Dr. Barnes was born and raised in Northern Arizona.She graduated from Sul Ross State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Health Management.For 14 years she worked as a veterinary technician prior to attending Colorado State University where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.She began her career as a Veterinarian practicing in small animal medicine and surgery clinics in Mesa and Tucson.In 2001 she completed the certification course in veterinary acupuncture offered by CSU.More recently she practiced emergency medicine and critical care in the greater Phoenix area until 2006.Dr Barnes purchased Westside Veterinary Clinic in June of 2006 in order to continue to study Eastern and Western herbs, nutrition and manipulative therapies.She lives in Flagstaff with her husband and 3 Jack Russell Terriers.
Linda Rae Westbrook, DVM
Dr. Westbrook was born and raised in Flagstaff.She graduated from Flagstaff High School and continued her education at Northern Arizona University.After completing her pre-veterinary requirements at NAU she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1988.She began her career as a practicing veterinarian at a small animal and equine hospital in Dewey, AZ.Following that she managed two different hospitals for a specialty group in Sacramento.She returned to Flagstaff in 2001 to practice at the Second Chance Center for Animals.Dr. Westbrook became interested in acupuncture and alternative modalities.She completed her coursework and an internship through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2005, and became certified in 2009.She moved to Continental Animal Wellness Center in June 2006 to begin seeing her own patients, and built a loyal clientele.Dr. Westbrook moved to Westside Veterinary Clinic in 2008 in order to explore all avenues of healing following an accurate diagnosis.Linda Rae Westbrook lives in Flagstaff with her husband Paul, horses, dogs and cats.
LeAnn Romans, DVM
Dr. Romans graduated from Colorado State University in 2008. She initially intended to become a long-haul truck driver like her father, but made a detour into veterinary medicine instead. She has worked in a combination of general practice and emergency clinics. In addition to performing standard western medicine, Dr. Romans is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. She is also in the process of mastering the arts of herbal medicine and physical rehabilitation. Her husband, who is also a veterinarian, has limited her pet collection to three dogs, one (one-eyed) cat and a turtle. When she is not playing with clients’ pets, she is often spending time with her family, traveling, or training for something far shorter than a marathon. She also seems to spend an unnecessary amount of time dressing her favorite dog in bow ties.