The veterinarians and support team at Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists all share the same goal of making and keeping pets well. They have decades of combined experience and will give your pets the high-quality, compassionate care they deserve.
Tina Brown, DVM, Diplomate ACVD
Dr. Tina Brown grew up on a commercial dairy farm near Tuscaloosa, AL. She attended Auburn University and received her Bachelor of Science in 1996. She then pursued a graduate degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Master of Science in biomedical sciences with a research focus on endocrinology. She was accepted into the veterinary program and received her degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2004.
After veterinary school, Dr. Brown worked in private practice in Chattanooga, TN, where she developed a special interest in dermatology. She then returned to academia and completed a one-year rotating internship in companion medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University. She was accepted for a residency in dermatology at LSU and completed her training in 2008. During her residency, she conducted research in the Pythium Laboratory at LSU and continues to have a special interest in deep fungal and bacterial infections of the skin.
She is now a board-certified dermatologist and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD). She specializes in diseases of the skin, ears, and claws due to allergic, parasitic, autoimmune, endocrine, and infectious causes. She has extensive experience in the management of chronic skin and ear infections secondary to allergies and offers advanced diagnostics and treatments such as intradermal (skin) allergy testing and formulation of allergen specific immunotherapy.
Dr. Brown has four rescue dogs and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her family farm in Alabama and taking her dogs to the outback off leash park at Shelby Farms.
Barden Greenfield, DVM, Diplomate AVDC
Dr. Greenfield has been providing referral-based dental and oral surgery services to the Mid-South veterinary community for over 10 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. He was the first board-certified veterinary dentist to have dental practices in Tennessee and Arkansas, which serves patients in the Mid-South region.
His love for veterinary dentistry began when he studied that 7 of 10 dogs and cats over 3 years of age have some form of periodontal disease, and that these pets were extremely uncomfortable and were suffering in silence. Watching pets transform from pain to joy is what makes his job such a rewarding one. The overwhelming owner response after oral treatment by Dr. Greenfield has been, “We haven’t seen our pet this frisky or happy in a long time.”
Dr. Greenfield is also on the Board of Directors of the AVDC serving as President-elect and has honorably served on the Board of the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) and the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. He has lectured on the local, state, national, and international level on a variety of veterinary dental topics.
Dr. Greenfield spends most of his home life with his wife and children while also enjoying a peaceful round of golf.
Bill Miller, DVM, Diplomate ACVO
Dr. William (Bill) Miller is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. He completed his undergraduate (poultry science major) and graduate studies at Louisiana State University and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. After earning his DVM, he completed an internship in small animal surgery and medicine and a residency in ophthalmology at Auburn University from 1982 to 1986, with Dr. Ted Albert as his mentor. In 1986 he earned his Master of Science degree from Auburn and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). Dr. Miller has been a member of the ACVO’s Public Relations committee since 2006 and the chair for more than four years. His current research interests include corneal physiology and corneal wound healing. In his spare time, he enjoys running, gardening, and bow hunting elk.
Richard Scroggin, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Scroggin earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 1996. In his senior year, he received the Kaytee Special Species award for work with exotic animals. He practiced small and exotic animal medicine and surgery for five years before completing a private practice small animal medicine and surgery internship in Chicago. In 2005, he completed a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota and later passed the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine certifying board exam. He became a Diplomate of the America College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in 2008. His interests include gastroenterology, endocrinology, oncology, and immune-mediated diseases. When he’s not at work, he spends his free time fishing and trying to play guitar.
Matt Field, DVM
Dr. Field is a native of Ottumwa, Iowa. He attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa for his undergraduate studies and completed his veterinary studies at Iowa State University. He then completed a one-year rotating internship in Rochester, New York before moving to Memphis, TN in 2013 for a one-year surgical internship. He stayed on for a three-year residency in small animal surgery which he completed in 2017. Always up for a new adventure, he moved to Little Rock, AR to become the staff surgeon at Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists. Dr. Field’s professional interests include spinal surgery, all manner of orthopedic surgery and oncologic surgery. He is a member of the AVMA, TVMA, ArVMA, and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). When not at work, Dr. Field enjoys hiking, cycling and spending time with his wife, Chelsea (also a veterinarian), and their dog and three cats.
Matthew Charney, DVM
A native Texan, Dr. Charney grew up in Dallas before attending undergraduate at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and minored in chemistry and music performance. Upon graduation, he attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 2011. Upon graduation, Dr. Charney worked at an emergency and small animal general practice in Indianapolis and Lafayette, IN, before relocating to Little Rock in 2014.
Dr. Charney lives with his wife, Virginia, a board-certified veterinary pathologist; their two boys, Axel and Wrex; three dogs, Heni, Sage, and Bailey; as well as three cats, Optimus, Amalfi, and Hollis. He is thrilled to be a part of the AVES team!
Jessica Todd, DVM
Dr. Todd was born in southern Illinois. Growing up as a military brat, she also lived in Texas, South Carolina, Germany, and then moved to Arkansas where she and her family were stationed permanently. She completed her undergraduate studies at Arkansas State University and attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri, graduating in 2014. While in veterinary school, not only was she working towards her childhood dream job; she also discovered an extracurricular interest in fitness and bodybuilding.
Upon graduating, Dr. Todd took some time to travel before starting at a mixed animal general practice in Beebe, AR. She started picking up her first shifts at AVES in July 2016, and upon rediscovering her passion for emergency and critical care, she started full-time at the practice in October 2016. Her interests now include emergency and critical care, soft tissue surgery, and reproduction/theriogenology.
Dr. Todd has two dogs, Ranger and Rambo. When she’s not at work, she enjoys playing with her dogs, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, working out, traveling, and going on road trips as much as possible.