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Franklin Barnes, Associate Veterinarian


Dr. Barnes is a true Arizona native who grew up on a cotton farm in Coolidge that his grandfather homesteaded in the early 1900s. He attended the University of Arizona and earned a Bachelors degree in Animal Science then received his veterinary degree from Colorado State. In the summer of 1983 he opened VCA Del Lago Animal Hospital in its original location in the Mercado Del Lago Center. The hospital has undergone several remodels and moves. VCA Del Lago has been in this location since July of 2007.

Dr. Barnes feels very fortunate to be practicing what he loves to do. The medical aspects he enjoys most are the challenges of diagnostics and surgery. He is very appreciative to work with such caring owners and their fabulous pets.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Connie and their sons, Matt and Alex. They share their home with 3 small dogs, Bo the Yorkie, Lola the large chihuahua, and Paco, the special needs chihuahua.

Howard Barnes

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