Dr. Mike Balke received his B.S. in biology in 1999 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 from the University of Missouri. After graduation he worked as a general practice, small animal veterinarian in St. Louis, Missouri with an interest in dentistry. Dr. Balke joined Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists in 2012 and completed his veterinary dental residency in 2015 under the guidance of Drs. Chris Visser, Curt Coffman and Glen Brigden. Dr. Balke became a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (FAVD) in 2016.
Dr. Balke’s clinical interests include oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as endodontic and periodontal therapy. He is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AZVMA). Dr. Balke enjoys presenting lectures on veterinary dental topics locally and nationally. He is a managing partner with Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists.