Tuition is $6900. You'll want to buy tools AFTER two weeks so you can get started after graduation. Manual tools run between $2500 and $7500. 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. "The Principles of Equine Dentistry" by David O Klugh, DVM, FAVD/Equine
2. "The Manual of Equine Dentistry" by Tom Allen
3. "Caring For the Horses' Teeth and Mouth" by Chris Hannes *( Read this one first!)
Allow about $350.00 for these books.
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.