Dr. Mike Jones is a veterinarian from Glen Rose, Texas. He is a Tarleton State Alumnus, 1979 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, and a veteran of the United States Army. He has practiced veterinary medicine in Glen Rose since 1984 on everything from small animals to exotic wildlife.
Mike says that his politics are distinctly conservative, and that he stays politically active even in his small Texas town. Today, we asked him to introduce himself to you, and next week we will begin bringing you Mike’s blogs.
My mother was from Eastland, Texas, and my father was born in Cleburne, Texas. He was in the Air Force for 32 years so we travelled a lot, but we had our family farm in Ranger where I spent all my summers and a little high school.
From 1974-1976, I was at Tarleton State University, and then from 1976-1979 I was at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine for my doctor of veterinary medicine. I spent five years in the Army as a veterinarian, serving in Washington state, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and biological warfare medical research at Ft. Detrick, Maryland. I also had reserve activation duties at Ft. Hood and various posts from 2004-2006.
Since 1984, I have had a veterinary practice in Glen Rose. My career in Glen Rose has covered exotics at wildlife ranches, livestock, and small animals. I’m currently on the Chamber of Commerce and just finished a term on the Glen Rose Economic Development Corporation. I’ve been a trustee on the local school board, president of baseball and football associations, and president of the Extension Service Executive Committee, among many other committees in the 27 years of living in a small town.
I look forward to active discussions with you in an open format!