Equine Dentistry Without Drama™
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2015

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Dr. T assessed my Arab quickly and talked me through what he was doing and what I could expect from my horse after the visit. He was knowledgeable and personable. I felt like I knew what he was doing since he explained it so well and my horses reactions. I’m so happy he worked on my Lenny . See ya in 6 months !!

September 24, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Nancy Barrow


It’s always a pleasure having you work with Toga. I used to dread dental visits because it was not pleasant for him and therefore uncomfortable for me to watch. I’m grateful to my friend Mary Stephenson for introducing us to both of you. There are so many aspects of care that we as horse guardians need to provide and its very satisfying to know he is getting the very best dental care available offered in a way that he accepts and participates-brilliant!!

September 13, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Shelly Montanaro


Thank you for providing superb dental care to my pony, Benny. Melissa had amazing intuition about Benny and he was appreciative of her caring, compassionate , professional approach. I was appreciative of Melissa and Dr. Tucker answering my questions and adding to my equine health education. Thank you and we look forward to the next appointment. Sue and Benny

September 8, 2015 PollDaddy response from Sue Boults


Dr Geoff Tucker did an amazing partial tooth extraction on my horse today, my horse whinnied when the tooth was removed ,he is a true hero!

August 24, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Rochelle Gohlich


Our horses are happy…and when they are happy, we are happy. We have the upmost respect and trust in Dr. Tucker and Melissa!

August 8, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Michelle Rine


Thank you Dr. Tucker! I really appreciate the time you took with me and Roo. You are a natural herd leader!! For now, Roo seems to be eating grass, grain and hay well. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks for being so reassuring to a Nervous Nelly Horse Mom and an old but still feisty racehorse. All the best and see you next time.

July 27, 2015 – Email from Robin Topping


It’s always a pleasure to have you. I so appreciate your ability to read my horse in addition to your non aggressive approach . Thank You

July 10, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Lia Giliotti


Dr. Tucker and Melissa treat all my horses with respect, kindness and understanding. The horses accept the treatment they are receiving not because they are doped to death with their heads hanging from the rafters but from a level of trust which is evident from the moment Dr. Tucker and Melissa put a hand on a halter and then in the mouth. Very great to see this! Its about the horse, not the practitioner.

May 27, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Stacy Ludlow


I am glad I discovered your service. I wouldn’t use any other. You are always professional and competent. I feel that my horse is in good hands.

May 1, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Carolyn Tribble


Melissa was excellent with the horses, very informative, and we look forward to seeing her again in the future!

April 9, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Linda Riley


It was a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you for the gentle attention you gave T.

April 6, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Lisa Marek


Dynamic duo!

April 2, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Ginny Burton


I always enjoy the dental visits with Dr. Tucker. My horse really appreciates the end result! And each floating gets a bit easier with time and patience. I love Dr. Tucker’s philosophy about horses. Thanks again for a great visit!

March 19, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Marina Richey


Thank you with all our hearts for taking such good care of our equines!

March 14, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Christine at Blue Rider Stables


I had expectations as a short course student and a follower of The Equine Practice for a number of years thanks to the internet. Melissa was prompt (travel time included) and personable. She took the time that it takes with my horses – and they responded in kind. Her willingness to field questions and explain procedure were excellent. Your dedication and services are exactly as promised. We can’t wait until we see you again!

March 13, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Barbara Brettman


You guys are the best thank you so much for your dedication to the horse and its life. started all recommendations yesterday.

March 10, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Babette Grzyboski


Melissa – Ragtime was so happy today. He accepted the bridle and seemed relaxed in his transitions. poor boy must have really been uncomfortable. You did a great job with him Thanks so much.

March 3, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Judy Mcgaughan


Melissa was very professional, she was on time and explained what she was doing and why. Richard took Moonshine out for a short ride and he didn’t flip his head. We’ll see when we go on s long ride. Thanks again Melissa.

February 17, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Richard Millette


Prada is happier after Melissa’s visit. It seems she took care of the problem.

January 20, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Laura Partynski


Melissa is wonderful. She squeezed another horse into her busy schedule. Thank you! Melissa is also very sweet and compassionate about the horses along with her extreme knowledge. You both are great! Thanks again.

January 11, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Susan Ivey


As they say in the SOUTH.(it don’t get no better!!!!!) ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU BOTH.

January 6, 2015 – PollDaddy response from Lia Giliotti

2014

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I didn’t feel a thing. Totally painless.

December 29, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Al Guden


As always it was great to see you and Melissa. You both are always in good spirits and I always learn something new when you come around. Thank you so much!!

December 26, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Bibi Diaz


That is one of the most flattering bio’s that I’ve read .. and oh so true ! you can also add that Melissa has great organizational skills as she schedules the appointments, is an effective communicator and is someone that you instantly would want as a close friend when you first meet her. Horses appreciate her genuine spirit as much as we do… congrats, Melissa on such an impressive and successful career in dentistry.

December 21, 2014 – Posted on Melissa’s bio page online by Nora Suppers


Dr.Tucker, Is simply the absolute BEST. I would never think of using another Equine Dentist, To attend to the needs of my FEI International horses. This man is a brilliant compassionate, professional. Again Simply THE BEST! …

December 19, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Debi Berger – Legacy Farms of Jupiter


Dr. Tucker is a superior VET, DENTIST and HUMAN. It is truly ‘a lucky horse’ to have an association with him!

December 17, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Lois Bass


You folks are the BEST!! December 14, 2014 -PollDaddy response from Bob Shadur


Very professional, right on time and worked great with my young horse without any drugs. Amazing work done after seeing how the other equine dentists usually handle the work. I will use your services again! Thank you!!

December 10, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Regina Carlton


I appreciate the gentleness you give my horse. Everything is very professional and competent from coming on time to the thorough job you do.

December 3, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Carolyn Tribble


I will practice my speech, because I’m very picky of how and who handles my special gift from God ,and he sent me you & Mellisa ::))))))

November 11, 2014 – Email from Marsha Gilmore


Hi Geoff and Melissa! Thank you for your comments concerning April Bok and your willingness to provide your service in my absence. I place great importance on your feedback and can’t thank you enough for the peace of mind your skills as an equine dentist has given me. This is not accomplished without a deeper knowledge of horsemanship!!

October 30, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Marilyn Gruber


I’m happy to tell you that Foxy is no longer fighting the bit. She keeps her mind on her work.

October 22, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Sally Green


What I like about both of you is your horsemanship skills. You are soft with Dusty. What I like is that you understand his personality. Thank you very much. Dr. Tucker, thank you for the tips on trailing. It worked out just great. Thanks for everything.

September 14, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Jean Zaleski


Geoff and Melissa, Meeting you this morning, while you were working at Sunnyfield/Andrea McCauley’s, was a tremendous Pleasure! I sincerely appreciate you welcoming me to observe and learn as you cared for my precious mare/Evita. I enjoy learning about her and how to care for her. Geoff, your expertise as a doctor, but even more so has a horseman was fascinating. Thank you both for sharing some of your knowledge and tips. The benefits of straw bedding & a hay based diet is great ‘food for thought. I look forward to my “10 Irrefutable Laws of Horsemanship” book arriving soon.

September 13, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Christina Dochtermann


Thanks to you both for services today!

August 17, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Kim Davidson


Hi Geoff, wanted to let you know that the grey horse, Percy that is owned by ( ) is going much better! He is much happier on both sides of his mouth now and is actually taking deep breaths while working!! thank you , as always, for your professionalism!

August 5, 2014 – email from Julie DiRico


So much really great information, its such a shame you can’t be my horses total vet! You are really one of the “GOOD” ones out there ! You have restored some faith in me about veterinarians and people too!

July 18, 2014 – Email from Rachel Clarke


Hi Dr.T and Melissa First let me say how great and informative your visit with our Rio was. Explaining every step of the procedure surly put our minds at ease. Rio’s eating has improved greatly, quidding is minimal and she is even picking at those western alfalfa stalks. (Less waste more money saved)! We know we have a ways to go to get Rio’s teeth where they need to be but we are sure her progress will continue with your care. Thank you again.

June 28, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Joy, Kevin and Rio. Medford, NY Joy Meyer-Buckley


I am very involved with the care of my beloved 18 yr old horse and so I always enjoy our visit with Geoff and Melissa. They not only take excellent care with my steed and have the highest credentials, but I value that they keep me informed of what they are doing and what they have found going on in his mouth. I trust their skills and appreciate their excellent communication. Oh, and my horse is grateful too!

June 11, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Nora Suppers


As always it has been a pleasure to see Dr. T and Melissa, it is always fun and interesting, I can say that I have learned something new each time they come to work on the horses at the farm. Hope to see you soon. Have a great summer.

