Originally from western Montana, Dr. Barrera received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami. She then returned to the west and obtained her DVM from Colorado State University in 2006. Enjoying living in new areas, Dr. Barrera then completed a rotating internship at Animal Surgical and Emergency Center in Los Angeles, CA, followed by a surgical internship at Oregon State University. She then returned to Colorado State University to complete a residency in small animal surgery, followed by a rigorous one-year fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center. Dr. Barrera has presented and published articles in the areas of endocrine and minimally-invasive surgery.
Jess complements our present staff by bringing a strong interest in soft tissue minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, surgical trauma, and endocrine surgery.
Jess is thrilled to remain in Colorado with her husband John and their swimming English bulldog, Carter. For fun, she enjoys travel, climbing 14ers, backpacking, cooking, mountain biking, and reading.
Jess's sense of humor and enthusiasm makes her a wonderful new addition to the team of VSNC. She is happy to make herself available to you to discuss cases and review radiographs give her a call!
Dr. Barrera is available for consultations and surgery Wednesday through Saturday at VSNC. She partners with the other surgeons to provide emergency surgical services 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year.