About Sydney Pet Dentistry

Sydney’s Only Advanced Veterinary Dental Service

Sydney Pet Dentistry, Sydney’s longest established dental-only veterinary service, was founded in 2007 by Dr Christine Hawke to offer a referral service for veterinarians in Sydney and surrounds in the rapidly progressing field of veterinary dentistry.

Our core belief is that every pet deserves to have a healthy, pain-free mouth. We are totally committed to improving the health and welfare of our companion pets through both our small animal clinical dentistry service and our wide range of dental education programs for vets, vet nurses, breed clubs and pet lovers.

Clinical Services

Our small animal clinical dental service offers a comprehensive referral dental service, including all aspects of dental and oral surgery (including advanced surgical extractions, root canal treatment, and management of oral inflammatory disease), dental preventative care and puppy bite evaluation. Click here for more information

Dr Christine Hawke consults and operates (by appointment) at the Animal Referral Hospital on Mondays and Thursdays. In case of emergency, other days can also be arranged, including weekends (additional fees may apply). To book an appointment, ring the Animal Referral Hospital Homebush directly on (02) 9758 8666.

Many dental problems can be treated professionally and safely by your own vet, with more complicated issues being referred to Dr Christine. She prefers to work through referral as this provides much better continuity of care for your pet, especially those with previous dental issues or other health problems. She can discuss your pet’s health issues with your own vet, and access their medical records, blood tests etc. This also minimises the risk of a non-dental problem being discovered by Dr Christine at your dental visit, which would then need to be dealt with by your vet prior to dental surgery (resulting in extra trips between practices, and extra stress).

However, Dr Christine is happy for you to contact her directly for advice if you prefer. Click Here

Education Services

Our dental education service provides flexible, individualised programs for vets and vet nurses covering all aspects of dental health and welfare, disease pathogenesis and management and practical dental surgical skills. From one-off short seminars through to fully integrated staff training programs, we help you work out what you need to learn to feel confident in this progressive area of vet practice, and design a tailored plan to help you get there!

The love and care you provide is honestly exceptional!

– Jenny and Simon

About Dr. Christine Hawke

Christine has been a vet since 1993, graduating with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Sydney. After several years in small animal general practice (in both Australia and the UK) she was awarded her PhD in immunology and genetics in 2004.

Following a break to start her family she returned to the University of Sydney as a lecturer and small animal clinician. It was during this time that she was bitten by the dental bug!

She achieved her Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZVCS) in Veterinary Dentistry in 2006 – this is by examination only.

Christine established Sydney Pet Dentistry the following year and has been devoted to providing excellent dental care to the pets of Sydney and its surrounds ever since. She sees patients at the Animal Referral Hospital in Homebush, Sydney and provides an advanced clinical and dental education service for the RSPCA (NSW) where she loves working with the shelter patients to give them happy, healthy mouths prior to adoption.

Christine has at various times over the past decade, been President of the Australian Veterinary Dental Society and President of the Dentistry Chapter of the ANZCVS. She is passionate about education, teaching all aspects of small animal dentistry to vets and vet nurses both privately (in-clinic) and through various education providers.

When she gets a spare moment or two, Christine loves hanging out with her family, which includes two awesome children (Ella and Henry), her handsome Devon Rex cats (Johnny and George) and the latest addition to the family, a crazy Cavoodle (Jack). Ironically, she is allergic to cats, but can’t imagine life without them!