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Dr. Keith Stein

Dr. Keith Stein was born in North Carolina and grew up in Tennessee. He attended the University of the South where he obtained his BA in Psychology. He worked as a counselor for a couple of years before attending Auburn University where he obtained his BS in Animal Science (1993) and DVM (1997).

After graduation from veterinary school, he worked in private practice for several years before entering into a residency in Oral Surgery and Dentistry at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, which he completed in 2004. Since completing his residency he has worked in private specialty practices in Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland. He is board-certified by the American Veterinary Dental College (Diplomate AVDC) and is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society, previously serving as a member of the Credentials Committee and chair of the Review & Assessment Examination Committee for the specialty college.

He was an instructor at the Animal Dental Training Center in Baltimore, which teaches oral surgery and dental techniques to veterinarians from around the world. He lectures throughout the country on a variety of dental topics to veterinarians, technicians, breeders and animal owners. He is a past member of the faculty in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Veterinary Oral Surgery and Dentistry at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Stein is the first veterinarian from the state of Tennessee to become a board certified specialist in Dentistry and Oral Surgery, and the only one who is based full-time in Nashville. He is looking forward to providing exceptional consultation and referral services to private veterinary practitioners and their clients.

Terri, Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician

Terri was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but has lived most of her life in various parts of Tennessee. She married Lebanon, TN native Michael Manning in 1996. She has one daughter named Tobi, and a beautiful granddaughter Diamond.

Terri earned her Operating Room Technician Diploma through the United States Army. After working in the OR in human hospitals, she decided to change her focus to animals. She attended the Veterinary Technology Program at Columbia State Community College where she graduated in 2004 with honors and became a Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician. Terri's pets include two dogs, two cats and several snakes. In her free time Terri enjoys spending time with her friends and family, geocaching, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and traveling

Arielle, Veterinary Assistant

Arielle was born and raised in Carbondale, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She moved to Nashville in 2019 to get more on the job training and to pursue going to veterinary school. She plans on finishing her Master's Degree in public health while obtaining her DVM. She enjoys reading, playing tennis and volunteering at animal shelters. 


Samantha, Licensed Veterinary Technician 

Samantha was born and raised in Reno, Nevada.  She grew up with a variety of animals, participated in 4-H, and took part in dog shows as an exhibitor and volunteer.  At a young age she knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field. After receiving her Associates degree at Truckee Meadows Community College in 2010 she received her veterinary technician license and spent her first 3 years in a small animal private practice. Samantha then went on to shelter medicine for the past 7 years. She recently relocated to Tennessee due to the military in her family.

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Ashlee, Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician 

Ashlee grew up in Minnesota and recently moved to Tennessee to be close to family. She received her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2010 from North Dakota State University. She has worked in general practice veterinary medicine as a licensed technician and started at TNVDOS this year. She lives in Nashville with her two miniature dachshunds, King and Diddy. She values client education and getting to see happy patients at their recheck appointments. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, crafts, breweries and live music.