Meet Our Specialists

Dr. Greenfield, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Barden Greenfield is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College™ practicing dentistry and oral surgery for small animals in Nashville and the surrounding Mid-State area. He previously practiced in Memphis at Memphis Veterinary Specialist from 2009-2021.

“While in private practice, I learned that 8 of 10 dogs and cats over the age of three have some form of periodontal disease. I realized then that pets need dentists, too.” In 2005, he started a non-conforming residency in dentistry and oral surgery, which he completed in 2009. During that time, he studied under some of the brightest veterinary dentists in the country and travelled extensively for advanced dental training.

His love for veterinary dentistry and passion for service has given him the opportunity to be elected to the Board of Directors of the American Veterinary Dental College™ (AVDC), served as President of the AVDC in 2016-2018.  He is the past Treasurer for the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) and past Chair of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry (F4VD).  He is also the recipient of the prestigious Peter Emily AVDC Service Award in 2016.

“My love of veterinary dentistry gives me the opportunity to speak here and nationwide on pet dentistry.” In 2011, he was invited to join the Memphis Dental Society and the Tennessee Dental Association, organizations of human dentists who discuss and meet on topics of general dentistry and oral surgery. “Since many oral diseases affect dogs and cats much the same as humans, the added educational exposure has expanded my knowledge base.”

Married to Allison Phillips, they have three wonderful children (Bentley, Ellie Bridges, and Nathaniel) and a plethora of dogs and cats.

Angela Briggs, DVM, DAVDC

Angela Briggs, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Angela Briggs has been in veterinary medicine since she was 16 years old. Originally working as a veterinary assistant, this fueled her love for both animals and the healthcare field. Born and raised just outside of Washington, DC, she obtained her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Maryland.

After graduation, she moved to Charleston, SC and worked for a group of veterinary surgeons prior to the start of veterinary school. She obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Mississippi State University in 2011. After veterinary school, Dr. Briggs worked in general practice for 8 years in Memphis, TN. There her love for dentistry and oral surgery began and she pursued advanced training in this field.

While in Memphis, she completed a 3-year residency in dentistry and oral surgery and is thrilled to be joining the staff at Your Pet Dentist of Nashville.

When she is not at work, Dr. Briggs enjoys all outdoor activities including training for various races, kayaking/paddleboarding, and hiking. At home, she shares her time with her husband, a board-certified veterinary surgeon, their two daughters and four fur-babies.

Dr. Martin Kennedy, DVM, Dipl. AVCAA

Dr. Martin Kennedy is a Board-Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist™ that recently joined the team at Your Pet Dentist. Dr. Kennedy attended Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, and the University of Wisconsin where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Following his graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Kennedy completed a rotating internship at the University of Minnesota, and a residency in Anesthesia & Pain Management at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Kennedy then joined a busy multi-specialty referral practice in Cincinnati, heading the anesthesia service until December 2019. He then worked at the University of Minnesota as an associate professor of anesthesia & pain medicine prior to joining Your Pet Dentist. He has particular interests in total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), the management of high risk patients, multimodal pain control, and teaching all things anesthesia.

Dr. Katie Morrill

Dr. Katie Morrill, Practice Limited to Dentistry

Dr. Katie Morrill was raised in East Tennessee surrounded by pets of all types. After earning her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, her love of animals led her to pursue her doctorate or veterinary medicine from Tufts University. 

Dr. Morrill practiced general veterinary medicine in Memphis, TN for 14 years, with a strong emphasis on the importance of oral health in dogs and cats. Her enthusiasm for this aspect of veterinary practice led her to begin a residency in veterinary dentistry at Your Pet Dentist in Nashville. 

In her free time, Dr. Morrill enjoys spending time with her two teenage sons, as well as her 4 furry companions. As a former college rower, she also enjoys physical fitness and the occasional half marathon.

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