Dr. Joel Griffies is a Birmingham, Alabama native and a 1992 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he worked in a small animal and emergency practice for 7 years in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. In 1994, he began a small animal practice in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he developed a love for dermatology and a desire to learn more. He relocated to southern California in 1999 to begin a residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic - Tustin. Dr. Griffies completed his residency in 2001 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) and has been an integral part of ADG since. Dr. Griffies is a frequent lecturer at veterinary conferences and veterinary continuing education meetings locally, regionally and nationally. In 2010, he moved from California back to the southeast and practices at Animal Dermatology Clinic - Marietta in the metro Atlanta area.
Dr. Griffies areas of special interest include topical therapies, endocrinopathies and allergic skin and ear disease.
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Animal Dermatology Clinic – Tustin, CA
Dr, Griffies is married, has two kids and a geriatric border terrier. Outside of the office he is an avid woodworker and huge music fan.