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    Well-Care, Diagnostics, Surgery, Dentistry, Behavior Counseling for your pets in Gorham, Maine.

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    Exotic Animal Vets

    Birds, Reptiles, Ferrets, Rabbits,

    Pocket Pets, Marsupials,

    Pet Farm Animals, & Fish

Advances in veterinary dentistry allow us to keep your pets healthier. It has been well established that oral infections lead to liver, kidney and lung infections. Recent studies have linked chronic gingivitis (infected gums) to pancreatic cancer in people.

Most dogs and cats need to start routine dental cleanings at between 4 and 8 years of age. These can be earlier in some breeds (particularly toy dogs and purebred cats). Dentistries are usually performed annually, but good home dental hygiene practices can help to decrease the frequency to every two years. A thorough dental cleaning is done under general anesthesia. Awake procedures rarely address the disease, as subgingival cleaning cannot be thorough. Often scaling alone leads to further advanced disease unbeknownst to the owner.

Our staff perform careful anesthesia under constant veterinary supervision. We routinely anesthetize cats over fifteen years of age and dogs over twelve years. Owners often report a return of appetite, vigor and well being that they haven't seen for years. Your pet should be returned to you with fresh breath and clean, healthy teeth. We use radiographs (x-rays) to assess questionable teeth. Please ask our staff to demonstrate home care techniques and products.

Dr.s Niedermeyer and Mulski have a particular interest in exotic animals and their care. Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas can have overgrown molars and/or incisors which can adversely affect their health. Our veterinarians regularly attend conferences to ensure that we offer you the best possible care. Specialized dental instruments facilitate and speed dental trims. We are experienced with catheter placement, intubation and general anesthesia of many exotic species.

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Dr. Linda Mulski, V.M.D.

Dr. Linda K. Mulski,V.M.D. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. She had previously completed a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Connecticut as a University Scholar. She has had long term interests in exotic animal medicine, soft tissue surgery, behavior management of all pet species, and client communication. More recent interests include dressage training and competition (at low levels) on her thoroughbred “Gaius”. Dr. Mulski has appeared on local television (“Area Code 207” on channel 6), routinely talks to local schoolchildren about veterinary medicine as a career, and has lectured at the New Hampshire Community Technical College. She enjoys spending time with her family and their animals and tormenting her long suffering husband.

Thomas M. Niedermeyer, V.M.D.

Dr. Thomas M. Niedermeyer, V.M.D. graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. He had previously completed a B.A. in Biochemistry with a minor in German, also at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining The Animal Hospital of South Gorham in fall of 2003, Dr. Niedermeyer managed and provided veterinary coverage for the Animal Emergency Clinic in Portland. He enjoys the wide variety of patients seen at our clinic and our long term association with clients. Fish medicine, chelonians, geese, sheep and goats are his particular interests. Dr. Niedermeyer and his family recently started showing and breeding dairy goats; they enjoy the milk and cheese. He is an avid gardener when his daughters leave him a little peace and quiet.

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Animal Hospital of South Gorham

47 County Road Gorham, ME 04038

Call: 207-839-8158

Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM to Noon