Animal Care Hospital is proud to serve the Oakland TN area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Drs. Stephen and Melanie Galloway who opened Animal Care Hospital in 1999. The Galloways are active members of the community and have lived in Fayette County since 1998.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Animal Care Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
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 internal medicine and dermatology. She enjoys interacting with clients and helping them keep their pets healthy. She is especially passionate about preventative care. Dr Galloway has never wavered in her desire to be a vet since she was 10. She loves her job and that every day is different and she gets to be part of so many clients and pets lives.
Dr. Galloway is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr Melanie has been on the boards of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Foundation, Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association, the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, and Collierville United Methodist Church. She volunteers with Room in the Inn, Paige Robbins, Girl Scouts, St. Johns soup kitchen, and the Gleaners.
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.