Dr. Barnes earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. She started her career in emergency medicine in Phoenix, Arizona at the Emergency Animal Clinic. She moved to Flagstaff and owned Westside Veterinary Clinic for twelve years. Dr. Barnes has a passion for internal and emergency medicine in small animals. She is also certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and has years of experience in alternative and Chinese veterinary medicine. In her free time, Dr. Barnes enjoys doing agility and hiking with her three Jack Russell Terriers, Petey, Reggie, and Babs. She loves gardening and relaxing around the house, as well as traveling both in an out of the United States.