May 23, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Bibi Diaz


Fascinating to watch high strung, sometimes even formerly abused horses here at the rescue stand quietly for an entire exam and treatment. Good dentistry is a combination of horsemanship, education, skill and caring. This team meets every facet. The horses are well pleased.

May 12, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Christine Distefano


Dr. Tucker and Melissa do not use sedatives,relying solely on the cooperation of their equine patients. It is clear that they are doing something very right. My Appaloosa — not a big fan of being groomed — loves, loves having his teeth floated by Melissa. He is always in such a good mood after having seen her!

May 16, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Lisa Stern


The Equine Practice is the only way to go when it comes to equine dentistry!

May 12, 2014 -PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


I am Kit Young Knotts, longtime owner, breeder, rider and trainer of dressage horses, mostly very talented Lipizzans. Top-notch care of my horses has always been my priority and that includes dentistry. My first experiences with having my horses’ teeth done were great. My vet, a skilled horseman, did them with simple hand floats. The horses trusted him and were clearly grateful to have those sharp spots filed off, leaning into his hands as if to help.The stories of equine dentists who would only do teeth by drugging, utilizing an array of gear that looked like instruments from a medieval torture chamber, and grinding with glorified dremel tools horrified me. Not on my horses! However, over time, this became the norm and no one any longer would just use floats on teeth. There were all sorts of excuses, but the only ones that have ever made any sense to me are that they are either afraid of horses, afraid of work, have no regard for the welfare of the horses, or all of the above. As a result, my program of care, which once included floating every six months, was reduced to emergency situations, where the dental problems were so serious that correcting them outweighed the abuse of the horses. I have recently had a problem with my young star Prince that I was sure was in his mouth. Yes, said the vet and dentist, and I felt trapped into going along with the program. Prince was drugged to the gills; a giant ratcheting jack held his mouth open; his head was propped up on a stand; the barn stunk of grinding; and blood was everywhere. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT! A friend soon told me about Dr. Geoff Tucker and his gifted associate Melissa Boettcher of The Equine Practice, whose slogan is “Equine Dentistry Without Drama“. They should also say without drugs, dremels or devices. At my first appointment, of what I hope will be a lifetime of them, I was thoroughly impressed with their horsemanship and skill, just with simple hand floats. Prince was very cooperative with Dr. Tucker and Peanut, my other youngster just started under saddle and sometimes not so happy about new things, was putty in Melissa’s hands. In a time where fair treatment of animals, including horses, is more and more important in our consciousness and consciences, why isn’t so-called “modern” equine dentistry challenged? If dental care can be accomplished simply, pleasantly and with the obvious gratitude of the patients (and owners), why is this out of vogue? It should not be considered old school but rather the only humane way forward. Our veterinarians and equine dentists have a responsibility to offer horse owners an alternative to what’s convenient and easy for them in favor of what’s in the best interest of the horse. If it takes time to develop the horsemanship skills to do so, so be it. It’s the right thing to do. I don’t know yet if Dr. Tucker’s work has helped Prince and it doesn’t matter. If it hasn’t, I’ll look elsewhere for a solution because I’m confident his mouth is as well done as it can be. I know the other dentist’s work did not help him and I’ll never subject him or any horse to that torture again.

April 24, 2014 – Email from Kit Young Knotts


Thank you for your time and expertise in examining April Bok!! You and Melissa are such a blessing to us!!

April 24, 2014 – Email from Marilyn & Klaus Gruber


I can’t give you a “beyond expectations” rating because I’ve come to expect the very best from you and you never disappoint! Good to see you……I’ll see if I can find the other “armed infidel” sticker.

April 18, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Chris Jennings


I only rated “Expected” because I always expect superb care for my horse when you work with her! We think you are the best — great skill and entertaining too!

March 27, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Mary Kriske


Always a pleasure to see both of you. I am so thankful to have found a team who cares about my horses, and takes the time, especially with my sensitive Thoroughbred, to give them understanding and patience. My Thoroughbred actually stuck his head into the halter for Dr. Tucker, a move which really surprised me and gave me peace of mind, knowing there was no level of fear in him at all! Thank you again!

March 27, 2014 – PollDaddy response from Patricia Shaw


The survey wouldn’t let me leave a comment, so know that you guys are amazing and we are so lucky to have found you for our horses!!!

March 21, 2014 – Email from Christine and the crew at Blue Rider

2013

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October 2013 to March 2014

The PollDaddy form was “broken” from Oct ’13 to March ’14 and no comments could be written. 7 “Beyond Expectations” reviews were submitted without comment from Evelyn Bruno, Robin Puopolo, Kim Zito, Lisa Geovjian, DVM, Carolyn Tribble, Ellen North, and Jason McQueen. One of these wrote her comment in an email.


December 31, 2013
Hi Geoff: I just finished your brief survey, which doesn’t adequately represent my impressions of your first visit to float my mare’s teeth at 13 Carrots Farm. I chose all “expected” because I had heard great stuff about you, and as a veterinarian, “expected” is a high bar. You were on time, professional, friendly, and made floating teeth on my somewhat spicy mare seem like it was no big deal. Thanks! I’ll look forward to your next visit, and in the meantime, happy 2014.

Email from Lisa Geovjian, DVM


October 29, 2013
I just want to encourage anyone who hasn’t given The Equine Practice a try, to do so. My mare has a challenging mouth and since Doc T has worked on her, about the past 7 or 8 years, she is a new girl! A happy mouth makes a happy horse, and she loves him, she greets him at the stall door! I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for and when you expect great performance from your horse, your horse deserves the best care to reach your goals. Melissa is great too!!!

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


October 21, 2013
Outstanding results consistently delivered year after year, horse after horse, a must have supplier to the competitive show horses! Thank you for your years of service dedicated to the true health of the horse.

PollDaddy response from Peg Nara


October 16, 2013
Thank you for being fair and honest……

PollDaddy response from Kim


October 14, 2013
Wonderful and insightful as always! Keep up the good work and best of luck with the new educational venture!

PollDaddy response from Erica Belden


October 7, 2013
Thanks for taking such good care of Joseys teeth. She will enjoy her horse cookies so much better,now. Dr Carmen Colitz did her eye patch,Jan 16th,2013,so we were very late for our check up with you,but you do such a good job,she was still able to eat her food,even thou she was late, and she is doing great now. Thank you so much for your service, its always a pleasure watching you and Melissa with Josey, your amazing. Thanks again

PollDaddy response from Barbara and Ron Vassalotti


September 29, 2013
Working with you, watching your calm control, your peaceful horse connection, was, though simple, so powerful, that I reflect quietly on it from time to time, over the years, not to be better with horses, rather to be a better person.

You are one of those unique peaceful warriors that lives his philosophy of life. Some people leave a trail of selfish destruction, you leave a trail of selfless construction.

Thanks for all the help you don’t even know that you gave me. Richard Carr

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September 24, 2013
My horse was overall at ease during the procedure and Dr. Tucker educated my whole family during the process. I do believe Dr. Tucker does what is best for horses and shows a passion for what he does. I appreciate and have faith in his opinions especially as a first time horse owner.

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September 19, 2013
Hi, Just wanted to let you know that Dudley had his first ride last night since Sunday…he was great! Accepted contact equally both sides and didn’t get fussy at all which he had been doing at times. Thanks again and see you guys in the spring! Celeste O’Neill

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September 19, 2013
Doc T and Melissa, I was introduced to you and your services by a dear friend of mine and am thrilled. I have learned more from you in 3 floats than I have in 30+ years of having horses. I have enjoyed observing you work and ultimately my horse is the judge. His behavior during the float and his physical comfort and willingness post float speaks volumes. Your professionalism, knowledge, passion and compassion make your visits truly pleasurable!!

PollDaddy response from Shelly Montanaro


September 18, 2013
The Equine Practice has been working On my 26 year old baby for about 3 years. My horse is happy and at a perfect weight due to his dental care. I will continue to use them for all his dental needs!

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September 18, 2013
You guys are terrific! From beginning to end. Keeping track of when horses due, being incredibly accommodating with scheduling, showing up on time and taking care of the horses in a patient, stress-free manner!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

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September 13, 2013
I love Doc T and Melissa!!! They make me feel at ease as do my horses! It truly is Equine Dentistry without the drama. I highly recommend The Equine Practice for all your dentistry needs and general questions answered!!!

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September 12, 2013
Dr. T and Melissa are exemplary professionals. They treated our animals with the utmost respect and welcomed the opportunity to have our veterinarian present. They are the people who I want to work with our horses on a continuing basis, and I look forward to recommending them.

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September 11, 2013
Always a pleasure having you guys come – thank you!

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September 10, 2013
The procedure was without drama and pain for my well behaved horse. Dr. T made it seem as easy as picking hooves. Impressive!

