David Jones, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Minnesota

Biography

Dr. Jones grew up in  Redmond but did some moving around to the midwest (Minnesota and Wisconsin), and then spent time practicing veterinary medicine in the warmer and sunnier climate of Hawaii before eventually making his way back here to Washington to join the VCA Bellevue Team in 2011. Dr. Jones graduated from Redmond High School before obtaining his B.S. in Bacteriology and Public Health from Washington State University, and then worked at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in veterinary microbiology research for seven years. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where he also did a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. After doing general practice for five years, he then traveled to the University of Wisconsin for a residency in dentistry and oral surgery. Dr. Jones is very passionate about canine and feline oral health. He spent additional time doing a residency in this field so he could gain a higher level of skill and knowledge in this area. This allows him to be able to perform many advanced dental procedures and oral surgery beyond what can be performed at most veterinary hospitals. Dr. Jones is currently undergoing continuing education in the field of ultrasonography for more in depth imaging of the heart and abdominal organs. This will give him an additional non invasive way to gather information and help to diagnose patients. Dr. Jones accepted the position of Medical Director at VCA Bellevue Veterinary Hospital in 2013 and is responsible for establishing the medical quality and patient care practiced. In his personal time Dr. Jones enjoys working with his father to restore his 1954 Austin Healey and is currently rebuilding a Suzuki 1986 GS50ES. He also enjoys hiking, rock climbing, bicycling, attending and participating in dog shows and he used to love to surf (in his Hawaii days).

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