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Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM

President Elect, American Veterinary Dental Society


Dr. Brett Beckman is a 1987 graduate of Mississippi State University.  His veterinary career started in Memphis where he practiced for 12 years.  During that time he pursued advanced education in emergency and critical care medicine and surgery, ophthalmology and oral surgery.  For the last 15 years he has studied under human and veterinary specialists throughout the United States and Canada. 

He was recently elected as President Elect of the American Veterinary Dental Society 2005-2006 and President 2007-2008.  Dr Beckman is one of 40 veterinarians in the world who have completed extensive training to become regarded as both a Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and a Diplomate in the American Veterinary Dental College.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the field of veterinary dentistry, oral surgery and pain management.  He has been honored as a candidate for the American Veterinary Medical Association/Delta Society national award for Veterinarian of the Year for 2004.  In 2007 Dr. Beckman became a diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management. and was honored as Alumnus of the Year by the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

He owns and operates a companion animal and referral dentistry and oral surgery practice in Punta Gorda, Florida.  Dr. Beckman also accepts dentistry cases at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando, Florida.  He lectures throughout the United States on topics related to dentistry and pain management .  Dr. Beckman is the official veterinarian for Gulf Coast Pet Partners, a non-profit organization that provides pet visitations to nursing homes, hospitals and mental health facilities.
In March of 2005  the Veterinary Dental Education Center center opened its doors here in Punta Gorda. It is a state of the art training facility, one of only a few in the country, dedicated to advancing the educational needs of veterinarians and veterinary technicians around the world in the field of dentistry and oral surgery. 
He and Lecia, his wife of 24 years, and their 22 year old daughter Lauren enjoy gardening, cooking, nature photography, scuba diving and golf.

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