In this episode of the Cone of Shame Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Andy Roark talks to veterinary dentist and all-around-awesome-person Dr. Donell Hansen about feline stomatitis. What are our options? What do I tell the owners so they don’t freak out? Do I REALLY have to pull those teeth?!? FIND OUT HERE!


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A Minnesota native, Donnell traveled through Iowa (Go Norse!), Oklahoma, and back to Minnesota again on her path toward veterinary dentistry. In 2009, Dr. Hansen joined forces with friends to form Moxie Center, which is now known as BluePearl Veterinary Partners. In 2010, she and her husband opened his family practice, Rice Creek Animal Hospital, in Lino Lakes, MN along with Bean’s Place Pet Wash. Recently, Donnell opened Four Legged Tooth Fairy, an online resource and interactive conference center aimed at helping the veterinary community enhance their patient health, practice health, and mental health through veterinary dentistry.

While managing a busy clinical caseload, Dr. Hansen also speaks nationally about the value (both from a patient care standpoint and practice health perspective) of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. Dr. Hansen has a special interest in maxillofacial surgery but honestly, loves the whole gig.

To provide a little balance to life, Donnell enjoys time with her family, including her husband (a fellow veterinarian) and two children, out on Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes or working a jigsaw puzzle during the long Minnesota winters. Like any veterinary family, there are an amalgamation of pets at home but the beloved include her pocket pittie, named Crickett and a beast of a labrador named Goose (or depending on the day, Goosifer). There may or may not be a bunch of bull head eggs hatching on her kitchen counter as we speak.

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