Specializing In Dentistry &
Oral Surgery

Welcome to
Animal Dental Services
in Charleston, SC

Dentistry and oral surgery are all we do, so we are your best choice for excellent and specialized dental care for your beloved animal.

Our doctors have had years of advanced training in dentistry and oral surgery. Beyond the extensive boarding process, we have taken advanced training that includes fracture repair, oral cancer surgery, endodontics, exodontics, and periodontics. We see cases that range from routine oral hygiene to the most advanced oral surgery for pets. Also, our doctors have advanced training in anesthesia and pain management for pets, allowing us to manage high risk patients’ dentistry and oral surgery needs.

We are located inside Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency in Mt. Pleasant which conveniently gives us access to many ancillary services, such as intensive care, internal medicine, and emergency care.

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About our


Why should I choose a Board-Certified
Veterinary DentistTM?

Board-Certified Veterinary DentistsTM are accomplished professional specializing in animal dentistry, having undergone extensive education and training.


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Meet Our Doctors

of Experienced Pet Dentistry Specialists

Dr. Sharon Startup DVDC was born and grew up in Beaufort and Columbia, South Carolina. She has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and in 1985, she started a general veterinary practice in Knoxville, TN. She began performing dental procedures and oral surgery in 1997. Her interest in Veterinary Dentistry grew, and she pursued advanced training so that she could provide the best dental care for her patients.

Dr. Katy Burton DVM is a University of Tennessee College of veterinary medicine graduate. Dr Burton worked in general practice in Knoxville TN for 20 years before joining our team at Animal Dental Services. After taking a dental course with Sharon Startup DVM, DAVDC, Dr. Burton’s interest in dentistry evolved. She began her dental residency in January 2021 and has since gone through rigorous training in advanced dentistry and oral surgery. She enjoys providing the best dental care and oral surgery to our four-legged family members.

Dr. Kennedy’s professional interests encompass a broad spectrum of anesthesia-related subjects, such as total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), high-risk patient management, and multimodal pain control. He derives immense satisfaction from mentoring aspiring anesthesiologists and sharing his extensive knowledge and experiences with them. With his extensive anesthesia experience, Dr. Kennedy provides the best remote anesthetic monitoring for patients at Animal Dental Services.

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