Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Barton obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2009. She went on to complete a rotating internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in 2010. In 2013, she completed her residency in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia at Cornell University and obtained her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. Dr. Barton achieved her Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2014. She is also a graduate of Options for Animals, College of Animal Chiropractic in 2019, and is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Barton was awarded a scholarship for her acupuncture training in 2013, 2012 Clinical Resident of the Year Award and first place award from the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia for her research in 2013.
Dr. Barton’s goal is to offer the most comprehensive pain management and rehabilitation protocols, individually tailored to each pet’s needs. Throughout her training in the tried-and-true eastern medicine techniques and the newest, most advanced western medicine practices, Dr. Barton offers a full range of treatment of pain management and rehabilitation options for pets in pain. Services offered through the pain management clinic include underwater treadmill, cold laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, acupuncture, chiropractic care, electric stimulation, steroid epidurals, platelet rich plasma injections, at home and in-clinic physiotherapy exercises and extracorporal shock wave therapy. Dr. Barton also offers peace of mind to owners whose pets are having surgery from the most elective surgeries to critical emergency surgeries employing the most recent advances in locoregional anesthesia and nerve blocks for surgical patients, MAC sparing techniques, direct blood pressure monitoring, blood gas analysis and critical care post operatively.