years of my practice has focused almost entirely on veterinary dentistry.

I worry that it sounds selfish, but a big motivation for me practicing veterinary dentistry is hearing from clients after their companion has received dental care. I love all my patients, but senior dogs and cats occupy a special place in my heart. We often mistakenly associate aging with deteriorating health and sadly, most dogs and cats have some degree of dental disease by the time they reach middle age. When we treat and cure dental disease, we eliminate pain and give our patients back quality of life. This means more energy, better moods, and an overall happier companion.

I am deeply committed to my patients, their people and my veterinary colleagues who entrust me with providing the very best in veterinary dental care. I look forward to meeting you.

Brie Smith

RVT

Brie’s extensive training in the field of veterinary medicine began in 2010 when she obtained a Veterinary Medical Receptionist certificate and later, Veterinary Technical Assistant certificate from Olds College. She became an Animal Health Technologist after studying at Lakeland College and completed pre-veterinary studies at Red Deer College.

Her boundless energy and versatility led her to practice for several years in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care. She has also honed her technical skills in general practice and at an equine internal medicine practice. Brie is committed to lifelong learning and is thrilled to be pursuing a Veterinary Technician Specialist accreditation in veterinary dentistry.

Brie brings to PVDS a commitment to gold standard veterinary medicine and a devotion to our clients who entrust us with the loving care of their companions.

Brie’s life outside of work is consumed with creatures both great and small. She shares her life with her toddler (also an avid animal lover), 2 Australian Shepherds, a Catahoula Leopard dog, 2 Ragdoll cats, 3 Flemish Giants, a bottle baby Jersey calf, 3 miniature donkeys and a jungle of plants. She replenishes her soul in the outdoors, with her family, in her garden or travelling the Planet.