Dr. Joshua Shepard grew up in Murfreesboro and attended Middle Tennessee State University for undergraduate studies. After moving to Knoxville to attend veterinary school at UT-Knoxville in 2001, he lived and worked in Chattanooga for 8 years. Dr. Shepard joined Banfield in December of 2011 and returned to the Murfreesboro area with his wife, Valerie, and 2 children in 2013. He has served as our Chief of Staff since 2014. Dr. Shepard has two 15-year-old rescue dogs, Maxwell and Megan, a cat named Jerry, and 2 snakes.