Meet the friendly staff at Dogwood Animal Hospital & Pet Resort!
Dr. Andrea M. Jones graduated from Mississippi State University – College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After graduation, she relocated to the Memphis, TN area where she practiced small animal medicine. In May of 2001, Dr. Jones returned to her hometown of Jackson, MS and started Dogwood Animal Hospital and Pet Resort in Flowood, MS. Dr. Jones has a strong interest in the human-animal bond and in geriatric medicine. She is an active member of the community and is Vice President of the local veterinary association. She ran the Chicago Marathon in 2006. She has three dogs: Pete- 8 year old beagle, Beth- 4 ½ year old terrier mix, and Tank – 3 ½ year old mix. Her newest addition to the family is her son, Nicholas Dolan Jones.
Dr. Connelly grew up in the reservoir area and graduated from Northwest Rankin High School in 1991. She attended Mississippi State University for her undergraduate studies and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Connelly was an associate veterinarian for Bel Air Animal Hospital and Emergency Clinic in Mobile, Alabama for over 2 years. She moved back home to Flowood in 2001 and has been working part time at Northtown Animal Clinic and relief for several clinics in Jackson. Dr. Connelly has worked for Dr. Jones as a relief veterinarian on and off since 2002. She is so pleased to have become an associate veterinarian at Dogwood Animal Hospital in September 2016. Her special interests include Ophthalmology, Endocrinology, Soft Tissue Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Connelly and her husband John have two sons, Aidan and Myles. They have Henry, a rescue beagle/foxhound, Poe, a rescue Shih tzu, and two orange tabbies, Emma and George.
I’m Cristy McNabb. I have worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital for 12 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 7 years here at Dogwood, I also am very knowledgeable about the various flea and heartworm preventatives on the market. I also enjoy educating our clients about puppy training and behavior. I have 5 dogs and one cat 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 I hope you will come join our family and be a part of it with me and the rest of our wonderful, caring staff.
I’m Sara Sharp. I have worked at Dogwood for over a year. I started in the kennel and worked my way to reception and nursing. Working with animals is by far the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. I have two furbabies of my own, my sweet Chihuahua, Lulu, and my cat, Stevie, both of whom I acquired from working in the clinic. I enjoy camping, kayaking, and of course spending time with my family, 2 legged and 4. I look forward to meeting you and your furbabies here at the clinic.