John F. Bivens, DVM, is a 1990 graduate of Auburn University with a BS in Animal Science.  He graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.  After working for another veterinarian for two years, he opened a large animal practice in 1996.

As his practice grew, he sought to increase his dental training,  becoming involved with the Florida Association of Equine Dentists, which merged with the International Association of Equine Dentistry.  Dr. Bivens has served as the head  certification veterinarian and served as a board member for three years.

Dr. Bivens is currently involved with the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Dental Society.

Dr. Bivens’ practice, based in Punta Gorda, covers the State of Florida, and focuses exclusively on equine dentistry. He offers –

  • routine dental care
  • bite alignments
  • extractions
  • digital x-rays
  • composite fillings
  • and other advanced dental techniques