September 7, 2022

About Katherine Block, VMD DAVDC

Katherine Block, VMD DAVDC

Dr. Kate Block is a board-certified veterinary dentistTM specializing in advanced dentistry and oral surgery for companion animals. She received her undergraduate degree in 2004 from Yale University and her veterinary degree in 2010 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from northwest Ohio, Dr. Block has spent over a decade serving communities of the Pacific and Inland Northwest, joining us most recently from Boise, Idaho.

Dr. Block worked for several years as a large animal and companion animal general practitioner in Oregon. In search of advanced education and training in oral disease and pain management, Dr. Block was selected for a flagship residency program in Portland, Oregon. Upon successful completion of three years of rigorous training and qualifying and certifying examinations, Dr. Block received her specialty board certification in 2017. She has since provided compassionate oral care in busy multi-specialty practices in Oregon, Minnesota and Idaho. She is thrilled to join the MPDOS family and to finally call Missoula her home.

Dr. Block has been awarded the AVDC Presidential Medal for Stewardship and the Virbac Up and Coming Award for her service to the American Veterinary Dental CollegeTM. She continues to serve on several committees for the ADVC, including leadership roles with the Board of Directors, the residency program administration committee, the examination committee and the maintenance of certification committee.

Dr. Block also loves to teach veterinarians, technicians and students who want to improve
the dental care they offer their patients. In addition to authoring multiple peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Block has enjoyed opportunities at Oregon State University, the University of Minnesota, the NAVC Institute, AVMA Convention and many other meetings to train students, technicians and veterinarians in the art and science of comprehensive oral health.

In her free time, Dr. Block enjoys travel, cooking, SCUBA diving, fly fishing, rafting and other ways to enjoy water with her family and German Wirehaired Pointer, Juno.