About Dr. Meredith Barker:
For Dr. Barker, pets are family. With a decade of experience in practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Barker is passionate about fostering that special family bond between her clients and their pets. While she loves snuggling with puppies and kittens every day, she dedicates a lot of her time to caring for pets in their senior years of life.
Dr. Barker is focused on helping pets manage painful conditions such as acute injuries, arthritis, and cancer to give them the best life possible.
As an Elite Certified Fear Free Veterinarian, Dr. Barker has special training to lower fear, anxiety, and stress for each and every one of her patients. She is certified in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. By integrating Eastern medicine into her treatment repertoire, Dr. Barker helps her patients benefit from an integrated approach to case management. She feels strongly that offering such a wide array of options and treatment modalities in the comfort of your pet’s home is what sets Great Paws apart.
Dr. Barker is a Virginia native. Growing up in Great Falls and McLean, VA, she attended The Madeira School and graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. In 2010, she began working as a small animal veterinarian at a busy practice in Alexandria, and then returned to her hometown, caring for patients throughout Great Falls. In her free time, Dr. Barker loves spending time with her husband and three beautiful kids. On weekends, she doubles as a Horse Show mom and can be seen ringside with her husband and son cheering on their daughters. Dr. Barker’s four-legged children include an array of dogs, cats, and ponies.