North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Announces February as Pet Dental Health Month

Raleigh, NC, February 03, 2010 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced the designation of February as National Pet Dental Health Month by the American Veterinary Medical Association. According to the AVMA, the lack of proper dental cleaning in pets can lead to severe oral disease, the most common health problem diagnosed for pets. Pet owners are encouraged to visit their veterinarians to schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings.

“We are pleased to support pet dental health awareness,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “Oral hygiene is an important part of maintaining the overall health of our pets, and we encourage pet owners to take care of their pet’s dental needs throughout the year.”

- To locate a veterinary dentist, visit or

- For more information about the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, visit

- For more information about the American Veterinary Medical Society, visit

About The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association:
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

Brittney Storm
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

Patty Briguglio