Hixson Pet Wellness Center
5510 Hwy 153 - Suite 199
Hixson, TN 37343
vet: Dr. Denise Jones
Dr. Jones moved to Tennessee in 2006 post Katrina from the Baton Rouge area with her husband, two children and two cats. Her children attended Soddy Daisy Middle and Soddy Daisy High School. Both children were active in the band programs and she was an active band parent until her daughter graduated in 2013. Her husband is an instructor at Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant and is a Navy Veteran.
Dr. Jones still has the cats that came up from Louisiana with the family. Muggins was a parking lot find that has been with her for 16 years. Bandit was surrendered by her owner as a kitten because of a heart defect. Eleven years after surgery and still going strong. We have one new addition, Molly who could no longer stay with her owner due to health reasons.
A native Floridian she and her husband grew up in Fort Walton Beach. While in high school Dr. Jones started riding horses and competed in both English Hunt Seat and Western saddle seat. Then she discovered a passion for Dressage. Through her experience with horses she started volunteering at her veterinarians office with Dr. Townsend who also worked with the Gulfarium. Dr. Townsend mentored her independent study in marine biology during her senior year in high school. He also hired her to work as a kennel assistant and then trained her for the veterinary assistant position. She also accompanied him on horse calls. She has also worked as an equine assistant, receptionist and office manager. She completed the American Animal Hospital Management certification and The Hill's Pet Nutrition Counselor Program. Her experience is truly back to front and everything in between and outside.
She earned her Bachelors Degree in Food and Resource Economics from The University of Florida. She later studied Animal Science at Louisiana State University and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Her emphasis has been on primary preventive care up until the past 2 years which she spent in an emergency practice. She strongly believes that every pet deserves some level of care and good preventive care helps us enjoy our lives with our pets longer.