Welcome to Aggie Animal Dental Center

Aggie Animal Dental Center is a veterinary specialty practice in Marin County, California, providing advanced dental and oral surgical care to companion animals. We are owned and operated by a Board-Certified Veterinary DentistTM. Our patients come from all over California for the unique level of care we offer.

Mission statement:

The mission of every staff member at Aggie Animal Dental Center is to improve the quality of life for companion animals by optimizing oral health. We also aim to make each pet’s visit to our hospital as low-stress as possible.

We achieve this…

  • By using state-of-the art technology for diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.
  • By providing comprehensive oral care in a quiet, calming environment.
  • With caring, knowledgeable staff members dedicated to providing personalized service to each pet and ‘pet parent’.


Current COVID protocols as of July 1, 2022. Please read the following carefully. 

  1. We will email check-in questions a few days prior to your appointment. Please answer those questions via email prior to your appointment time.
  2. When you arrive, please call from your car rather than walking up to the door.
  3. A staff member will ask a few more questions via telephone, and will then relay your pet's history to the doctor while you wait in your car. 
  4. When the doctor is ready to examine your pet, we will notify you. At that time you can choose to remain in your car, and your pet will be brought in by a staff member ("veterinary valet" service), or you may accompany your pet to the examination room. Up to 2 family members may accompany your pet into the hospital.
  5. Please continue to wear a mask at all times in our facility, and do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID, even if you have been vaccinated.
  6. If you choose "veterinary valet" service, where a staff member comes to your car to pick up your pet and bring it into the clinic, the doctor will text you photos from your pet's exam and will telephone you to discuss the exam findings and recommendations for treatment.

Have questions about the COVID-19 and your pets' health? Visit the AVMA FAQ page for answers!

Dr. Milinda Lommer
Mill Valley Veterinary Dentist | Aggie Animal Dental Center | (415) 389-5917

487 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941

We are sorry - we are not currently accepting new patients.

We regret that we are unable to help your pet at this time. We hope to be able to resume accepting new patients in early 2023; please ask your veterinarian for contact information for other dental specialists in the meantime.

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Tanner May
    DVM, Fear-Free® Certified Professional

    Dr. Tanner May grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri for his undergraduate studies and then for veterinary school, graduating with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2019.

    After graduation, Dr. May practiced at a small animal general practice with locations in Columbia and Linn Creek, Missouri. He joined the Aggie Animal Dental Center team in January 2022 as a resident pursuing specialization in dentistry and oral surgery.  

  • Dr.
    Milinda Lommer
    DVM, Dipl. AVDC; Fear-Free® Certified Professional
    Board-Certified Veterinary DentistTM

    Dr. Milinda Lommer grew up in western New York and southern New England. She graduated from Indiana University in 1991, with a B.S. in Biology, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1995, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with Phi Zeta honors from U.C. Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine.

    In 1996, having completed a private-practice internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Lommer returned to U.C. Davis, where she became the first veterinarian to complete the three-year residency program in Dentistry & Oral Surgery. She received the 1999 Peter Emily Outstanding Candidate Award from the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), and became a Diplomate of the AVDC in 2000, earning the title Board-Certified Veterinary DentistTM.

    That same year, she opened Aggie Animal Dental Service, operating in affiliation with two general veterinary hospitals in San Francisco and Marin County. The practice became Aggie Animal Dental Center with the opening of our Mill Valley facility in 2013. Dr. Lommer is a member of the Editorial Board of the Veterinary Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery section of the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. In addition, she serves as a volunteer Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. Davis, assisting with training residents in the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service and participating in clinical research projects.

    Although Dr. Lommer graduated from UC Davis, home of the Aggies, the practice is actually named after her first cat, who joined the family when Milinda was 9 years old. Aggie was a devoted companion for over 19 years.

  • Dr.
    Amy Fulton
    DVM, Dipl. AVDC

    We are so sad to have bid farewell to Dr. Fulton, who left the practice in June 2022 to focus on her health and her family. Having been with Aggie Animal Dental Center since 2014, Dr. Fulton has been loved by both clients and staff, and she will be greatly missed. All of us wish her the best.

  • Dr.
    Alexander Hawley
    DVM, Dipl. ACVAA

    Board-Certified AnesthesiologistTM Dr. Alex Hawley earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2005. Following a year-long internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Kansas State University, he completed a three-year residency in anesthesiology at Tufts University in Massachusetts. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and has been on staff at The Sams Clinic since 2009. 

    Since Aggie Animal Dental Center was opened adjacent to The Sams Clinic in 2013, we have enjoyed a collaborative relationship which has benefitted our patients.

  • Dr. Mercedes DePaolo
    Veterinarian; practice limited to dentistry & oral surgery

    Dr. Mercedes De Paolo grew up in Wyoming and attended Middlebury College in Vermont for her undergraduate studies. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 2016 and subsequently completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. DePaolo was selected for a three-year residency program in dentistry and oral surgery at UC Davis (where she worked with Dr. Lommer), and completed the program in 2020. Dr. DePaolo will be seeing patients as part of the Aggie team during the summer of 2022 to help care for Dr. Fulton's patients and to maintain continuous availability when Dr. Lommer is out of the office.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Aggie Animal Dental Center


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "There aren't enough stars to rank high enough Dr Melinda Lommer's excellence in patient care, of Aggie Dental. I have known Dr Lommer 20 years, with 2 large Akitas with complex situations in their senior years. Not only is Dr Lommer an expert in her field, but her personal care and compassion is extra-ordinary. Although my dog has to wait for her upcoming appointment due to more serious patient needs before her - Dr Lommer - and her staff - are going out of their way to care, respond, be in timely communication, and do what they can to help my dog be comfortable during this wait period. Her staff Wendy and Renee have personally helped me with patience, kindness and professionalism. This team, and especially the Dr- take being the best - TO HEART - literally! Due to my dogs' complex needs, having been to MANY specialty vet offices in the Bay Area over the years, including UC Davis - this quality of HEART, care and expert professionalism - is superlative. Highly recommended!"
    Kimberly C.
  • "You can’t beat this dental center. The quality and care of my pets is the best I have ever experienced. Dr. Lommer is extremely knowledgeable, kind and treats my pets with the highest level of care. Her staff is so helpful, patient and caring. The best pet dental center I have ever been to. Dr. Lommer is truly an angel. Her dedication, expertise and passion for what she does is so evident with each of her clients. IMO the best pet dental center in the US."
    Bee L.
  • "Dr. Lommer saved my Yorkie Milou's life. You should have absolutely no reservations going here - her team is the BEST at what they do. They performed a full mouth extraction earlier this year and the results have been incredible. Milou is so much happier, more comfortable and full of energy. He's almost 10 years old but acts like a puppy since the procedure. I am so grateful for their amazing practice and the team's compassion and extraordinary talent."
    Jess H.
  • "This practice is full of caring, skilled vets who give you all the detailed information you need about your dog's dental surgery / cleaning needs and do it all with warmth. Highly recommend. The surgeon sat down with me after my dog's root canal to walk me through the before and after x-rays and make sure I could see what work was done."
    Kate M.