Dr. Martin was born and raised in Ripley Mississippi. After growing up on a cattle farm, Joe developed a true passion for animal medicine and decided to follow his father’s footsteps. After graduating Mississippi State University in 1979 with a BS in Animal Science. He then entered the universities widely acclaimed veterinary program and graduated in 1981 with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

After owning and operating his own private practice for 15 years in Chattanooga, he now owns and operates the Fort Oglethorpe Pet Wellness Center. He and the office staff are dedicated to creating a warm and welcoming office that makes you and your furry family member feel right at home. With the clinic being a certified Fear-Free office, Dr. Martin employs a number of proven methods to help calm anxious or nervous pets to ensure a happy and healthy visit.

Dr. Martin is experienced in a wide range of surgeries and procedures. He utilizes a mixture of alternative and traditional medicines to create the healthiest treatment plan for his clients.