DVM, Ross University, College of Veterinary Medicine
B.S Animal Science, Minor Chemistry, California State Polytechnic University
Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Internship, University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Ophthalmology Internship, University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine
Residency, Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine

Areas of Special Interest:
Eyelid and Corneal Surgery
Difficulties and Challenges of Cataracts Surgery

Professional Certifications & Associations:
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists(ACVO)

Dr. Laura Barnes was born in California where she completed her undergraduate course work at Cal Poly, Pomona. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed a general rotating internship at the University of Saskatchewan and an ophthalmology internship at the University of Missouri. She completed her comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri in 2010 and has been a member of CTVSEH since the summer of 2010.  Dr. Barnes is passionate about ophthalmology and helping her clients understand their animal's ocular disease and treatment options.  She loves all aspects of veterinary ophthalmology and its mix with other specialties. She enjoys the difficulties and challenges of cataracts surgery as well as eyelid and corneal surgery.  When not working, Dr. Barnes can be found on her mountain or road bike.  She also enjoys photography, hiking, weightlifting, yoga, and Pilates. Dr. Barnes has 1 dog, Molly, and 3 cats, Gulliver, Missy, and Black. Her photo is with her lost love Sierra.