Dr. Michael Balke received his Bachelor’s degree in biology in 1999 and his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2003 from the University of Missouri. After graduation, he worked as a general practice small animal veterinarian in St. Louis, Missouri with an interest in dentistry. Dr. Balke joined Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists in August 2012 and completed his veterinary dental residency and fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Chris Visser, Dr. Curt Coffman and Dr. Glenn Brigden. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and also a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD).
Dr. Balke’s interests are oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as endodontic and periodontal therapy. He is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AZVMA). Dr. Balke enjoys presenting lectures on veterinary dental topics locally and at national meetings.
Dr. Balke is a managing partner of Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists.