Stephen Galloway

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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.

Dr. Galloway grew up in Memphis.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a US Army Infantry officer before entering the veterinary profession.  He is proud to be a veteran, whose military awards include the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge,  Pathfinder Badge, and Ranger Tab.  Following military service, Dr. Stephen attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving his DVM in 1996. He practiced in the Texas Panhandle before returning home to the Midsouth and opening Animal Care Hospital in Oakland, TN in March 2001.   

Seeing the impact of oral healthcare upon the systemic health and well-being of his patients motivated Dr. Galloway to seek specialty training in dentistry.  He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College with board-certification in both the Small Animal and the Equine Specialties and is also an Equine Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry.

Dr. Stephen actively promotes professional veterinary oral healthcare as part of overall patient healthcare.  He has taught at universities and veterinary meetings internationally, as well as conducted research and authored articles in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Galloway served as the Chair of the Dentistry Committee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners and was a founding member of the AVDC Equine Specialty.  

Dr. Stephen is a past-President of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) and is currently President of the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.  He was named the TN Practitioner of the Year in 2012 and received the TVMA Distinguished Service Award in 2017.

Dr. Stephen met his wife Dr. Melanie Galloway in vet school. They have a litter of teenage children (triplets) and live on a farm in Fayette County with their horses and dogs.  The Galloways enjoy sports and outdoor activities.  Dr. Stephen is also an active adult scouter in the Boy Scouts of America and coaches junior-high wrestling.


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