Horse dentist makes house calls

Published On: Jan 23 2013 12:16:17 PM EST

Not many dentists make house calls, but Julian Ocampo isn't your average dentist.

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. -

Julian Ocampo isn't your average dentist, he's a horse dentist, which is a fast growing profession in the equine industry.

Ocampo has been working as a horse dentist for seven years. He says technology has helped horses receive better dental care.

Like people, horses only need a dental visit every six months to a year.

Horse dentists use a specialized spreader and head stand to easily access the teeth.

It can cost between $100 and $200 per horse to visit the equine dentist, but owners say it's worth it.

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