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September 10, 2013
Doc T and Melissa are professional,friendly,efficient, prompt and have great sensitivity to my horses. My 18 y/o Arab Samee is kind of a wimp when it comes to having his teeth done. Doc T NEVER rushes him, is always giving him breaks to assimilate what is happening, and Samee looks for affection from Doc T afterwards and gets it! Thanks Doc T and Melissa!!!

PollDaddy response from Jenifer Robinson Shady Lane Farm Dunnellon, Florida


September 10, 2013
I have been using Dr Tucker and the Equine Practice as part of my professional team to take care of my horses for over 10 years. Having used others before, I can attest (and my horses can too) that the Equine Practice helps keep my horses happy and healthy. Begin that some of the communication to my dressage horses is in the bridle, keeping their teeth and mouths happy is part of the larger picture of keeping the body and mind happy. We all know that when a horse is uncomfortable somewhere, they will compensate somewhere else. I use Dr Tucker and Melissa to make sure I take that variable out of my training! Thanks guys. My horses thank you too.

PollDaddy response from Ruth Poulsen and Melissa MacLareen and Team Poulsen


September 9, 2013
As always it was a pleasure to spend time with Geoff and Melissa. Both my horses are doing so much better with the floating process and I know it is totally due to the way they treat the horses with kindness and compassion. The horses know this and respond to it. And Geoff has a special way of sweet talking my old, difficult QH into relaxing, allowing him to get the job done.

Aside from the wonderful care of the horses, Geoff has a gift of sharing information in a easily understood fashion sprinkled with humor. It makes “learning” fun! And makes you a better horse advocate. Thanks to you both. Your the best!

PollDaddy response from Stefanie Falzone


September 5, 2013
I appreciate the follow up, even on routine visits, as well as the willingness to dialogue with an AA on their horses. One only learns by asking questions and it is nice to have a veterinarian who is happy to answer the questions, no matter how mundane they may be.

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September 3, 2013
Completely satisfied as usual!!

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September 3, 2013
really enjoyed both the doctor and his assistant, warm, friendly and were more than happy to explain what they were doing and answer all questions from me. Found it to be very informative. thank you

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September 2, 2013
Hey Doc, Just an update,,, following your instructions per the video,,,I was all set to persuade Dakota to let me remove the bean,,,,seriously,,in the 6 yrs. I’ve owned him he has never dropped his sheath for me,,,today, just standing around, he did, and I quickly took advantage and POP, out came this lg. yellow lima bean shaped,,,’bean’! I think he was relieved,,,,and I was surprised! Thanks for the excellent video on how to properly remove it too! Appreciate it Tina

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September 2, 2013
Dr Tucker has been floating my various horses teeth for many years. He has always done a through and professional job. You should have no worries using Dr Tucker.

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August 15, 2013
Good morning. I just (read) the article written about you in the Palm Beach Post. I think you are a great man/horseman along with being a fantastic veterinarian. I myself have been among/on horses all of my life. I wish I had known you whilst I still had my horses here in US. I also,have been schooled in the ancient ,yes I mean ancient ,ways of co-existing with our great equine friends May all great horses have the benefit of your loving kind hands. All the best Zuleikhah

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August 13, 2013
So thrilled you could fit me in on your travels- particularly since I was SO last minute!! The horses loved you- no sedation or drama required! Many thanks!

PollDaddy response from Tonya


July 12, 2013
Impressed with horsemanship and ability to deal with my difficult horse. glad to have you, thank you!

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June 11, 2013
Also I want to congratulate you for the time of service in the equine industry, and having a person like you to make business is a pleasure because of your honesty and responsibility.. wishing you the best

Fernando Paez via Linkedin


June 9, 2013
Hi, I feel very fortunate to have you as part of my team of equine wellness and health care professionals! Am eternally indebted to your colleague James Belden for recommending you. Be well, we are many who need you! Sincerely, Theresa Davidson

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June 7, 2013
The Equine Practice, Inc. has been the only dentist we have used for our horse for the past 9 years. Dr. Geoff Tucker and Melissa are an exceptional professional team. We plan to continue to utilize the services of The Equine Practice Inc. in the foreseeable future. Marilyn Rassweiler, Cadre Vaillant Inc.

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June 6, 2013
The dentist came today and did Lulu, Phantom and Rubin. He was great!! I really liked his approach, and although he thought that Rubin was recently done, he did a little bit on his left side teeth. Informative, kind, and a quality horseman. Thank you so much for introducing him to me and Rubin liked him very much too!!

Email from Andrea (below) to the friend who referred her to us


June 6, 2013
great work, and thanks so much

PollDaddy response from Andrea


June 5, 2013
I would not use any other dentist for my Bootz….your team is excellent!

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


June 2, 2013
Hey, Dr. Geoff! Isabel again. Just wanted to share that I rode Galaxy later in the day Sun. He took his bit just like old times w/o mouthing or biting it. I think whatever “little” points you took off for him, were just what he needed to feel comfortable again. So on behalf of Galaxy, “Thank You very much!” 🙂 And just as an aside, the lady who had come back from her ride was almost ready to come meet you as you were leaving until she heard how much….how sad as she continued to share w/ me that it’s OK for her Vet to drug up her horse, and then watch him in his stall ’til it wears off, making sure there’s NO FOOD in his stall, at least ’til dinner time, so he’ll be able to eat, swallow, etc. w/o a problem. I told her I couldn’t do that… Then I got to thinking, Galaxy was able to go right back out w/ his field buddies, and continue to munch away on whatever grass he could get through his muzzle, immediately after you were done ! So how’s that for a better quality of life? I hope that one day there will be another like Melissa to come your way and share w/ her the work you both do so well now. Also glad to see your brain still working in high gear….w/ all your experience and information you’ve gathered, what a great legacy you’ll leave behind when you’re 90 and unable to travel so much (…tee hee…) And thank you for making us (my horses and me) feel first class in your time and work w/ us. You have a wonderful “stall” side manner and I can’t begin to tell you how very grateful I am that you consider coming to do Galaxy for me when it most likely isn’t that easy or convenient. You truly DO love what you do and it shines through! Thank you again and again and again (sorry for the boring redundancy…) Safe travels to you and Melissa and hope you have a good summer at home! Most sincerely, Isabel 🙂

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June 2, 2013
Dr. Geoff has been seeing my horses for probably ten years. I only have 1 left now; they belong to the geriatric group and 1 is no longer w/ us. I live in the NE and am so very grateful for Dr. Geoff’s willingness to travel up north to see my gelding 1x/year. I had my horse done 1 time in between, and vowed never to do that again after seeing him drugged and hardly able to walk back to his stall. Dr. Geoff, and now also Melissa, his very capable assistant, are well worth the money. And I really don’t think their cost is as exorbitant as some people want to believe. Don’t we spend tons of money for other things for our equine partners, and not always out of necessity. So why would we NOT want to spend a little extra for what I believe to be the best quality dental care to help extend the lives of our equines?

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


May 22, 2013
Dear Dr. Tucker,

Romeo recently got his spring shots from a new vet in NC. Since it was his first time meeting him he did a quick check over and looked at his teeth as well. He said they looked great and asked me when they last got done.. I think it’s at least a year now maybe a year and a half. He told me to stick with what I was doing and not change a thing. Thank you for the great work you have done on his teeth! We look forward to seeing you and Melissa in August!. Lenna & Romeo

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May 8, 2013
I have a different horse after seeing Dr. Tucker! Soft on the bit, flexing at the pole, happy horse! Thank you! You guys are great!

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


May 2, 2013
We have utilized your services for the past three years, and will continue for years to come. It is a great pleasure to observe your work on Jessy, as you demonstrate professionalism,kindness and respect when dealing with Jessy’s equine dental needs. No drama dentistry makes for little to no stress on the horse and owners, which is always a good thing!

As a side note, we always enjoy you sharing many of your real life experiences and adventures during your tenure as a veterinarian. A few should be made into a Hollywood movie!!!! In closing, we feel very fortunate that you provide equine dental service in our region. Carmine @ Debbie

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April 22, 2013
Thanks for everything!Including the advice on how to manage Ben’s hind gut issues!

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April 20, 2013
Hello Melissa, just want to pass on a “BIG THANK YOU” to Geoff for taking care of Monty. I just saw Monty today (was in New York) and he is acting so much happier. Back to his pushy self and begging for his carrots. He also looks like he has started to get some weight back. THANK YOU.

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April 20, 2013
Dr. Tucker’s appointments are always easy, enjoyable and most of all – drama free. My horse is so much happier to have his dental visits with Dr. Tucker and without sedation. Dr. Tucker treats the owner and the horse with dignity and respect, which makes for a solid client/professional relationship. I can’t thank you enough!! 🙂

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


April 19, 2013
Thank you as always!! Prism is very happy with his new teeth!

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


April 5, 2013
Love them!

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


March 23, 2013
Excellent communication on appointment date.

