Dr. Hewitt was born in Washington, DC and grew up on Florida’s Gulf coast. He attended the University of Florida, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in microbiology and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating veterinary school in 1990, he moved to Las Vegas and has been practicing in Las Vegas continuously since then. After working as an associate veterinarian for 9 years and a relief/emergency veterinarian for 1 year, he opened his first practice in January 2000. In 2001 he developed an interest in veterinary dentistry, which rapidly turned into a passion for the field of veterinary dentistry. After extensive continuing education and practice of veterinary dentistry, he started his alternate pathway residency in veterinary dentistry in 2010 and became the first board-certified veterinary dentist in the state of Nevada full-time in 2018. Until 2023, he was practicing veterinary dentistry out of the hospital that he started in 2000. In 2023, he established the first dedicated full-time veterinary dental practice in Las Vegas… Animal Dental Specialists of Nevada. In addition to practicing companion animal veterinary dentistry, he has been an active participant in a nonprofit organization called the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF) since early 2009. PEIVDF is a group of veterinary dentists, veterinarians, and human dentists that travels nationally and internationally to provide much needed dental care to exotic species in animal sanctuaries. Qualified sanctuaries are provided pro bono veterinary dental care during weekend operations by the foundation. PEIVDF participants are volunteers, paying their own expenses for operations. Dr. Hewitt is currently a staff clinician and a member of the board of directors of PEIVDF.
Dr. Hewitt has been a part of the PEIVDF since 2009 and serves on the Board of Directors. Learn more about PEIVDF here
In addition to his work and volunteer life, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 young adult sons, and a varying number of dogs and cats that share his home.