Barron P. Hall, DVM, FAVD, Dipl. AVDC
Dr. Barron P. Hall is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After eight years of practicing general veterinary medicine with a special interest in dentistry and oral surgery, he began a residency in dentistry and oral surgery in Dallas, Texas under the guidance of Robert Wiggs, DVM, FAVD, Dipl., AVDC. Following his residency, he opened a veterinary dental practice in Northern Kentucky where he practiced for a few years before accepting the opportunity to become the owner of Animal Dental Clinic, and veterinary dental consultant to the National Zoo, in 2007.
Dr. Hall is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, of which there are just over 140 in the world, and a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. He continues his training by attending numerous professional meetings and hands-on laboratories. He has also given or assisted in more than 200 lectures and laboratory workshops for veterinarians, technicians, and pet owners, both nationally and internationally, on various topics in veterinary dentistry. He currently mentors two veterinary residents who travel from Nebraska and Vermont to train with him.
He volunteers his skills when needed at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and for the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF). He is also a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). He was especially honored to be selected for the PEIVDF Service Award in 2013 because this award was selected by his peers in exotic dentistry.
Dr. Hall, an Eagle Scout, enjoys musical theater and most sports. He is a member of the Northern Virginia Football Officials Association where he officiates high school and youth football games during the football season. He and his wife are "raising" Baxter and Sophie (cocker spaniels), Bobbie Jo (Australian shepherd), Joseph H. Cat (rescued domestic shorthair), and Oliver (rescued Persian kitten).
Check out some pictures of different cases and zoo animals Dr. Hall has worked on:
In July 2012 Dr. Hall traveled to Colombia’s Barranquilla Zoo to help "Tantor", a 47 year old African bush elephant.
Lauren B. Celestin, DVM
We are excited to welcome our first in-clinic Veterinary Dental Resident, Dr. Lauren Celestin. She graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Following graduation, she obtained advanced clinical training working as a small animal intern at a large referral hospital in Washington, DC. During that time, Dr. Celestin further explored her interest in dentistry by completing an externship with Dr. Hall. She confirmed her affinity for dentistry and joined our team in July 2016. Dr. Celestin resides in Northern Virginia
with her Rhodesian ridgeback, Captain Pickles.