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March 21, 2013
So glad we found you! Please keep coming to Massachusetts!

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March 20, 2013
This is the second time you have been out to see my horses and again you did everything you could to make my horses comfortable with the experience. You answer all my questions so that I understand and make me feel part of the process. I look forward to you and Melissa coming back out in six months.

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


March 20, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful care you gave all the horses today at our barn. You both are expert equine dentists as well as caring, kind people… A combination that is hard to find these days. I am so happy you are now floating other horses there as well… Booker and Mary

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


March 20, 2013
Wonderful again! Happy that my horse like you and even seems to enjoy the whole process! Thanks 🙂

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


March 18, 2013
I enjoyed the horsemanship. You did not just shoved equipment in his mouth. You zero in on how my horse’s personality. He can be difficult. Not to many people could zero in. He can be challenging. Thank you

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


March 17, 2013
To describe your skills and demeanor as professional, competent, friendly and reliable doesn’t quite say it all. But then to say you are extraordinary, incredible with a grouchy old horse. a mini from hell, and unbelievable talented and out-goingly friendly, sounds a bit over the top. I guess what I am trying to say about you and Melissa, is that I greatly appreciate everything you do for my boys and no one else takes as great care with them as you do. Your horsemanship shows through every time you step into a stall. Your kindness to both the horse and owner is heartwarming. And your smiles and laughter are worth every minute working in a cold March barn in New England! Thank you for being you and sharing yourself with me and my boys.

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


March 17, 2013
I love your services. I also greatly appreciate how you update me as your schedule changes. Wish all service providers were like you!

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


Febuary 21, 2013
As always it is a pleasure to see you both. Thank you for being so accommodating.

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


Febuary 7, 2013
At 7:30pm Hero was nose down, munching away on his alfalfa hay. such a good boy… I can’t tell you how grateful i am to have found two people willing to travel the back roads of east Tennessee on a brisk February night just to help one horse. i am…i am so grateful i could burst.

Kirsten via e-mail


January 28, 2013
My mare, Stormy, has been seen by our vet several times and treated for 2 “colics” in the last 2 weeks. I kept saying it didn’t really seem like a colic, but she wasn’t eating or passing manure. She’s been very “touchy” around her mouth, which is unusual. She seems to want to eat, but just hasn’t been able to. I was in the barn to check on her tonight, and Dr. Tucker was in the barn seeing another horse. I asked him if he’d just look at my mare, if nothing else to just rule out a mouth problem. He found severe sharp points on her back teeth and moderate ulcers where she had been biting her cheeks. He stayed late (with 2 more calls left in the dark) and did a whole float job. He did NOT tranquilize or even twitch her. After a few minutes of Dr. Tucker working on Stormy, you could just see her relax. I offered her some grain, which she happily ate before Dr. Tucker even left the barn. I’m hoping she continues to improve and starts to eat her hay by morning. I’m going to bed a happier and relieved horse owner. Thank you, Dr. Tucker and Melissa
PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


January 10, 2013
Always love having you here. Thanks for all you do!

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


January 9, 2013
I posted on the Facebook page to thank both you and Doc T, but I am not sure if he manages it or you manage it…but I wanted to be sure that I thanked you, personally, as well for your time and patience with getting us into your guys’ schedule, and being so wonderful with the horses (and my daughter and I!)

My daughter said, “She was so nice! I told her all about Patchy!” She’s shy with men, but a social butterfly with women. lol

Just wanted to say Thank you, again! I really appreciate everything! =) ~Robyn

PS- Tell Doc that I am not a reader, but I read the book he gave me, cover to cover, in about 30 minutes while sitting outside with Lillie. I think it is fantastic, and I am going to be sure I keep myself “in check” if I notice I am slacking on one of the laws! =)
Robyn via e-mail


January 7, 2013
I was impressed with the skills of simply handling the horses and ponies I brought, including Molly the 3 legged pony. There was no need to use speculums or drugs and I appreciate the communication that was engaged in with my equines!

PollDaddy response from Kaye

2012

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December 12, 2012
Dr. Tucker was great – he took the time to explain what he was doing and how it affected the horse’s mouth. I learned so much. The next day my horse went better and softer on the bit. Thank you!

PollDaddy response from a client (unsigned)


September 14, 2012
Dear Dr. Tucker, I wanted to let you know how happy I am to have finally found a dentist that my horses and I are comfortable with. From the moment you and Melissa stepped out of the car, I could tell it was going to be a good experience. I particularly wanted to mention:

  • Corey can be very spooky and tense. At one point there was a blacksmith who would only shoe him if he was tranquilized. I appreciated that you didn’t rush him. You allowed Corey to get comfortable with you before you started any work. Once started, you took your time with him and gave him short breaks. He was a perfect gentleman with you, without any medication, all because of how you treated him.
  • My little Shetland can be naughty and impatient. I knew if I continued down the road of my vet floating him, I was going to create a larger behavioral problem. Melissa handled Bear perfectly. He behaved and tolerated the exam like an old pro. I think he actually liked her!
  • Personally, I appreciated that you shared your philosophy with me and also described in detail what you found with each of their exams. I felt like I was your only customer that day (which I know is far from the truth).

Since your visit, Corey is no longer spilling tiny amounts of grain (first time ever), and Bear is chewing like a normal horse.

In addition to being a veterinarian and dentist Dr. Tucker, you and Melissa are true “horsemen”, as was so eloquently displayed in the generous and respectful way my horses were treated.

Thank you so much, and I look forward to your visit in March.

Kim Carino via e-mail


August 13, 2012
Hi Geoff & Melissa –

Last week you visited us for the first time and floated my 3 horses and 2 of a friends. I wanted to let you know what an incredible difference I am seeing in my horses! The “stelding” GrisGris no longer drops any food and doesn’t turn his head sideways when he eats. He actually seems calmer and less aggravated at feeding time. I even catch him napping in his stall when he finishes eating! The 24 yo OTT mare, Do I Do, is eating all of her food and dropping much less. I mean, with 3 missing teeth I don’t expect her to be the neatest eater, but she is even cleaning up what she drops. At first she was eating much more slowly than usual, but as she adjusts to the change in her teeth she is now eating in about the same time as before, but without the mess and food loss!

The only one who seems about the same is the big boy, Steel. But he is a gentle giant and doesn’t fuss much anyway.

I checked my records, and it had only been 13 months since they were last floated, and 12 months before that. After each previous float they still were dropping feed.

Since Nicole had surgery she has not been able to check on her horses progress…someone else is taking care of them for now. But I feel certain they are doing as well as my guys are!

Thanks so much, and we will see you guys soon!

Ally Barnes via e-mail


July 23, 2012
As an advocate for my horses I want them stress free which makes them relaxed and happy. I also want zero oral issues which makes my communication fair in the bridle. Dr. Tucker brings his skills, life and professional experiences to my barn with his wickedly funny humor. Even my horse that does not like men likes Dr. Tucker evident by his head in Dr. Tuckers’ chest and Henry’s sleepy eyes. I recommend trying Dr. Tucker just once. Your horse will be so happy your horse will invite him back!!

Leslie Alexander via e-mail


July 9, 2012
Hi Geoff! You invited me to send in a testimonial and my preference was to do it via your email. I hope that is okay. I did not mention Melissa in my testimonial since you were the one in the hot seat…so to speak. I did however enjoy meeting Melissa and I believe on just the strength of my opinion of you, had Melissa been the one floating my horses teeth my testimonial would be similar.
My first impression of Geoff was “Someone that’s on time?” After the usual introductions he gave me this incredulous look that his patient was still in the pasture grazingjQuery11130503178372084468_1458491779000 Just moments later (luckily for me I think), we were headed into the stall and I began witnessing Geoff’s knowledge of horsemanship. Would he be able to read my sensitive yet bold five year old mare? Would he know when to assert and when to ignore? Yes, yes and yes!!
Between breaks in Geoff’s floating routine my horse lowered her head and was totally relaxed (no sedation required). At the end of the procedure she surprisingly was not eager to be on her way but decided to quietly hang out with us as we talked. The hallelujah’s exploded in my head as I put the pen to my check, thankful for Geoff’s skill and depth of horsemanship!!
I will look forward to another appointment in six months!! God bless your practice!

Marilyn Gruber via e-mail


June 29, 2012
I know that my horses are in good hands with you and Melissa. You have gone the extra mile for my old-timer, “Slivers”. I regret that I could not be there today for the scheduled appointment because I always enjoy the interesting conversation and never seem to fail to learn something from you. Remembering it is another story, however! lol Sincerely, Ginny P.S. Your stories are a must-read and I never miss them. Sometimes they are pretty gross but always interesting!

