Dr. Barnes grew up in a military family but ultimately came to know Virginia Beach, VA and Huntsville, AL as her home. After completing high school in Virginia, she attended the University of Florida and earned a degree in animal sciences. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 2013. She has a special interest in preventive medicine, dermatology, and geriatrics. When not at work, Dr. Barnes can usually be found taking care of her lovable Shih Tzu named Booker T (pictured with her). Her other interests include reading, listening to music, traveling, cooking, and just hanging out with family and friends.