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As a young teen Dr. Bell was always fascinated with animals and knew he wanted to work with them in his chosen profession. He had dogs, cats, ducks, raccoons, a white tailed deer and a bobcat as pets. Frank was the name of his English pointer bird dog and Blue was the name of his redbone hound and they were his “best friends” in his teen years. The bond he shared with these pets was one of the compelling reasons he became a veterinarian.
Dr. Bell obtained his bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida in 1986 and went on to work for the Florida Game and Fish Commission on the endangered Florida panther project in the everglades before he entered the University of Florida Veterinary medicine program. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary medicine degree in 1991.
Dr. Bell practices high quality medicine that emphasizes compassion and paying attention to details. He feels honored when a client chooses his team to care for their beloved pet. A strong emphasis is placed on client education and preventative medicine. The human pet bond is paramount.
He is proud of his 3 children and blessed to have married his high school sweet heart Tammy. He has seven dogs and one cat named Lilly. He enjoys reading, boating, photography, hiking, spending time with his family and any activity in the great outdoors.
Animals were my first love. In my early twenties I began volunteering with large animal rescues and eventually joined a professional team as a trainer and handler specializing in large exotic cats. Since moving from Northern California I’ve down sized to the smaller cuddlier variety of feline and am known by my co-workers as the resident cat whisper here at Highland Square Veterinary Clinic. I have been happy to care for the many wonderful pets and their owners as a technician with Dr. Bell over the past thirteen years and have come to view them all as my extended family. I especially enjoy surgical nursing and treatment of our intensive care cases, offering a calm gentle touch when it is needed the most. In my spare time I love practicing yoga, running, and renovating my century old Spanish cottage with help of course from my three furry children Posie, Kai and Livi.
I have worked with Dr. Bell at Highland Square Veterinary Clinic for eleven years. I enjoy working at HSVC because we are a family oriented clinic and have a great staff. I currently own two dogs and two cats. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and watching Michigan and Denver Bronco’s football.
I love working with Dr. Bell at Highland Square Veterinary Clinic because we have such a close “family bond” amongst all our employees. I have been working at HSVC for 20 + years and can’t imagine myself working at any other job. We have GREAT clients and patients that I thoroughly enjoy educating so they can be the BEST pet parents possible. I currently have my own zoo at home with two cats, three dogs, two birds, a rabbit and a bearded dragon lizard. I enjoy spending time with my two sons and my husband going fishing and camping.
I have worked in the medical field for many years and I believe the most rewarding job has been here at Highland Square Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Bell and his great staff. I love being able to greet all the clients and their pets as they walk through the doors here at this clinic. Seeing all the wagging tails and being greeted with a bark or a meow simply makes my day. I have been at Highland Square Veterinary Clinic for just over a year now and I enjoy coming to work each and every day. I was born and raised on a family farm in Bristol, South Dakota. I enjoy spending time with my dog and two cats, reading a good book and going for motorcycle rides with my husband.