Dr. Joe Ed Conn has practiced small animal medicine and surgery at Belle Meade Animal Hospital since 1996. Dr. Conn graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 after receiving a B.S. from Auburn in Animal and Dairy Science in 1987. He is a Nashville native and currently lives in Whites Creek, TN with his wife Michelle, son Ethan (currently at Harding University), dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, and an undetermined number of chickens and bees. Dr. Conn has long advocated for veterinarians by being involved in organized veterinary medicine and currently serves Tennessee as the alternate delegate to the AVMA. He has served on the Executive Board of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association since 2009 (President, 2017) and as a part of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening and hunting or farming on his family property in Kentucky. He has led a veterinary team on medical mission trips to Honduras on four separate occasions.