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’.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about what to expect in the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis:

For the foreseeable future, we are observing the following protocols to keep you, your pets, and our staff members safe and healthy:

  1. “Veterinary valet” service: To limit our clients’ exposure to one another and our staff, we are asking clients to remain in their cars rather than entering our clinic. We will e-mail you a questionnaire prior to your appointment and you can respond via e-mail to provide us your pet’s relevant history. Call when you arrive, and one of our staff members will come out to the parking lot to bring your pet into the clinic. After the doctor has examined your pet, she will phone you to discuss her findings and recommendations. If your pet had a procedure, discharge instructions will be reviewed by phone rather than in person. You will be emailed a link to your pets' diagnostic images (photographs, radiographs and select CT images) and can schedule a review with the doctor if desired (via screen sharing and/or video conferencing). Recheck appointments may be scheduled as video visits. We appreciate your understanding. 
  2. Most payments will be over the phone using the credit card we already have on file. If we don't have a card on file or you'd like to use a debit card at your visit, you will need to enter the hospital briefly in order to insert the card into the terminal at the front desk and enter your PIN. We will be wiping the terminal and signature pen after each use.
  3. We are using hospital-provided leashes only, and disinfecting them after each patient.
  4. We are not keeping carriers or personal items such as blankets in the hospital.  Any carrier that enters the hospital will be wiped or sprayed with disinfectant prior to returning it to you in the car.
  5. If you or anyone you live with has has tested positive for, or has any symptoms possibly attributed to, COVID-19, please call us to reschedule your pet's appointment. You won’t be penalized for cancelling an appointment due to illness or possible exposure.
  6. As recommended by the CDC, we are performing additional cleaning and disinfecting procedures beyond our routine hospital cleaning protocols.

Have questions about the novel coronavirus 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

Request an Appointment or Contact Us

We will respond to your query during normal office hours. If your pet needs urgent care when we are closed, please see your family veterinarian or ER.

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Milinda Lommer
    DVM, Dipl. AVDC

    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 own 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

    Dr. Amy Fulton grew up outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before attending Cornell University in upstate New York, from which she graduated summa cum laude in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued at Cornell, attending the College of Veterinary Medicine, and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009.

    After successfully completing a rotating internship in small animal medicine and emergency at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, Dr. Fulton dedicated herself to a 3-year residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She completed this residency program in August 2013, after which she worked in Sacramento, practicing specialty veterinary dentistry. Dr. Fulton became a Board-Certified Veterinary DentistTM in 2014, earning her Diploma from the American College of Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Fulton also volunteers at U.C. Davis as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

  • 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.


Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Aggie Animal Dental Center

Monday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Wonderful staff who took the best care of my dog!"
    Amanda W.
  • "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.
  • "If you want to save your dog's teeth. Please go here. They are more experienced than anyone in bay area. They saved my Buddy's teeth with Orthodontic appliances where alot of vets would cut them off or pull them out. It only took 8 weeks and cost no more than the alternative."
    Patricia R.K.