Dr. Stacey Jones graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After graduation, she completed a one year internship in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at New England Animal Medical Center in Massachusetts. Returning to her native state of Colorado, Dr. Jones cultivated a special interest in Greyhound medicine, anesthesia, behavior and pain management. She is proud to have participated in collaborative research into a life threatening elevation of blood potassium (hyperkalemia) that occurs in Greyhounds under anesthesia.
During her 16 years as a small animal veterinarian, Dr. Jones cultivated a practice focused on decreasing fear, listening to patient body language and including families in veterinary visits. In this way, she could increase access to detailed care for all patients, especially those historically demonstrating anxiety or reacting aggressively. Providing for medical needs through this behavioral lens led Dr. Jones on a journey to further understand and treat problem behaviors that were causing frustration and suffering for patients and their people, in and out of the hospital. Dr. Jones furthered her education in the field of behavior and veterinary psychiatry through mentorship with field experts, attendance at the national Clinical Animal Behavior Conferences, and coursework on learning theory and applied behavior analysis, including Dr. Susan Friedman’s course, Living and Learning with Animals. Before coming to The Veterinary Behavior Center, Dr. Jones treated behavior cases within the scope of her general practice for 7 years. She is currently a Fear Free certified professional and serves on the executive board of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior as a member-at-large.
Dr. Jones, her husband, and their two children, share a home with numerous dogs, horses, chickens, and aquatic creatures.