Philly Vet Dentist

Philly Vet Dentist began as an online forum for teaching and sharing interesting veterinary dentistry cases. It has since developed into a mobile veterinary service, bringing advanced dentistry and oral surgery into general practice. The goal is to provide thorough and exceptional specialty care within the pet’s hospital environment, limiting the stress of traveling to another facility. Dr. Saverino is passionate about early recognition and treating oral disease because it leads to happier and longer lives for our patients! Bringing her skill set to local veterinary hospitals allows for an integrated case management approach, education, and exposure of the veterinary team to new conditions and treatment options, while keeping revenue within the general practice.

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Kelly Saverino

Kelly Saverino, DVM, DAVDC

Board Certified Veterinary Dentist

Dr. Saverino is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC). She grew up in Raritan, NJ and obtained her Bachelor’s of Science from Rutgers University in 2007. She then obtained her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After completing a rotating internship, she was an emergency medicine clinician for several years in NJ, PA and DE. She was able to pursue her passion for advanced dentistry and completed a three-year residency in dentistry and oral surgery with the University of Pennsylvania from 2016-2019. Dr. Saverino then spent time in a multi-specialty hospital in Chicago, IL before moving back to the Philadelphia area with her German Shepherd mix, Sydney, and her orange tabby, Chuck Norris.

Dr. Saverino has a particular interest in periodontal and maxillofacial oncologic surgery. She also enjoys teaching and has lectured extensively to the referral and specialty veterinary communities on topics ranging from extraction techniques to advanced jaw surgery. She also took part in the training program for veterinary students at PennVet.

In her spare time, Dr. Saverino enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking and traveling.


Saverino K. Maxillary tooth root abscesses in dogs. Plumb’s Pro. September 2023. Accessed October 2023.

Saverino KM, Durham AC, Kiupel M, Reiter AM. Immunohistochemical evaluation of suspected oral malignant melanoma in cats. Vet Path. 2021;58(6)

Saverino, KM, Reiter A. Clinical presentation, causes, treatment and outcome of lip avulsion injuries in dogs and cats: 24 cases (2001-2017). Front Vet Sci. 2018;5(144).