Dr. Kelly Barnes

Dr. Kelly Barnes Dr. Kelly Barnes has wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was six years old. She always felt a kinship with the family pets, and wanted to do everything in her power to improve their lives. For her, there was never another option—Dr. Barnes has always known that she was destined to help others’ pets as a licensed veterinarian!

Dr. Barnes grew up in Washington, D.C. until the age of 13, when she and her family moved to Nebraska. After high school, she relocated to Iowa to study veterinary medicine at Iowa State University, earning both her undergraduate and Doctoral degrees there. Dr. Barnes became a member of the 30th Street Animal Hospital family in May of 2003, and has been helping the pets and animal parents of Indianapolis ever since. For her, seeing a family overwhelmed with joy as their pet begins the road to recovery is the ultimate reward for her hard work!

Dr. Barnes and her husband, James, have a college-aged daughter and a pair of twins in high school. The family has six loveable pets: Rosie the Boston Terrier; a deaf Boxer/pit bull mix named LeBron James who regularly donates blood at the local emergency hospital; and four cats who go by Parnell, Pete, Mary, and Baby Kitty.

Outside of her interests in veterinary medicine, Dr. Barnes is fond of researching her family’s genealogy and traveling whenever the opportunity arises. Her husband owns a small passenger plane, and they’ve been fortunate to explore many new places by way of their airplane—most recently, the couple spent three amazing weeks in remote Alaska!

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