Kris Bannon, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC

Kris Bannon, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC received her veterinary medical degree from Texas A&M University in 1998. 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 the state of 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 Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist TM in the state of New Mexico!

She is the Past-President of the American Veterinary Dental Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. 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 enjoys teaching other veterinarians about quality dental care, and offers classes and training presentations frequently within New Mexico and nationwide.

Dr. Bannon is very enthusiastic about dentistry 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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Maria Littles, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Littles received her veterinary degree from Purdue University in 2009. She moved to New Mexico several years ago where she practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian. Knowing that oral health is important in both large and small animals, she pursued extra courses to learn how to give her patients that best oral health care possible. It was during these extra courses that she realized she wanted to specialize in small animal veterinary dentistry. She completed her residency with Dr. Bannon and the rest of the staff at VDOSNM in July 2021. She became a Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist™ and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College™ in 2022.

Ginger Grellmann, DVM, Resident, Veterinary Dentistry

Dr. Ginger Grellmann graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Michigan State University in 2011 and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Oregon State University in 2017.

Dr. Grellmann’s professional interests include dentistry, pediatric development, pain management, and Fear Free® medicine. Her goal is to provide pet owners (fur-parents) with careful guidance to help their pets (fur-kids) have the longest and best quality of life possible.

Dr. Grellmann is wildly enthusiastic about dentistry, she determined that dentistry and maxillofacial surgery were her callings. While in general practice, she completed over 200 hours of continuing education credit hours in general and advanced dentistry techniques.  Dr. Grellmann started her residency in Veterinary Dentistry in 2022.

Dr. Grellmann is originally from the suburbs of Washington, DC, in northern Virginia. She moved out to the pacific northwest to be with her husband in his hometown of Portland, OR, where she practiced general medicine for 5 years prior to starting her residency in veterinary dentistry. She and her husband have two sons, one dog, and a cat. She and her family love good food (coffee, chocolate, and homemade baked goods), good company, and traveling.


  • Cat Friendly Veterinarian (CFV)
  • Human Animal Bond Certified
  • Elite Fear Free Certified Professional