Chris J. Visser, BVSc, DVM, MRCVS, DAVDC, DEVDC

Chris Visser, DVM, DAVDC - Board Certified Veterinary Dentist

Dr. Chris Visser is a Board Certified Veterinary Dental Specialist. His practice includes the full range of dentistry and oral surgery including endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, maxillofacial trauma and oral cancer surgery.

Dr. Visser is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), and the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC). He is also a Charter Fellow of the International Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD) and a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS). He has authored numerous articles and has lectured at many national and international veterinary dental meetings. Dr. Visser is adjunct Professor of Veterinary Dentistry at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Visser was awarded the “Veterinary Profession Service Award” in 2006 and the “Veterinarian of the Year, 2007” by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. In 2011, he was awarded “Fellow of the Year” by the International Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Visser was inducted into the Arizona Veterinary Hall of Fame in 2013.

Dr. Visser grew up in South Africa. After moving to Arizona, Dr. Visser continued his interest in wildlife through volunteering his services to the Phoenix Zoo where he has performed over 300 dental and oral surgery procedures on zoo animals during the past twenty-five years. He is Chairman of the Animal Welfare Sub-Committee at the zoo.

Education/Degrees

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BVSc) University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) England
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) USA
  • Charter Fellow of the International Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College
  • Diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College

 Professional Association Memberships & Teaching Positions

  • Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (DAVDC)
  • Diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC)
  • Charter Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD)
  • Member of the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS)
  • Member of the Board of Examiners for the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC)
  • Member of the European Veterinary Dental Society (EVDS)
  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AZVMA)
  • Member of the Arizona Academy of Veterinary Medicine
  • Chairman of the Animal Welfare Sub-Committee at the Phoenix Zoo

Professional Awards and Accolades

  • Member of the Arizona Veterinary Hall of Fame, 2013
  • Fellow of the Year, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, 2011
  • Animal Welfare Award, Animal Welfare League and SPCA Arizona, 2008
  • Veterinarian of the Year, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, 2007
  • Veterinary Profession Services Award, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, 2006
  • Good Partner Award, Phoenix Zoo, 2004

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