She worked in a small animal hospital in Santa Fe, NM for ten years before starting the first veterinary practice in New Mexico dedicated to the oral health needs of our companion animals.
In 2008, she was the first veterinarian in New Mexico to earn the title Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (FAVD). She became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (DAVDC) in 2010. As a Diplomate of the AVDC, Dr. Bannon became the first and only board-certified veterinary dentist in the state of New Mexico.
She was chosen for the Board of Directors for the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) in 2006 and elected to President of the AVDS in 2013 for a 2 year term. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation, and is a consultant on the dental specialty board of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). In her free time, Dr. Bannon enjoys volunteering with the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation, using her advanced dental skills to benefit disadvantaged and captive wildlife in sanctuaries across the country.
Dr. Bannon is very enthusiastic about dentistry, enjoys teaching quality dental care, and wants to share with everyone the positive effects that good dental health and oral hygiene can have on the quality of life for our beloved furry friends.