Originally from Ireland, Geraldine graduated as a Veterinarian from Dublin, Ireland in 1984 and has spent the last 16 years as a small animal veterinarian in The Bay of Islands, in the Far North of New Zealand. While there, Geraldine developed a keen interest in small dentistry. In 2008, she was awarded the 10-week duration “Practitioner on Sabbatical” from the NZ Companion Animal Veterinarians Society, which she used to assist in furthering her interest and education in pet dentistry. In 2010, Geraldine studied for and passed her exams to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery. She has attended numerous post graduate courses and conferences in the small animal dentistry field over the last 10 years and can now offer a range of advanced services for pets and working dogs. These include diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, endodontic disease, malocclusions and feline chronic gingivostomatitis. Geraldine can offer alternates to tooth extraction, such as root canal or vital pulpotomy, for animals which have damaged teeth due to trauma. She also enjoys teaching small animal dentistry to Veterinarians and veterinary nurses.