After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1972 with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Barnes moved to Colorado. In the 9yrs that he resided there, he held many different jobs ranging from construction to clinic research all while completing his masters in nutrition and ultimately his degree in Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University.
Upon graduation, Dr. Barnes moved to Kansas City where he worked in a mixed practice for 2 1/2 yrs. It was at that time he and his family decided to move back to New England. After working in N. Andover for 3 years, Dr. Barnes set out on his own and opened the Atkinson Equine Practice in 1987. He opened Edgefield in Feb. 1990.
Dr. Barnes received his training in Veterinary Acupuncture from CSU in 1999. He received training in Chiropractic and Advanced Veterinary Chiropractic in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also received specialized training in the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Technique (TTA) for the surgical management of cranial cruciate ligament injuries in dogs. His initial TTA surgical training was in 2007; Dr. Barnes chose to pursue additional training in 2011, 2014 and 2017. He has been performing TTA surgeries successfully since the spring of 2008. Dr. Barnes is a member of the AVMA, NHVMA, MVMA, IVAS and AAEP. He is a past President of the NHVMA and a past Chair of the State Veterinary Ethics Committee.
Brad currently resides in NH with his wife, Diana, their dogs “Finn” & “Dash” and cat “Razzle”. When not working he can be found traveling with his wife, working in the yard, tooling around on his motorcycle or scuba diving anywhere he can. (Source)