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Dr. Stephen Galloway

Dental Specialist-small animal and equine

Dr. Galloway grew up in Memphis.  He received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as an infantry officer in the US Army until 1991. He is proud to be a veteran, whose military awards include the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

Following military service, Dr. Stephen attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received his doctorate degree in 1996. He practiced in the Texas Panhandle from 1996-1999, returned home to the Mid-south in May 1999, and opened Animal Care Hospital in March 2001.

Dr. Stephen's area of professional interest is veterinary dentistry, and he has treated numerous domestic and exotic animal species.  He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) with board-certification in both Small Animal and  Equine Dentistry Specialties.  He is also an Equine Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry.  He is active in equine dental education and research.  He has taught at universities and veterinary meetings internationally, as well as authored articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks .  He served as the Chair of the Dentistry Committee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and currently serves on the AVDC Equine Specialty Executive Committee.

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


Dr. Melanie Galloway

Dr. Galloway received her bachelor of science and doctorate degrees from North Carolina State University. After graduation from veterinary school in 1996, she practiced at Acres North Animal Hospital in Lubbock, Texas for three years, focusing on small animal and avian medicine and surgery. In 1999 she moved to Tennessee and practiced at Animal Hospital Raleigh-Bartlett and VetMed of west Tennessee, prior to joining ACH in 2003.

Dr. Galloway’s has professional interest in small animal dentistry. Her love of dentistry developed as a result of seeing the dramatic health benefits that dental care provides. (BG)  She has taught dentistry to other veterinarians at State and Local meetings .

Dr. Galloway is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. Dr Melanie is currently on the Boards of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce and Collierville United Methodist Church. She has served as an executive board member for the Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association, and is a volunteer with Subsidium which supports the Memphis Oral School.

The Galloways live on their family farm with their 3 children (triplets, a litter), 2 dogs, and 2 horses. They enjoy riding, water sports, and outdoors activities. The Galloways are members of Collierville United Methodist Church.