During her childhood, Dr. Barnett spent some time in England. It was then that her parents, both native New Yorkers, learned that she wanted to devote her life to caring for animals. Imagine their surprise. Dr. Barnett went on to earn her Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland, her Veterinary Medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and her Master of Public Health at Benedictine University in Illinois. She is also Board Eligible after completing her studies at the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
She completed an Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship at Griggs, O’Neal & Kidder, Lexington, Kentucky, and a Public Health Internship at the Virginia Department of Health, Rappahannock Rapidan Health District. She is a member of the AVMA, APHA and AAPHV.
Dr. Barnett has volunteered her time and talents to the Diocese of Arlington Medical Missionaries to Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, the RRMC Medical Reserve Corps, the Diocese of Arlington Strategic Planning Committee, Destination Imagination, Sunshine Math, and Coach for Chantilly Youth Basketball.
Dr. Barnett enjoys reading, antiques, and travel. Her family, husband, and two children, are extended by two Corgis and three cats.