Ginny Burton via e-mail


May 28, 2012
Dear Dr. Tucker – thank you for taking care of my boys today. It was my first appointment and I didn’t know what to expect. I am a big skeptic of, well, everything. My daughter watched you work on our friend’s horses and insisted that you work on her horse, Dante. My husband read your “10 Irrefutable Laws of Horsemanship” and said “This man knows what he’s talking about.” My best friend, Laura, praised you to the sky. Still, I “googled” you to make sure you weren’t some hocus-pocus person who just called himself an “equine dentist” that morning. Finally, I made an appointment, not believing that dentistry without anesthetic and power tools was possible, nor sanitary, nor effective. I was wrong. My horses hung their heads and totally relaxed while you worked on them. You even gave me wonderful news about my lifetime cribber – his teeth weren’t the disaster that I had been led to believe and I didn’t have to make him miserable with a cribbing muzzle or insane by not allowing him to graze or eat hay. My beliefs changed 180 degrees. You are a legitimate practitioner and know what you are doing. Horses like you. I’ve seen it with my own eyes!!

Victoria Alterman via facebook


May 26, 2012
I am so glad I found you and Melissa!! I will never have Florians teeth floated any other way again. I was so worried how he would react without tranqs. The level of horsemanship was so refreshing, my horse seemed so relaxed and actually seemed to enjoy it. No drugs, No hanging from the rafters! Love it!! Thanks again….all the best! Jessica in NY

Jessica Ruggieri Santomauro via facebook


May 22, 2012
Dr. Tucker and Melissa worked on my boy Skye’s teeth in March, 2012. Skye can be an anxious Thoroughbred and has never taken to having his teeth floated. He has always responded best to persons who communicate with him and approach him gently. Sadly, his teeth had not been floated in 2 years, and I began to notice his labored chewing of hay. The last “tooth fairy” as I have always called our equine dentists had said he would not work on him again without sedating him. Dr. Tucker came to our barn north of Boston to work on another long time equine client, and I was impressed by his manner and expertise. He approached Skye with the absolute skill and manner of a long time, loving friend of this horse. No sedation was needed. Skye immediately accepted his help and let him examine into the depths of his mouth where ulcers were discovered on the inside of his check because of sharp edges. Skye let him do his work, even turning his head in such a manner as to help him file those edges. When the job was done Skye gave to Dr. Tucker with his body language all the affection he could show in gratitude…everything from relaxation shaking to horse hugs. Skye now eats hay with ease. We all look forward now to Dr. Tucker’s next visit so we can watch his miracle techniques. Hope this is readable. It’s my first Facebook entry.

Diane Downing via facebook


May 14, 2012
Thanks for coming out Saturday. You both do amazing work! We appreciate how you take the extra time to explain everything as you go. Tommy Lee is never as relaxed as he gets after Melissa does his teeth. 🙂

Chris Konicki via facebook


May 7, 2012
Congrats, Melissa, on your success as master floater:)

Inger Peterson via facebook commenting on Melissa reaching 4000 floats


May 6, 2012
Melissa … 4,000th float !?! Wow – Congratualtions. I cannot imagine.

Judy Hamill via facebook commenting on Melissa reaching 4000 floats


May 6, 2012
Way to go Melissa! Congratulations!

Judy Hill via facebook commenting on Melissa reaching 4000 floats


May 6, 2012
Thanks for floating the boys today! Sorry Picasso was a little naughty. Another great job by you and Melissa. With Tobias up and coming FEI, I sure am relieved that he gets the best dental care availiable! And Bobby is surely happy you make his old age just a little easier and pain free! Cheers and Happy Easter….eat those chocolate bunnies!

Kimberly Derick Davidson via facebook


April 3, 2012
He is doing great! I must admit I had my doubts as if this supplement (SUCCEED®) would really work as advertised. After using it for two months, I’m very impressed, he is like a different horse no more Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde routines. His demeanor is calm and is not easily spooked. Overall he handles and rides much easier. His coat looks great and he appears to have more positive energy. Thanks for recommending this supplement (SUCCEED®) for Jessy!

Carmine Berardino via e-mail


March 27, 2012
Dr. Tucker and Melissa recently floated our horses’ teeth for the first time. The horses expressed their gratitude after the procedures with body shakes and smiles! We noticed an immediate difference in our 30 year-old gelding’s ability to eat carrots and bananas without struggling to chew or swallow the pieces of his favorite snacks. Our 21 year-old gelding had shied away from any touch near his face for months despite having his teeth floated by another practitioner. We thought he might be losing his vision. As soon as Geoff and Melissa were finished with his mouth, his fear of his mouth area being touched vanished, he took his bit without objection. We had no idea his teeth might have caused the discomfort he had manifested. Needless to say, we were most impressed with the gentle, comprehensive, talented, experienced, and intuitive services offered by Dr. Tucker and Melissa. We highly recommend them without reservation.

Nancy & Bronson Trevor via e-mail


March 13, 2012
thank you for all you do for our horses.. See you in April :}

Meghan Licata via facebook


March 13, 2012
Doc T just left after working on Smokey. He does such a great job…the best part is he explains what he’s doing a why in such a way even a dolt like me can understand. If only my Doctor’s were as good. He found some pretty rough edges in Smokey’s mouth and a wolf tooth that was poking him in the side of his mouth (who knew horses had ‘wolf’ teeth?). No wonder ol’ Smoke had a tough time eating. It was great to see Kathy again and to meet her Dad. Enjoy the remainder of your family weekend. Thanks again Doc T!

Steve Stapp via facebook


February 26, 2012
I can’t express how impressed I was with both Dr. T and Melissa. Two of my four horses had never been floated without sedation, and the experience has always been quite stressful for the horses and for me. My 23year-old Arab mare, Exi, is a drama queen and my 8-year-old untrained Thoroughbred/Cracker gelding, Shadow, is spoiled and often ill-mannered when he doesn’t get his way. Melissa worked on Exi while Dr. T worked on Shadow. Both horses responded with such calm cooperation, and stood so quietly when Dr. T and Melissa stopped momentarily to adjust their instruments. I’ve never seen anyone handle horses so effectively or quickly, and truly without drama – even for Exi! After watching Dr. T and Melissa, any other floating experience seems like abuse. I recommend Dr. T and Melissa without reservation!

Kris Clancy via e-mail


February 5, 2012

Equine Dentistry Without Drama, The Equine Practice Inc, Geoff Tucker DVM

Another happy Doc T customer, Jackson the miniature donkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Jolliff Pelham via Facebook


January 2, 2012
Dr. Tucker was recommended to me by a barn owner that we were newly boarding with. I was skeptical to say the least when she explained how there were no drugs involved in the treatment…This particular horse is very “opinionated” and not shy about sharing her opinions. Just didn’t see how someone was going to stick hands and tools in her mouth and come out intact. Also have another horse that needed to be seen that is very head-shy having been abused as a baby…. our pony also needed to be seen, although we had been previously told that she was old enough to “not need anything done”. Well. I’m a believer. After a few minutes of Dr. T in the stall with both horses they allowed him to fully examine and treat them. Even to the point of lowering their heads and being affectionate with him….amazing. The pony had several loose teeth, and a painful molar that had to be removed…Melissa took care of her, and although it was obvious that the pony was in pain from her teeth, she did settle down and allow the tooth to be pulled, and others to be dealt with. Within 3 days she was eating like a horse again. I can’t thank the “practice” enough. Not only weren’t the horses traumatized neither was I. SD Sharon Deligdish via e-mail

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December 14, 2011
I just wanted to pop in and say THANK YOU for being my horse’s dentist. When I was at the barn the other day my trainer had her dentist out who sedated the horses to the point where they couldn’t hold their heads up, so she propped them on a stand and proceeded to use power tools to do a simple floating. It really gave a whole new meaning to your slogan “Equine Dentistry without the Drama” and made me so grateful that I don’t have to subject my horse to that 1-2 times per year. So again: THANK YOU!

Leslie Briggle on Facebook


November 13, 2011
Great work Glad I found Doc Tucker and Melissa Buday. Teeth are great. Weight is great. Am very pleased.

Jenny Jamrog on Facebook


November 9, 2011
Hello Geoff. Thank you for doing such a great job of my LadyGrace. You are an amazing Equine Dentist and she clearly trusts you as does my other horse, Wisdom. I am so grateful that YOU ARE MY EQUINE DENTIST. On top of that, you’re so easy to talk to, you explain everything you are doing, and you have a great sense of humor! LadyGrace & Wisdom say THANK YOU!

Karin Janin posted on Facebook


November 8, 2011
Thank you Dr. Tucker and Melissa, You’re the Best..!! You always go above and beyond the call of duty and I’m happy that my horse has you. I’m thrilled for my horse..!! Thank you..!!

Gail Herrell posted on Facebook


October 26, 2011
Rode Parato a short while ago. He was like “butter” to the left and much improved to the right. Please share this with Melissa and thanks for your excellent services.

