Dr. Lakatosh

Veterinarian

Dr. Olivia Lakatosh is from East Tennessee.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science in 2014 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Tennessee in 2018.  She enjoys the variety of animals she gets to see in mixed animal practice.  She first got involved with livestock during her undergraduate education, where she was on the livestock judging team.  She loves working with cattle, and her goal is to work as a team with ranchers to better the agriculture industry.  She also values providing compassionate care to people's pets.  During vet school, she spent some time here at Cheyenne River and loved the area so much she came back after graduation.  She and her husband, William, are excited to have moved to the Black Hills area.  They have a Tennessee Brown Dog named Tyson, a German Shepard named Jax, and a corn snake named Xerxes.  In her free time, she loves to read books, hike, and throw frisbee for her pups. 

 

 

**Dental Discount Month**

 

February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

In celebration of National Pet Dental Health Month, Cheyenne River Animal Hospital is offering *free dental exams* and a 15% discount on dental cleaning during the month of February.

Did you know that 80% of dogs and 70% cats show signs of dental disease by the age of 3? “Dog breath” is not a laughing matter – for dogs or cats. In fact, bad breath is one of the earliest indicators of dental disease! Other signs include red, bleeding, irritated gums; tartar accumulation; changes in chewing or eating habits; tooth loss; and even behavioral changes, like irritability and depression. Unfortunately, untreated dental disease has been shown to contribute to liver, kidney, and heart disease, and is estimated to reduce life expectance by 20%!

 

Top 3 benefits of dental care for your pet: 

1)      Longer, happier, and healthier lives! 

2)      Treatment and prevention of painful gingivitis, infection, and tooth loss.

3)      Fresh breath! (Which means fresh dog and cat kisses!)

 

Please call 605-662-7838 to make your appointment now.