Welcome to Barnes Veterinary Hospital, formerly known as Shaw Veterinary Clinic. Thank you for choosing this hospital for your pet's health care needs. Established in 1983 by Drs. Roger and Donna Shaw, the goal has been to provide high quality medical care for your pets. In January of 2023, Drs. Roger and Donna retired and passed on the practice to Dr. Danielle Barnes. Dr. Barnes is continuing with a full line of pet foods, surgical services, in-house blood analyzing equipment, dental procedures with cleaning and polishing, cold laser therapy for arthritis and wound healing, digital radiography along with much more. We hope you enjoy browsing through our website. Please feel free to offer feedback about our services and staff. If you are interested in a tour to see our facility, please give us a call at (870) 856-3243. We can arrange a tour and introduce you to our staff members.
We recommend Hill's Prescription foods and Science Diet pet foods. We carry puppy food, adult dog maintenance food, and special gastrointestinal foods. If your pet needs a specific Hill's Prescription food or Science Diet food that we do not have in stock, we can order the item and have your pet's food delivered. Our doctor is glad to offer you nutritional consultations. We can offer the best food to maintain optimal health for your pet.
The spacious examination rooms of Barnes Veterinary Hospital are constructed with your comfort in mind. We believe that adequate client education is of utmost importance and we routinely offer pamphlets explaining various diseases along with information about preventative medications. Our doctor will perform a thorough exam on your pet in order to identify potential problems and suggest blood testing to verify your pet's health.
Assistants will help hold your pets so you can rest easy that we are providing you and your pet with the best health care possible. We look forward to seeing you and your pets at our hospital and informing you of the various services we offer. Please browse through our website to familiarize yourself with our staff members and our facilities. If you have specific questions, please call (870) 856-3243 and a staff member will help you.
We offer in-house laboratory testing with the most up-to-date blood analyzing equipment for your pet. We can obtain a CBC which gives us information regarding your pet's RBC and WBC count along with Metabolic Profile testing to assess the functions of your pet's liver, kidney, and thyroid within a few hours. We can obtain results of your pet's blood tests quickly allowing us to develop a treatment plan. We are able to assess your pet's thyroid function to perform T4 testing and analyze samples for intestinal parasites and screen for heartworm disease. Our in-house diagnostic lab speeds up the time in getting results of your pet's blood tests.
We offer dental procedures on an appointment basis. If your pet has a foul odor coming from the mouth, then your pet may be in need of some dental work. If your pet is older, Dr. Barnes may want to perform pre-operative blood testing to verify your pet's body functions are optimal. If you feel your pet may benefit from a dental procedure, call us at (870) 856-3243 to set up a dental exam. The doctor can examine your pet's mouth and give you a better idea of total costs, possible extractions, and medications.. All pets are monitored during dental procedures to watch respiration, oxygen concentrations, heart rate, and pulse.
We have all seen how some pets get distressed when a veterinarian attempts to measure vital signs. To make the process easier on the pet, we utilize the VetGuardian to collect the pet's vital signs and deliver the information to various devices via different platforms (laptop, phone, etc). The photo shows the monitoring device (grey box) mounted outside the pet's cage with no wires attached to the pet. The monitor gathers the pet's vital signs then transmits to the laptop displaying the pet's heart rate, real time video, and respiration rate. We can continuously monitor vital signs from multiple devices at multiple locations via a web-based interface. This device helps us watch over your pets in a stress-free manner enabling clinical efficiency and better veterinary care for your pets. We are committed to improving the quality of our veterinary care facility as our goal is to provide the best medical care possible for your pets.
Lesley Woodard and Chastity Alexander are present at the front desk to answer the phone and help you with your needs either giving information about pet health care or scheduling appointments. Lesley and Chastity assist with your appointments, answer questions regarding your pet's health care, and keep our office organized to run efficiently.
Please call (870) 856-3243 if you have questions, want to place an order for a refill on your pet's medication, or schedule an appointment. We look forward to providing you and your pet with optimal veterinary health care.
Services for your pets
We offer a wide variety of surgical options ranging from spaying, neutering, and dental procedures to some orthopedic surgeries and therapeutic laser treatment. Our staff members assist Dr. Barnes with surgical procedures, evaluate your pet's vital signs (respiration, heart rate, and oxygen) with the pulse oximetry monitor while they are undergoing anesthesia. The cold laser therapy is used in situations to promote healing and reduce inflammation. Dr. Barnes also administers laser therapy to the incision sites after surgical procedures to promote healing and decrease discomfort. If you have questions regarding the health care of your pet, give us a call at (870) 856-3243.
We offer digital radiography that allows us to take radiographs quickly and more efficiently. If needed, we can email copies of your pet's radiographs to a veterinary specialist for a second opinion or referral. We are also able to make copies to provide for you to keep in your records. We may refer your pet's radiographs to Dr. LeeAnn Pack of Southland Vets for consultation as a second opinion. Dr. Pack is board certified in radiology and is a valuable asset to our practice.
Dr. Danielle Barnes graduated from Calico Rock School in 2004 then attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a pre-veterinary emphasis and minor in chemistry. She graduated in 2015 from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies, with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She is married to Shannan Barnes and they have two beautiful girls--Charleigh age 7 years and Ryleigh age 5 years. Dr. Barnes established Barnes Veterinary Hospital in January of 2023 taking over the practice formerly know as Shaw Veterinary Clinic founded by Drs. Roger & Donna Shaw in 1983..