Advanced Animal Dentistry

Bec Tucker

Veterinary Dentist – Director

I started my veterinary career in mixed practice at the Roma Veterinary Clinic in 1997. Here I was exposed to a wide range of things, not least of which dental procedures. Having received minimal formal training in any dentistry whilst at university, these initial experiences with dentistry were daunting. 

I moved onto the Mudgeeraba Animal Hospital in 1997, where my work revolved mostly around small animals. Dentistry was a part of this practice, however over the ensuing years it became a much larger part, and my interest in it grew. 

In 2000 I started exploring more training in small animal dentistry and began working with Dr Gary Wilson. After obtaining my membership in Veterinary Dentistry in 2004, dentistry became a much bigger focus of my career. In 2006 I formally joined Dr Wilson, and have since then exclusively worked in dental referral practice as Advanced Animal Dentistry. In 2018 Dr Wilson retired and I am now partnered with another wonderful Veterinary Dentist, Dr Rebecca Tucker.

Advanced Animal Dentistry covers all dental and oral surgery referral work in south-east Queensland. 

With my lovely wife I have 2 young daughters who have become a very important part of my life, nearly more so than dentistry and my two cats, Franklin and Mabel.

Professional and highest academic Degree(s), including where and when earned.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours – 1996, University of Queensland
  • Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Dentistry – 2004.
Previous Positions held
  • Associate Veterinarian – Roma Veterinary Clinic, 1997
  • Associate Veterinarian – Mudgeeraba Animal Hospital, 1997 – 2005
  • Veterinary Dental Consultant – Animal Dental and Oral Care, 2006
  • Director, Veterinary Dental Consultant – Advanced Animal Dentistry, 2006 – present
  • Veterinary Dental Tutor (Small Animal) – University of Queensland, 2006 – present
  • Veterinary Dental Tutor (Equine) – University of Queensland, 2006 – 2017
  • Newsletter Editor – Australian Veterinary Dental Society, 2002 – 2011
  • Treasurer – Australian Veterinary Dental Society, 2004 – 2006
  • Secretary – Australian Veterinary Dental Society, 2005 – 2006
  • President-elect – Australian Veterinary Dental Society, 2009 – 2010
  • President – Australian Veterinary Dental Society, 2010 – 2012
  • Policy Councillor – Australian Veterinary Dental Society, 2012 – present