Dr. Laws-Barnes earned her DVM from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and she is also a Fear Free Certified Professional. She has always known that her greatest gift is her desire to serve and assist others. This, along with her compassion for animals, presented a gratifying opportunity for a career in veterinary medicine. So, she started to prepare for her chosen path by attending specialized programs and working diligently in her course work. Dr. Laws-Barnes also took on volunteer opportunities while completing her undergraduate degree. Along her journey, she has learned that every day presents a great opportunity to gain more knowledge, achieve more goals, to help more people, and to strive to be her greatest good. She is excited to be a member of the VHA team, and sees it as a great opportunity to help protect and enhance the lives of animals while nurturing the bond between pets and their owners.
Dr. Laws-Barnes is married to her college sweetheart and together they have a one-eyed Pomeranian named Dr. Leo Winks. Outside of her job, she enjoys traveling, crafts, and outdoor adventures.