Dr. Jones and her dog Fawkes
(Ordre du Phenix du Dantero FR Br, MR 1, IPO APR 2, PSA PDC, BH, WH, AD, DM, EV Top Gun, SR Turbo, BA Senior, HIC, TDI, CGC, TT)
Dr. Maren Bell Jones has been a resident of Columbia, MO for fifteen years. She received bachelors degrees in biology and religious studies, a masters degree in biological sciences, and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree all from the University of Missouri. Her professional interests include nutrition, behavior, sports medicine/rehabilitation of performance and working dogs, reproduction, and holistic medicine.
Dr. Jones is a member of the following organizations:
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
- Veterinary Information Network
- American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
- Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Dr. Jones competing at the 2014 Mondio Ring national championships with her dog Fawkes
Dr. Jones spends most of her free time training in a variety of working and performance dog venues. She has trained in protection sport (French Ring, Mondio Ring, PSA, and Schutzhund), dock diving, herding, therapy, agility, disc, and Dog Scouts. Her current dogs include Fawkes (12 year old Belgian Malinois), Arya (7 year old Belgian Malinois/Siberian husky mix), and Jackal (5 year old Belgian Malinois). She also has two lynx point Siamese cats named Walter and Dexter, and a bearded dragon named Daenerys (or Larry, if you ask her husband). She also enjoys hiking especially in the Rocky Mountains, reading, film, and spending time with her husband.
Kristen Lowderman is our veterinary technician and she helps with blood draws and other advanced procedures.