Dr. Bell is originally from nearby Decatur County and graduated from Riverside High School in 1979. He attended the University of Tennessee at Martin from 1979 to 1982 and was accepted into the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He met his future wife Kim while there. Dr. Bell worked in Woodsboro, Md and Crossville, Tn after graduation in 1985. In 1988, a choice was made to move the family to Waynesboro, Tn and open Tri-County Animal Clinic. Dr. Bell is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the Middle Tennessee Association of Equine Practitioners.