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Meet our Team

Our team is well-trained and continues to perfect our techniques so that we can further help you and your pack. 

Josh Newman

Owner / Trainer


Josh Newman served as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan-hence the name, Veteran K9. Throughout Josh’s childhood, he has always relied on dogs to get him through hard times. As a certified K9 handler & trainer, Josh took this passion for dogs, combined with his passion for helping people, to ensure that no dog, or person, gets left behind. 

Lauren Haley

Communications Manager


Lauren will be your immediate point of contact if you have any general questions or inquiries. She manages general office duties to ensure company processes run smoothly. Assists with owner duties and corresponds with clients, customers, and vendors.

Mary Francis Mangum

Trainer/Social Media Manager

Mary is another one of our trainers based in MS. She has always had a passion for training and helping dogs. She works part time at a local shelter many of our dogs come. Her passion and experience is a true blessing to Veteran K9.