Dr. Stacey Bone is a small animal veterinarian with a passion for senior pets. He has practiced for over a decade in veterinary field, with an emphasis on imaging, oncology, and senior/geriatric care.
Beyond veterinary medicine, Dr. Stacey has helped to develop innovative products for senior animals. His ultimate goal is to educate as many people as possible to improve the lives of all of our four-legged family members.
Simply stated I am a husband, father, son, brother, friend and a whole lot more. I have a wonderful and amazing wife of 17 years and two sons who remind me of me at varying times in my life, but both are far better looking and brighter than I ever was. I couldn’t be more proud of either of them and they couldn’t be more different and unique in so many ways.
As the son of two Dutch immigrants raised less than an hour outside of Chicago, I am proud that I was able to serve my country in the United States Air Force and follow that 4+ years with a degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Illinois. I am a proud alum and remind everyone that the talents of a Burl Ives (think Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer), Jimmy Liautaud (Jimmy Johns), John Malkovich (actor) as well as NFL players and alum Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo, Sean Payton and more also share my alma mater.
My time in the animal health industry
Over a decade at this point, began in therapeutic nutrition and has extended out to animal health products in general. Working with Veterinarians in practice, academia and industry have been an education in itself (please listen to “Who are the hosts” episode to learn more).
My love for senior pets continues as I type this bio on the one year anniversary of my best friend Rudy, (AKA “The Good Skipper”) crossing the rainbow bridge in 2018. Rudy, a fawn turned grey muzzled Pug of great distinction was preceded by Spotty, my boyhood terrier mix as well as our families first and nowhere near last rescue. Sasha was a fawn Pug of the full figured variety. A delightful girl who came to us in poor body condition but fully intact heart. My experience in therapeutic nutrition allowed us to help Sasha live a long and wonderful life of love and friendship – especially with my wife. We were able to melt the pounds away with a sometimes strict diet with limited exercise because that’s all she was capable of doing. We miss her dearly but now we have Faye. Faye is a black Pug that was undernourished when we got her about five years ago. She is now our very active senior dog with a great body condition score and a look that will melt the hardest of hearts. I hope to add to our podcast series as the lighthearted “common man” while Dr. Stacey and I explore all things senior pets (yes…..cats are also welcome here, too).