Leslie Andriola by e-mail


October 18, 2011
Thanks Dr T!!!! From your new friend BJ

Bj Anderson posted on Facebook


October 3, 2011
Thanks Dr. Tucker and Melissa my girls have never been more relaxed and happy while having their teeth done. In all the years, of owning horses and having their teeth floated I’ve never seen such a positive experience for all. You are gifted!

Anne Coffin Finsterbusch posted on Facebook


September 26, 2011
My horses and I thank you so much for your humane care and attention! The service is exempleary and my horses have improved in health and attitude with each visit. We really appreciate the time and effort that you put into creating the least stressful and most beneficial experience possible. Thanks again!

Sarah Becker – B&B Show Stables – Church Road, Presto B, Kahlua, Elysee 42, Kollette, Grace Note, Chimichurri Z, St. Michel, Iggy – Colts Neck, NJ


September 25, 2011
So nice to have sanity return to horse floating! In less than an hour my horse, Sweet Tea, was finished and totally relaxed. I did not have to load my horse, trailer her to a community float, have my horse drugged and her head hoisted up, wait for her to come around enough so that she could be trailered back home, then unload and clean the trailer. Dentistry without Drama for BOTH horse and owner!!

Debra W Taylor posted on Facebook


September 25, 2011
I love how Dr Tucker and Melissa use horsemanship and savvy to earn the horses trust and respect instead of using tranquilizer. I’m relaxed when they arrive and even more so after the jobs done w/o the use of ropes pulling up their heads in an umcomfortable stance and the like. They are a tremendous team and I can’t recommend them enough. Dentistry w/o Drama is what its all about for my horses. Signed, Deborah Behary.

Deborah Behary posted on Facebook


September 25, 2011
Congratulations to Melissa for 2 yrs. of hardwork and comittment to our equines! Max could not have had a better individual to do his first float. 🙂 Thank you Melissa!

Maurette Hanson posted on Facebook


September 20, 2011
Hi there thanks so much for doing such a great job with Winnie. I have never seen anything like it!

Brenda Bliss posted on Facebook


September 20, 2011
Regarding today’s visit: this was the fourth time that Dr. Tucker and Melissa Buday worked with my horse. She is seven years old and very sensitive. Before today, she needed sedation every time in order to have the work done, even though they were kind and quiet with her. Every visit they have made to my horse has been less stressful than the previous one but today’s visit was a breakthrough for her. She did not need sedation in order to have her dental work done. She lowered her head and worked her mouth in a relaxed manner during breaks in the treatment. I could tell that she felt good about it. After treatment she was friendly toward Dr. Tucker, standing with her head near him in her stall and looking content. I could tell that she recognized that he had helped her feel better. I am so grateful to have my horse’s dental care done in a manner that is effective but also accepted calmly by the horse.

Deborah Ide via E-mail


August 31, 2011
Hi Dr. T; I just wanted to let you know that I was able to ride Cabo the day before yesterday. This was the first time since you had been here and I have to tell you, he was a perfect gentleman! I had no idea how in need he was of having his teeth floated. I just wanted to say thanks again!

Rae Wolf via e-mail


August 23, 2011
Thank you Dr. Tucker for taking such good care of Cabo today. I think you are awesome! Also, thank you for giving me a new perspective on communicating and letting me pick your brain. It was a pleasure to meet you and your assistant. 🙂

Maurae Wolf posted on Facebook


August 12, 2011
When I first met Dr. Tucker, I had just moved my horse to a new barn who used him as their dentist. My previous dentist had floated my horse Star’s teeth about 3 months earlier and charged me almost $250. Dr. Tucker went ahead and checked Star’s teeth anyways just in case. We came to find that the previous dentist I had been using wasn’t floating Star’s teeth all the way in the back, and those teeth were very sharp, causing him very painful ulcers. After Dr. Tucker finished with him, he was a completely different horse. We have now been clients of his for several years and not only is Star a much happier horse, but he has learned that visits from the dentist don’t have to be a bad experience! He has learned to trust Dr. Tucker because he knows he has only the best of intentions and he always ends up feeling much better =)

Leslie Ann Briggle posted on Facebook


August 11, 2011
Thanks Dr. Tucker and Melissa for taking care of our horses today! So glad that we had you look at the new horse, Picasso, as we did not realize how sharp and ulcerated he was! All three are happily grazing now thanks to you guys….can’t wait to ride in the AM!

Kimberly Derick Davidson posted on Facebook


August 4, 2011
My horse is the happiest horse on earth since geoff came to my barn to see him,, he can chew without pain right away ,, he was so relaxed it was fantastic to watch Doc Tucker working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I thank you and so does Battle my precious paint … and i am extremely critical bout my baby,, i am so pleased i can’t convey the relief , now i don’t have to worry that he will have anymore problems with consuming hay and grainYAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Stephanie Yaker posted on Facebook


August 3, 2011
Jazz said I needed to thank you. 3 years ago he hated to see you arrive, now he seems sad to see you leave. You’ve been instrumental in making his dressage career more a reality; good preventive dentistry has allowed his hyper-sensitive

Laurie Robinson posted on Facebook


July 29, 2011
Thank you so much for your visit yesterday on such short notice. I am quite sure you helped our client’s new horse a great deal, and I will keep you updated on his progress! Our client loved you and will be sure to contact you again once she gets to Aiken. You’re the BEST! – Sandi Johnson posted August 3, 2011I just want to thank you for your great website and instructional videos! Even with degrees in Animal Science, one is always faced with a new situation and it is great to have your website to turn to as a resource. ~Patti, Naturally Unbridled

Patti Smith Barstch posted on Facebook


July 18, 2011
HI! Just wanted to drop a line and say that I rode Andrew today for the first time since you worked on him and the difference is AMAZING. He’s so soft and THERE! AWESOME! Thank you!

Deborah Darnell Rast posted on Facebook


July 16, 2011
Many thanks from Hecho and me to Melissa and Geoff for a wonderful job on his teeth – being so patient with Mr. Sensitive made a huge difference and he went wonderful in the bridle today.

Angelika Gruber posted on Facebook


July 13, 2011
I enjoyed meeting you and Melissa through Jenna Wyatt today. My Shelby obviously felt very comfortable with you and seemed to feel better when you were finished. Thank You

Foncie Bullard – posted on Facebook


July 18, 2011
“Doc Tucker – I just realized that you are the awesome dentist whose videos I link to in my equine health community college class. They along with videos showing power floats create a lot of great discussion. Love your videos and your work! Small world :)”

Summit Equine Nutrition – posted on Facebook


May 13, 2011
I just fixed Romios teeth and has made huge difference on his bite, definitely more cooperative. This is from Romios tooth vet.

Angie Koltis – Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


April 8, 2011
Just wanted to give the thumbs up on Dr Tucker. He came out to float my horses teeth today. In the past my horses have always been tranquilized (thought that was the norm.) until today. He handled my horses with kindness, gentleness and without harshness. I was amazed how my horses did so well. What a relief. I would highly recommend Dr Tucker to anyone for hassle-free & worry-free experience. What a nice guy… 🙂

Colleen Newell


March 30, 2011
Geoff, Your recent e-letter is a well written piece on the missing horsemanship in the practice equation for not only vets, but all horse related professions. Our instant- fix and low risk tolerance centered society is putting horsemanship out to pasture in favor of speed and convenience. Tranq first and ask questions later attitudes make me angry.

Doug Emerson www.ProfitableHorseman.com


March 28, 2011
Thank you Doctor Tucker and Melissa! You have no idea how my relationship has changed with my new horse as a result of your visit. Not only did you fix Skip’s teeth, but you gave me invaluable advise on how to handle the daily “fight” over putting the bit in his mouth! He is like a different horse and I am so much more confident. I still can not believe the difference one visit made. thank you both again.

Maggie Stewart


March 28, 2011
Just watched the dentistry videos. My goodness! The Australian schools of dentistry could learn from you. I had an Andalusian stallion severely disabled to the point of near death because his occlusive surface was filed totally smooth by bad dentistry. Thank you Geoff for giving a little hope that change may come. PS – I haven’t had a dentist do my horses since 6 years ago – rather they have sore cheeks than die!

Ali – from Australia


March 27, 2011
Geoff, Thank you for writing your articles! You really understand what is happening but I’m afraid the tide is so strong against this thinking in so many levels. I have just thrown my hands up in anger and frustration. I know first hand what you mean with the Vets because I was a hospital vet tech for a short time before I had to quit. I would be very concerned leaving my horse in a clinic after what I have lived. The “bad” out weighs the good. I can’t believe what I saw and had to do. Isn’t being a Vet a love of science 1st?! There are a handful of caring vets out there, it’s just hard to know which ones they are and at times their hands are tied too. Thanks again, I don’t feel so alone in this thinking. Horsemanship is dying and maybe if a few people start piping up maybe there is a slight chance for change.

