Vetter graduated from WSU College of Veterinary
Medicine in 1975.
He practiced in a mixed practice in Montesano, WA
for several years; then moved to Bend, OR until the
mid 80's, owning a largeanimal/
predominately equine practice.
He moved with his family to Chehalis, WA where he
worked with the WSDA as an Area State Veterinarian
and with the US Equestrian Federation. Since 1986,
he has also had a large animal/equine mobile
He began directing his interests and continuing
education opportunities toward the specialty of
Veterinary Equine Dentistry in 1996. Over the
years, he has taken advantage of opportunities to
study from international leaders in the field of
Advanced Equine Dentistry and continues to do
Dr. Vetter has been tested and accredited by the
International Assoc. of Equine Dentistry, which is
a formal testing/peer review of knowledge and
technique. Requirements include hands on mentoring,
review of documented cases and continuing
education. He now mentors and trains other
veterinarians interested in attaining IAED
certification and/or achieving higher levels of
expertise in equine dentistry.
Dr. Vetter's continuing education and affiliation
Association of Equine Dentistry: yearly
continuing education meetings (CE) and hands on
lab training and testing.
Assoc of Equine Practitioners (AAEP): yearly CE
and lab training.
Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS): yearly
Veterinary Medical Association- Washington and
Oregon Veterinary Medical Associations:
Equine Dental Symposiums:
Meds II: Advanced Periodontics, Endodontics,
Meds III: Advanced Equine Oral Surgery
Licensed in Washington and Oregon, he is
available to other states by arrangement.
Dr. Dick Vetter is owned by several horses
himself, and is a pleasure rider when the time
permits. His trusty assistant (and riding
partner) on and off the job is his wife of many
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Paul Gjelten, Chehalis, Wa.
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