Dr. Barnhart graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a DVM in 2004. She then completed a year-long rotating small animal internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Southfield, Michigan. After that she moved to Seattle, Washington, where she practiced at a large private practice for 11 years. A Detroit native, she returned to Michigan in 2016 to be closer to family. She is thrilled to work at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital where, she says, “The high level of care and family atmosphere cannot be beat.”
Throughout her time in veterinary practice she has developed interests in complex medical cases, geriatric feline medicine, and oncology. Developing lasting relationships with patients and clients is also very important to her.
Outside of work, Dr. Barnhart enjoys being outdoors, practicing yoga, and becoming reacquainted with Michigan. Her household consists of her partner John; two young children named Sage and James; a dog named Maya; and three cats—Potato, Frida and Keith Richards.