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Dr. Liza Jones has practiced veterinary medicine at Bollinger County Veterinary Service since 2003. Dr. Jones is a native of Catron Missouri and completed a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine also at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. She started as an associate doctor at Bollinger County Veterinary Service working with Dr. Ben Ellis Jr. until she purchased the practice with Dr. Retz in January 2007.
Dr. Jones lives near Marble Hill with her husband, Bryan, two children, Eve and Gabe, dogs, Coal, Luke, and Donut, cats, Crazy Carl, Moe, Brutus, Tom, Hannah, and Tractor, and rabbit, Floppy. She also cares for foster dogs or cats as needed for the Bollinger County Stray Project.
Dr. Jones decided to become a veterinarian at the age of six. She made this decision based on the love she felt for her pets and all animals and the desire to make them better when they were injured or sick. She never wavered on this decision and volunteered and worked in veterinary practices from the age of thirteen until she completed veterinary school.
Dr. Colleen Retz has been an owner and practicing veterinarian of Bollinger County Veterinary Service since January, 2007. Dr. Retz is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She previously practiced veterinary medicine at the Animal Health Centers in Sikeston and Charleston from 2003 to 2007, before purchasing Bollinger County Veterinary Service.
She is married to Dr Jones' brother, Matt, and has two children, Megan and Will. They reside south of Marble Hill with their herd of critters. They have five dogs, Sissi, Sugar, Samantha, Ruby, and Taco, and five cats, Nosey, Rikki, Fiona, Black Beauty, Leroy, and four horses, Buddy, Coco, Mack, Scarlett, and two goats, Izzy, and Kale, and 7 friendly hens, and two steers, Casey, and Sparky, and one pony named Sassafrass.
Dr. Retz has wanted to be a veterinarian as long as she can remember. She enjoys working on all animals, except insects!
In 1975, Debby moved to Bollinger County to work for John D. Englehart, D. O. at his medical practice in Marble Hill. After 20 years there, she decided to change professions to the veterinary field. She began working for the Bollinger County Veterinary Service here in l995. Debby is very much a people person, and while other staff members focus on animal care, she specializes in taking care of our clients and the business aspect of our practice. Debby has been a Leopold resident since 1978. When she is not here with her BCVS family, she spends the rest of her busy life with her husband, John, and their children, John Tyler and Margaret, Tara and Andy, and grandsons, Kale, and Ike, whom of course, she thinks is the "cat's meow".
Crystal began employment here in 2006. She has her CDA in Child Development and is a Massage Therapist, graduating from Metro Business College. She grew up in Poplar Bluff and currently lives in Marble Hill with her husband Stephen, and two children, Jared and Cadence. Her furry children are Kacie, Millie, Cedie, and Ruger. Crystal is our "pet whisperer". She has a calming effect on even the most difficult patient. She is also an excellent groomer, very particular and professional.
Margaret has been with us since March of 2008. She is currently attending Southeast Missouri State University as a full time student and works at BCVS in her spare time. Margaret currently lives in Leopold, Missouri, with her husband, John Tyler and two dogs, Dakota and Fattie Mattie. Margaret is very energetic and an asset to our practice. We are thankful that she takes time from her busy schedule to be a part of our team.
Nikki joined the BCVS staff in February of 2010. She is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a BS in Agriculture/Animal Science. She lives in Leopold, Missouri, with her husband Mark, 3 furry canines, Rocky, Chloe, and Laverne. They also recently welcomed a black and white rabbit named T-Roy to their family. Nikki is very compassionate and volunteers her time with the Bollinger County Stray Project with cleaning and caring for the pets that need homes. She also fosters several pets for the project.
After being employed at Bollinger County Veterinary Services from 2004 to 2009, Tonya decided to rejoin our team again in March of 2013. Tonya grew up and lives in Leopold with her husband, James and children, Ryan and Kyleigh. She has five wonderful furry pals, Kadee, Chance, Yadi, Gus and Heidi. Tonya has excellent people and pet skills and goes above and beyond to meet everyone’s expectations and needs.