QUALITY DENTAL CARE FOR YOUR HORSE’S WELLBEING
Toni Kilvington, Equine Dentist
Toni has ridden and handled horses
from a young age. Since moving to New Zealand in 1994 she has owned a number of
horses, and competes young horses locally. She is also involved in Pony Club,
instructing at rallies.
Toni attended the American School
of Equine Dentistry, run by Dr Ray Hyde, a veterinarian and equine dentist with
a passion for promoting an integrated approach to equine health care. The
course was held in Wyoming on a dude ranch, and a wide variety of horses were
worked on from routine procedures at all ages through to advanced cases.
She also has a Bachelor of Arts
from Massey University, and has professional business skills as well as her
Toni is a member of the
International Association of Equine Dentistry, established in 1987. Members are
required to adhere to the following code of conduct:
perform equine dental procedures to meet the IAED standard of practice, as set
out in our IAED Performance Guidelines.
help horses, their owners, trainers, and riders through the excellent
performance of equine dentistry, by improving the horse’s health, comfort, and
help horses by educating horse owners and enthusiasts about the importance of
themselves, and our entire profession by continuing their education to improve
their knowledge and skill in performing equine dentistry. Members must meet
the continuing education requirements set by the IAED Board of Directors.
fellowship among horse owners, equine dental technicians, and veterinarians by
conducting a fair and honest practice, avoiding fraud, misrepresentation, or
deceit, and by sharing our knowledge and horsemanship with a spirit of
or unjustly injure the professional standing or reputation of their peers,
other equine dental professionals, or their clients.
compromising a veterinarian-client or veterinarian–client-technician
confidentiality relationship that they have entered.
their professional activities in accordance with the laws governing their
profession, or accepted practices of the state, province, territory, or
country in which they are working.
action that pressures, coerces, or achieves agreement among members to conform
to a fee schedule or to fix fees.
their practice and dental procedures with the utmost humane consideration of