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Animal Dental Care Specialists

The mission of ADCS is to improve the overall health, well-being, and quality of life of our patients and clients through comprehensive veterinary oral healthcare.

DogDr Stephen Galloway and his staff have focused their clinical practice on Veterinary Dentistry for over 15 years.  During this time, we have established a world renowned reputation within equine veterinary dentistry; however, we elected to not advertise our clinical practice with other veterinary species until after Dr. Stephen became Board Certified in Small Animal Veterinary Dentistry in 2017.

In 2018, Animal Dental Care Specialists rebrands our veterinary practice to emphasis who we are!... A compassionate veterinary team that has years of clinical dentistry and oral surgery experience in multiple animal species.  This wealth of experience is applied to benefit your individual animal companion!

We hope that our website will offer information and resources so that you can make better healthcare decisions for your pets. If you have any questions, call (901) 466-9224 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you.

At Animal Dental Care Specialists, we treat your pets like the valued family members!

Dr. Stephen Galloway
(901) 466-9224

8565 Hwy 64
Somerville, TN 38068

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Stephen Galloway

    Dr. Stephen Galloway is one of four Veterinary Dentistry Specialists in North America that is Board Certified in both the Equine and Small Animal Specialties.  In addition to cats, dogs, and horses, his practice experience includes other species such as pocket pets, farm animals, and exotic/zoo animals.

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  • Allison Riles
    Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

    Allison is the head technician at ADCS and has practiced with Dr. Galloway since 2002.  Allison has experience caring for numerous animal species, but is especially fond of cats & horses..  

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Office Hours

All Times By Appointment

Somerville Office


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm








Read What Our Clients Say

  • "One of the best decisions I've ever made in the care of my horse was having Dr. Galloway and his wonderful staff out to take care of him! I wish I had called sooner. They are extremely thorough with their work, you know without a doubt they care very much for the health of your horse, and you can count on them to do an amazing job. If you're reading reviews to see if you should give them a call, I'm telling you now they are the best of the best."
    Chelsea H.
  • "Dr Stephen truly knows his stuff! I feel fortunate to have had the chance to work with him and learn from him. I know that my horses will receive the highest standards of care when Dr Stephen and Allison pay them a visit!!!"
    Sharon L.
  • "Our dogs have received outstanding care from Dr. Galloway and his great staff! Our Lab/Bassett mix had to have a serious operation last year and we were recommended to Dr. Galloway for her surgery. His level of expertise is incomparable. Totally thorough in every way. She came through a critical surgery with flying colors and was home that night eating canned food. Her recovery was amazing! Dr. Galloway and his fabulous staff are the very very best!"
    Susan G.

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