Stephen Joiner, D.V.M
Dr. Joiner has lived in Melbourne since he was in the second grade. He graduated from Melbourne High School in 1977. He attended both Brevard Community College and the University of Florida for his undergraduate work in Animal Science. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.
He grew up around the Animal Medical Clinic, as his father, Dr. Charles Joiner, was one of the founders of AMC. It just always seemed right to be a veterinarian and no other profession was ever really considered. He credits his father with teaching him a lot of the technical and communication skills that he still uses today.
I have practiced general small animal medicine and surgery for most of my career, but I currently spend most of my time in soft tissue, orthopedic, and oral surgery. I am a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society and in 2010 we completed an 800 square foot, state of the art dental suite at AMC to be used exclusively for the treatment of dental disease. Although I still love the relationships built in the exam room, I find surgery and dentistry extremely satisfying.
I met my wife, Audrey, while in veterinary school at UF. She is a Nurse Practitioner and was in nursing school when we met. We have two grown children, Austin and Chelsey, both of which are UF graduates. Our toy poodle, Trey, completes the family. We are active members of Georgiana United Methodist Church in Merritt Island. I really enjoy outdoor activities, Gator sports, and working on the family farm in Kentucky.