Norah Donbrowski


March 18, 2011
Hi Dr. Tucker, Thanks so much for the info on Succeed. I will probably have to wait just because of the cost of the supplement right now. But I will keep it in mind. I read most of your book on Friday and told myself to be confident and be the leader! I worked with Kris on Saturday after you came with the trailer and made progress. One of the girls at the barn who trains some of the young horses helped me on Sunday too. Kris is now perfectly happy in the trailer and goes on right away and comes off calmly. Yea!!! This is the first time I am looking forward to going to a show. Thanks,

Victoria Vermilye and Kris


March 15, 2011
Geoff and Melissa came to the boarding facility to do my horse and a few others for the first time yesterday. I cannot begin to tell you the difference in having my horses’ teeth floated by him, versus the typical drug-em up, put the metal clamps on my mares’ mouth and power float her-cutting her mouth and tongue at the same time routine! In fact, that is why I found Geoff in the first place. I was so upset by the stress my horse went through when this archaic method with modern power tools was used on my horse that I began to research equine dentistry and that’s when i thankfully found geoff on you tube. Geoff and Melissa floated all the horses to be done expertly and with no stress or drama to the horses at all. It was such an excellent method of taking care of the horses teeth to observe in process, that many of the boarders who weren’t going to have their horses teeth done, and were watching from the sidelines, decided that they too would really like to have their horses teeth taken care of because of the distinct lack of stress on the horse. Geoff and Melissa, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Susan Savage


March 9, 2011
Hi Dr. Tucker and Melissa, Great meeting you yesterday and thanks for all your help with Honey. She is cleaning up her feed well today!! Love your website and ordering your book. Hope I see you on tv someday soon. All the best,

Dr. Becky and the gang at Animal Care Palm Beach County


February 23, 2011
Wendy Mahon Heller posted on The Equine Practice, Inc’s Wall. Wendy wrote: “Many thanks to Dr. Tucker and Melissa for their recent visit to my area here in North Florida. I am so impressed with your skills, and your commitment to providing such exceptional care! Each time you visit I learn something new and interesting. Your talent and dedication mean so much to so many of us! Thanks again!! :-)”


February 23, 2011
Dear Dr. Tucker: We are writing to thank you for the books. Please don’t worry about anyone else’s reviews… i will gladly write the strongest possible review for your web site if you wish. we are putting together an introduction to horsemanship in which your book will be the primary text, and i hope and pray that everyone will listen to your words so carefully that no accident ever occurs in our program. please never lose heart about any negative reviews.

Dr. Kari Ann Owen, Ph.D., Program Director and head instructor, Wildhorse! Therapeutic Riding Program


February 10, 2011
I wanted to thank you and Melissa again for doing Windy’s teeth today!! I’ll be sure to get them done on time now! … You two were great!!! Your book was Awesomel! All horse people should definently read it, it’s so very true, learned alot of new things, highlighted a few things too. I can definently understand that conection having been with horses for 13 years. It’s an amazing thing! ~Thank you

Chelcie Cox


January 9, 2011:
Geoffrey, Both horses were great after treatment. Thanks

Arlene D. White, PT. M. Anim. St. (physiotherapy)

2010

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December 19, 2010:
Hi Dr Tucker – Just wanted to drop you a note on Federer. Definitely an improvement after you did his teeth! Thanks!

Helen Markoglu


October 25, 2010:
I just wanted you to know I was very pleased with your and Melissa’s work. You both were very thorough and you both do great in front of a spectators. Thank you.

Stacy Marchetti


October 15, 2010:
I met for the first time yesterday Dr. Tucker and Melissa and were very impressed by their extensive knowledge about equine dentistry and their calm demeanor. They made my horse feel comfortable and relaxed and I was as well knowing my horse was in capable hands. I did learn so much about my horse’s teeth and exactly what he needed to have done to feel comfortable. It was a good experience and I highly recommend Dr. Tucker and Melissa to anybody who truly cares about their horse. It was well worth it and a great learning experience for me as well.

Allison McCauley


October 7, 2010:
I just want to say thank you Dr Tucker -so much for caring for us owners and our beloved animals – I think you are so kind and clearly you care about our safety and the total well being of our horses – you are so appreciated and you go to great lengths to give us your well learned expertise – you’re great!!!

Sheila and Tom Pechac, Lord Jim, and Robin


October 4, 2010:
Hi Geoff, Bob Scott, DVM (equine chiropractor) complimented Toby’s teeth and asked who had floated them. He said they were very well done, so I want to pass that nice feedback along to you.

J Teresa Friedlander


September 24, 2010:
Hey Guys! Thank you for helping Tobias out once again. He was absolutely fantastic today and I had even connection in both reins! He did not once attempt to drop the left rein. You are miracle workers! Also, Victoria came into the indoor arena and announced that she was able to bridle Chris without sugar for the first time. He was really good, and she said he was much more willing to flex! Thanks again.

Kim Davidson


August 3, 2010:
Thank you Thank you Thank you and I love you, Dr. Geoff & Melissa!!! You two were AMAZING with my TB mare, Anna and rescue Paso Fino mare Quimera! Thank for coming over after you finished at the barn next door. I heard wonderful things about you both and had high hopes that you were at least half as amazing as they said you were. You were more!!!! Quimera was my concern as I am learning from her that she has some ‘baggage’ from her past. Dr G – you were wonderful with her and “listened” and respected her. It was amazing to watch the conversation between you both. You were hoping for a good body shake afterwards and you got TWO!! Melissa, you were equally amazing with Anna! She actually seemed to enjoy the whole process! They are looking forward seeing you both again and send their regards! Love you guys!

Pam Vail, Plantation Acres, FL


June 1, 2010:
Dr Geoff and Melissa just left my place and my horses and I couldn’t be any happier. I do not care for the old fashioned way of floating with huge devices and tying my poor horses head up high. I appreciated the way these guys use horsemanship to deal with my animals versus tranquilizer. I LOVE that they get the job done brilliantly while making it look almost easy. I love that they carefully do it all by hand without electric contraptions. Dentistry w/o Drama is a very fitting title for their business and way of practicing. If you try them you will never go back to the old fashioned stuff. Dr Geoff showed patience and perseverance with my TB who can be trying and Melissa was fabulous with my mare who happens to be a mule. We’re all smiles and admiration for Dentistry w/o Drama.

Deborah Behary


May 17, 2010:
Sorry it has taken me a few days to get back to you, but gosh you were so right! After Altair had that hook taken off his left side, he is so much softer and not nearly so resistant on the left reign. I am now able to get him to travel much straighter in his body. It is quite surprising when you think of how one tooth can effect a horses movement so much and ultimately could have been a cause of lameness if left untreated. Thank you once again,

J.Thornton, Palm Beach Gardens


May 12, 2010:
Geoff is a breath of fresh air! Since I had watched his videos I knew what to expect and it was the same with my horses. Even when my big one said “no” a few times Geoff handled it so well. Melissa looks to be just as good! I am jumping up and down with joy that my horses were not drugged or mis-handled. I feel better about future floatings and will even schedule then every 6 months now (I hated having them drugged 2 times a year). Geoff is a humble person which puts him high on my list and nice too, he kindly listened to my ramblings and engaged in conversation with no ego 🙂 Here’s to many more years of appropriate equine dental care! Thank you so much. Sincerely,

Jill Torres


April 21, 2010:
Can’t believe the difference. Fantastic. Thank you. Can see the difference in Chattys tongue movement. She is much happier–me too. She did not drop one piece of her grain and she is eating her hay better–not as slowly. She is also gaining weight in just the sort time since her float.

Sandy Jamrog


April 15, 2010:
I have been a client of Dr. Tucker’s for 8 years. His vast experience, horsemanship skills and excellent judgment set him apart and make it easy for me to trust that I am putting my horse in the best hands. -USDF Silver Medal team

Lila Chase and Nanu


March 23, 2010:
I cannot stress how happy I am that Geoff and Melissa worked on my horses, especially my 32 year old QH who has a “dentist phobia.” Both Melissa and Geoff were so professional, yet extremely kind to my old man. Even though my horse was difficult, they both stayed calm and focused and got the job done. And for the first time in a long time my horse was happy and not drugged out of his mind, when the procedure was finished. Hats off to you Geoff and Melissa. You are the best!

Stefanie Falzone

2009

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December 4, 2009:
Geoff, Thanks for coming today. I had an great ride on my gray horse Fruhlich today. The trainer even commented that the left half-pass was better than the right, which is amazing since it is usually the other way around. See you in the spring.

Jennifer Benoit


November 24, 2009:
Hi Geoff- My daughter has noticed a tremendous improvement in Tony since you did his teeth. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jenny Champlin


November 22, 2009:
Hi Geoff. Metron definitely showed signs of being more relaxed to the left ….Thanks so much.

