Dentist/Oral Surgeon

Dr. Judy Rochette


My Commitment To You

To our referring veterinary colleagues I commit to providing my best work while balancing the needs of the patient and its owner. I hope you consider me a trusted extension of your care to your clients and I will work towards confirming that trust.

To pet owners - I am also a pet owner. I know the place they hold in our lives, whether they are working dogs or pillow pets. I will try and explain what your pet needs so that you see the value in entrusting them to my care. I believe that every pet deserves a comfortable mouth that is optimized so that it stays healthy with minimal interventions.

– Dr. Judy Rochette
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Dr. Judy Rochette grew up in northern Ontario surrounded by a diverse selection of pets and farm animals. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 from the Ontario Veterinary College and practiced general medicine in the greater Toronto area until moving to British Columbia in 1995. She became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) in 1998 and has been providing referral dentistry and oral surgery services to the Lower Mainland of BC for approximately 25 years.

Dr. Rochette built and was co-owner of West Coast Veterinary Dental Services before semi-retiring to spend more time on her small farm in the Aldergrove area which she is busy populating with horses, cats, and a dog.

Dr. Rochette has lectured internationally and is published in several journals and textbooks. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry and the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and has been involved in the American Veterinary Dental College, including as a Board member and as a member of the Appeals and Examination Committees, for multiple years. She has recently joined the team at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialists and looks forward to (re)uniting with clinics and clients old and new.


Board Certification
  • American Veterinary Dental College
  • Ontario Veterinary College , Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Consultant – Veterinary Information Network
  • Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
  • Member – BC Mountain Trail Association
  • Member – BC Carriage Driving Society
  • Member – Lower Mainland BC Driving
  • Member – Vintage Riders Equestrian Club
  • Member – Back Country Horsemen
  • Member – Richmond Beekeepers Association
  • Dentistry chapter in the VINcyclopedia, updated, 2023. Guided Tissue Regeneration Therapy with Bone Augmentation in a Lingual, Infrabony Osseous Defect of a Mandibular Canine, Bebel A, Rochette J. JVD, 2019 Feb; 36(4):266-276.
  • Congenital Feline Hypothyroidism with Partially Erupted Adult Dentition in a 10-month Old Male Neutered Domestic Shorthair Cat: A Case Report, Jacobon T, Rochette J, JVD, 2018 Sept 35(3):176- 186.
  • Top 5 Dental Emergencies, Clin Brief. 2016 Jan; 14(1):12-17 Disorders and Normal Variations of the Oral Cavity of Kittens and Senior Cats, In: August’s Consultation in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7, Little SE ed. (2015), Elsevier:1024-1033.
  • Malocclusion in the Rabbit, Clin Brief. 2015 Jan; 13(1):31-32
  • Occlusal Issues, Clin Brief. 2014 March; 12(3):25-28
  • Feline Stomatitis, Clin Brief. 2012 June; 10(6):97-101
  • Avoiding the “no”. Can Vet J, 2011 Dec;52(12):1361-1362
  • Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Oral and Dental Procedures, Vet Clin N Am: Veterinary Dentistry, Holmstrom SE ed. 2005 July; 35(4):1041-1058
  • Identification of the Endodontic System in Carnassial and Canine Teeth in the Dog, Rochette J, JVD, March 1996

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