Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Dogwood Animal Hospital & Pet Resort!

  • Dr.
    Andrea M. Jones
    D.V.M.

    I graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.  After graduation, I relocated to Memphis, TN area where I practiced small animal medicine.  In May of 2001 I returned to my hometown of Jackson, MS and Started Dogwood Animal Hospital and Pet Resort in Flowood MS.  I have a strong interest in the human-animal bond and in geriatric medicine.  I am an active member of the community and am Vice President of the local Veterinary association.  I ran the Chicago Marathon in 2006. I am passionate about health and wellness and enjoy working out.    I have one dog, Grace a 6 year old Beagle Mix and two guinea pigs Cuddles and Happy at home.  I also have a wonderful, supportive family which include My husband and my 10 year old son.    

  • Dr.
    Kirby Sills

    I have been a part time relief veterinarian at Dogwood Animal Hospital off and on for 5 years.  I work full time as the Director of Veterinary Technology Program at Hinds Community College for the past 10 years, I also work as a part time emergency clinician at The Animal Emergency and Referral Center.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Animal Science from MS State University in 1979 and DVM-MS State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Part time relief veterinarian in the Metro Jackson area since 2001.   What I enjoy the most working at Dogwood Animal Hospital is the interaction with the client and their pets in general practice.  I also enjoy working with the staff as well, they make my job easier.  My hobbies include racing RC boats and building advanced models. I have a wonderful family, which include my wife, three step daughters, one son, one daughter, and two grandchildren. I also have very close friends.  My furr family include three dogs and three cats.

  • Cristy McNabb
    Office Manager, Receptionist

    I’m Cristy McNabb.  I have worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital for 16 years as head nurse, office manager and receptionist.  I am also the nutrition specialist here at the hospital and enjoy educating our clients about the needs of their pets.  I am certified by the American Institute of Medical Laser Application for the use of our Companion Laser Therapy.  Being Head Nurse for the first 7 years here at Dogwood I also am very knowledgeable about the various flea and heartworm preventions on the market.  I also enjoy educating our clients about puppy training and behavior.    I have 3 dogs, Nate a 7 year old Chihuahua, Tuffy a 2 year old Biewer Terrier, Milo a 2 year old Biewer Terrier and one cat Penelope at home so I know how important our four-legged family members can be in our lives.  I love our patients and clients like family and take a lot of pride in my work.  I plan on being at Dogwood Animal Hospital for years to come and hope you will come join our family and be a part of it with me and the rest of our wonderful, caring staff.

  • Sara Sharp
    Receptionist, Nurse

    I’m Sara Sharp.  I have worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital for 4 years.  I started as the kennel attendant and am now head nurse.  I am certified by the American Institute of Medical Laser Application for the use of our Companion Laser Therapy.  I am working towards my Associates degree in business.  Working with animals has by far been the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.  I have three dogs, Harry a 5 year old Beagle, Lulu a 6 year old chihuahua and Deacon a 1 year old Boxer, a cat Stevie, and a guinea pig, Honey at home.  I enjoy teaching our clients the importance of their monthly heartworm and flea preventions as well as how to take care of their new puppies and kitties.  As a hobby I also enjoy dog training.  I have a boxer that I have taken through training classes and have found I have a knack for it.  I really enjoy speaking with our clients about training and behavior. 

  • Kelly Oubre

    Hi, I’m Kelly.  I have worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital for almost a year now.  Before working here, I got a lot of experience working for the Animal Emergency and Referral Center, another primary veterinary clinic and an animal shelter.  I have a combined experience in the veterinary field for over 10 years. I am a Receptionist here but also work in the kennel and Nurse when needed.  I am always ready to answer any questions you may have about heartworm, flea prevention, and food.  I have four dogs at home, Mason a 2 year old Maltese, Bella a 10 year old Pomeranian, Willow a 5 year old Shih-Tzu mix, Peggy a 14 year old Shih-Tzu.  I love the small, very fuzzy, and a little special fur babies.  One of my little ones has a prosthetic leg.  My hobbies include petting my dogs, brushing my dogs, grooming my dogs, and cuddling my dogs.  You could say that I am a “crazy dog lady” and I am ok with that title!

  • Alexis Barnes

    Hi, I’m Alexis. I have worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital for two years.  I started as a Receptionist but am now one of the Nurses.  I also help in the Kennel when needed.  I love animals.  I grew up in the country with my sister and three brothers.  We always had lots of animals around to play with.  Working here I have learned skills that will help me better my pet’s lives.  I have two dogs, Rambo a 4 year old Lab, and Jersey a 7 month old Dachshund mix, and a cat Donnie at home.  They have lots of energy and are always getting up to no good.  I love being around the animals all day and enjoy helping our clients know how to help their pet live their best life. 

  • Chad Perry

    I’m Chad.  I have worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital for 5 months.  Before working here, I had not worked with animals before.  I have learned a lot so far.  I work in the kennel and spend my days caring for the animals that are boarding in our boarding facility.  I have two dogs Ellie a 1 year old German Shorthair Pointer, Tucker a 6 year old Yorkie and a cat Franklin at home.  I am a newlywed.  For my hobbies I play in a band on the weekends at local establishments. I also work part time at a music store.  Let’s just say I love music and animals.  So, if you want to let your dogs and cats stay at the coolest boarding around just come on by and let them stay with me.

  • Jordyn Jones

    Hi, I’m Jordyn.  I have worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital for two months.  I do have previous experience because I also worked here as a teenager. Some of you may know me because my mom is Cristy Mcnabb our office manager.  I basically grew up here at Dogwood.   Since working here before I have finished school and have had two baby boys.  I love taking care of the animals in the kennel.  I stay busy all day.  There is always a fur baby that needs to be held or played with.  My favorite are our regular boarders that come almost every weekend.  They become our extended family.  I look forward to working here for the future so bring your pet by to see us for boarding or anything else they need.

  • Kelly King

    Hi, I’m Kelly.  I have worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital for one month.  I am a part time kennel attendant.  I want to go to school to be a Vet Tech.  I want to learn as much as I can before I start school.  So far, I am learning a lot.  I have always loved animals and have a lot of them at home.  I have four dogs and a snake.  I love playing with the animals that board in our kennel.  We see them on a regular basis so I’m sure I will get attached.  If you are looking to board your pet call us.  We have a great place to board them.