Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
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. Sam Smith
Dr. Sam Smith’s own experiences with his family veterinarian growing up made a lasting impression on him. When the time came to choose a career path, thinking back on those positive memories helped him decide that veterinary medicine was the perfect fit. Dr. Smith hasn’t looked back since! Now, he’s thrilled to serve the area’s pets and animal owners as an Associate Veterinarian with the 30th Street Animal Hospital team.
Dr. Smith hails from Monticello, Indiana and attended Purdue University for his undergraduate coursework before continuing on to Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine to earn his Doctorate. During his senior year, he secured an internship at IndyVet Emergency and Specialty Hospital. Near the end of his internship, he was offered a position as a general practitioner here at 30th Street Animal Hospital and he gladly accepted. He’s been a member of the clinic family ever since!