Tanya Staats


November 21, 2009:
Thank you very much! Also just so you know Melissa is great….we are just spoiled by all thes showed “relief” when they had their evening feed that day…particularly Lee, whose teeth were so sharp! You also handled them with no “drama” and they, being Thoroughbreds, can sometimes be such drama queens. Finally, I want to thank you for being so professional and on time for our 8:00 appointment, which is very hard to find in the horse world! Thanks again and have a great day!

Wanda Bibens


April 14, 2009:
Thanks so much. Carly said Frenchy’s mouth was much better when she rode! I’m not surprised. Take care and see you in the Fall. –

Lila Chase


April 7, 2009:
Dear Dr. Tucker, Thank you so much for the great job you did on Radiance’s teeth today…she thanks you too. Definitely “Dentistry without Drama”(DWD :-), as the horses are the indicators……….they approved ,especially Radiance. She certainly showed her approval by all the licking and chewing she did while you were working on her and lowering her head behind you,(I think I saw her rubbing on your leg too….good sign). She was a happy camper. She had no problem eating,(slightly hesitant at first like testing out new waters….),but she was into her new “bite” within seconds. Seriously, I felt that her jaw looked much more relaxed while eating her dinner. We will see you in 6 months……………….. Thanks again for a fabulous “DWD” job !

Gail McOwen


March 16, 2009:
Hey Geoff, This is the first time I have checked my computer since last week. Thank you so much for going the extra mile and returning to Lee’s the next morning to accommodate Cody (and us). I really appreciate your gracious spirit and flexibility. I am glad it went well with Cody and that he behaved!! Have a great week and we look forward to your next visit. Take care. Blessings,

Shannon Sheppard


March 16, 2009:
Dr. Tucker, You recently floated my horse Watch Me’s teeth in Wellington. I just returned from a visit with him and it is the first time in along time that he is not holding his head crooked in the bridle. I just want to say, Thank You! I have him home now and would like to have him checked again in 3 months. All the horses will be coming back in a few weeks and I think all are interested in using you if possible. Could you please let us know if you will be in Alabama and how many horses you need to make a trip if at all possible. Again, thank you so much.

Wanda Toms


March 10. 2009:
Hey, Dr. Geoff! Just read your -email letter…..(I’m not checking my mail often…) Got a real kick out of it-and loved reading it. Glad to hear your wife had a great dental experience and that you were there to help her experience it. I believe 100%++ in your work and your approach, and I’m hopeful that many more will see your point and come around to your way of practicing equine dentistry. I’m looking forward to seeing you in the spring sometime. I’m in Goshen, at Surreywood Farms, but have a little sad news to share….. this year you will only have Galaxy and Frankie (my friend Ginger’s horse) to do. I had to make that very difficult decision to put Misty down 2 days after Christmas….I still get very teary eyed (....)and miss her dearly. Her age finally won over her zest for life, and she spent most of her days napping in the field, not wanting to return to the barn at night. But we humans took over and decided that predators and removal inconveniences were not to be part of her ”celestial discharge” from earth…..So, when it is convenient for you to be in our area, and the time is right to see Galaxy and Frankie, let me know. I will try to make an effort to check my e-mails at least 1x/week from now on so that I will not miss your reply. Looking forward to seeing you again. And “Thanking” your wife for sharing you with so many grateful customers up north and elsewhere in the USA. Best wishes for a “Happy Easter” too, if I do not ‘speak’ with you before then! Most sincerely,

Isabel A. Blanco


March 6, 2009:
Hey Dr. Tucker, Just wanted to let you know since you floated Tobias in December he has done fabulous! In November of 08, I showed him for Judge Bill Solentjes and he got a 48% at 2nd 4, this was prior to you working on him. On February 14-15th, I showed him again for the very same judge and he got 61.6% at 2nd 3, a 63.5% at 2nd 4, and a 66.4% at 2nd 4! We now have one score towards regionals and our first Dover Medal thanks to your good work! Scott and Katrina have also seen great benefits, especially in George. We’d love to have you come back to Willow Creek Farms in the summer again if possible. Cheers!

Kim Davidson


February 24, 2009:
Just wanted to thank you again- thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂 If it were not for Gary recommending I get his teeth checked, our conversation about bolting and you recommending Dr. Patterson, I don’t know where Zephyr and I would be! I meant to contact you sooner but I’ve been holding my breath making sure this really is working. So far Zephyr is doing GREAT!! I am really amazed at his mental progress. He is a different horse, one I can now take places with confidence! So thank you for everything, and let me know when you will be in Nashville to do River Circle’s horses and I’ll let you know how many I have.

Julie Layzer


February 7, 2009:
Dr Tucker: Because of your geniuses (sp?), my Michaleen now has PERFECT Manure. I put him on hay pretty much 24/7. He is now on T & A and Tifton 85 and he is perfect. THANKS FOR YOUR help.

Julie Tannehill


January 31, 2009:
Thanks Geoff! Frank was much better in the bridle today. Stay warm

Judy Kingsford

2008

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December 10, 2008:
Dear Dr. Tucker, Thank you so much for taking care of Oliver today. I truly enjoyed watching you work with all the horses. Most comforting was that Oliver was not stressed as he has been in the past. I have told several folks about how you work and given them your web address. I hope they are lucky enough to get to see you in action. Once again, thank you for sharing your knowledge and gentle kindness. Sincerely,

Heather Anders


December 10, 2008:
Thanks for all the advice & care you’ve given Little Bear!

Heidi Hamalainen-Stewart


December 9, 2008:
Thanks Dr. Tucker! We enjoyed your visit and appreciated all your help and good dentistry. Have a great Christmas and a blessed year for you and your family. You are a very special practitioner! Cheers!

Kim Davidson


September 22, 2008:
What a great way to start the day/week off with a visit from our personable,friendly and knowledgeable veterinarian. We always look forward to your visits and teaching/ learning experiences.Your promptness and thoroughness is definitely appreciated. Looking forward to your next visit.

Carole and Pat DeRizzo


August 30, 2008:
Thank you! Kristal just called to tell me she rode Pharley and he’s like a different horse! I guess more went on since June 27 last year than I’d thought!!

Patty Santoro


June 15, 2008:
Hey Dr. Tucker, Devon from Two Trees here – Roxy was FABULOUS today. Possibly the best she’s ever gone since I got her, so needless to say I’m psyched. Whatever you did to her teeth – she’s like a whole new horse. Just wanted to let you know I’m thrilled. Now I could say it’s because of the fancy new $150 bit I got her, but what’s the fun in telling a bit “job well done”? 😉 Cheers!

Devon Barnes


May 28, 2008:
Thanks Doc! Callie is a new horse. Huge difference (remember she had the REALLY bad teeth) Also… Lenna is my observer. Changed my horses to Oats. Both are living in paddock- not being worked till my barn is done and they look like completely different horses. thanks for the “free” advice. This was the best horse nutrition information ever. All hay belly is gone! I miss that we do not have endurance riders here.

Lisa Answorth and Lenna Wigg


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2006

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August 3, 2006:
Great, we’ll start here at 8:15. I want to make sure that our group stays in your good graces, so we’ll all have our monies ready. We all compliment you here and we are so happy with your work, and how natural and comfortable each horse is while you work with them, but also the results speak for themselves. Dr Biehl had recommended you long ago. I’m so glad that she did. See you Saturday morning and FYI, there’s a Dunkin Doughnuts right off of the Eau Gallie Blvd exit if you need a cup of morning coffee. Thanks,

Jolynn Donhoff


June 29, 2006:
Hi Dr. Tucker, I promised to let you know if my horse (Tobee) started to eat better after you floated his teeth. He is eating much better. I’m also giving him B-12 every 10 days but I believe his pain tolerance is low just like you said. Thank you for you excellent service.

Lena Smigel


June 20, 2006:
Hello Dr. Geoff! I’m new to cyberspace and e-mail. I hope this message reaches you safely. I just wanted to send our many thanks again for your visit to Goshen, NY on May 30, when you saw our horses…..Galaxy, Quincy and Misty. They are all doing well w/ no problems. We do hope that your wife will allow you to come back again next year to see them. I hope Misty, at 32, did not give you too hard a time. I hope your drive back to Florida was uneventful. Summer has finally arrived and is here to stay in NY. We wish you a great summer, safe traveling and look forward to your return next year! Sincerely,

Isabel Blanco, Ginger and Heather


January 25, 2006:
Hi Geoff, The report on the two horses is good. Nancy said that Daydream felt more even in the bridle, usually he loads up the left rein. And Rozenstein has almost completely stopped pulling the bit into his teeth. He is taking the bridle much better and over is much more relaxed. Thank you so much. Rozenstein thanks you as well. I am sure that you saved my season. Take Care,

Amy Howard