Housing is available at $500.00 to $700.00 US at local bed and breakfast establishments or at clean motels and hotels in the area. Mt Pleasant is a college town of about 25,000. There are also plenty places to eat and socialize.
Books needed for basic classes are:
1. "Equine Dentistry" by Jack Easley et al (Optional. This book appears to be out of print, and current prices are very high. We have a copy availble for reference in the school library.)
2. "The Manual of Equine Dentistry" by Tom Allen
3. "Caring For the Horses' Teeth and Mouth" by Chris Hannes
At M.E.D.A., we pride ourselves on exposing our students to many wide varieties of dental problems in horses. We average 20 horses per student for practice work and learning. All students get to examine horses on which their classmates are working. This makes our graduates ready to take on many challenges they will encounter in their careers.
Free Dentistry Program
We are proud to offer our no-charge dentistry program to horses (mules and donkeys are also welcome) that are hauled in to our facility. Any work that can be done by our students, under the careful eyes of our expert instructors, is free. Complicated work such as extraction of molars will be evaluated and offered with an estimate of charges. If sedation is needed, there is a small one-time fee. This work is done by appointment only.