Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Mesa Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Pueblo, CO. The professional and courteous staff at Mesa Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Mesa Veterinary Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Pueblo, CO and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Mesa Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

    Front Desk / Reception

  • Shaniqua, CCS, VA

    Lead Client Care Specialist, Veterinary Assistant, CCS

    Shaniqua has been with the clinic for a number of years. She is our Lead Client Care…
  • Stephanie, CCS

    Client Care Specialist

    Stephanie joined our team in 2015 bringing years of experience in veterinary client…
  • Dee, CCS

    Client Care Specialist

    Dee joined us in 2017 and has worked other areas in the clinic but prefers the front…
  • Kersten, CCS, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Kersten joined us in 2019 and brings a passion for pets, photography and learning. She…
  • Kelsey, CCS, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Kelsey joined us in 2020 and is a Pima Medical Institute Veterinary Assistant…
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    Cynthia, CCS, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Cynthia is Pima Medical Institute Veterinary Assistant graduate and came to us with large…
  • Brianna, CCS, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Brianna joined us in December 2020 with the goal of becoming a veterinarian.  She is…
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    Ashley, CCS

    Client Care Specialist

    Ashley joined us in February 2021 and is a pre-vet student at CSU-P.  She is gaining…
  • Heather, CCS, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Heather came to us in February 2021 with a Veterinary Assistant Certificate.  She is…


  • Duane

    Maintenance Technician

    Duane joins us from Oklahoma and has been part of our Mesa family since 2017.  He is…

    Office Staff

  • Kari C, CVT, BS

    Inventory Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kari grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa where she was active in 4-H, Hunter/ Jumpers, and CREW.…
  • Monica, CVT, BS

    Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician

    Monica joined the clinic in January 2016.  She graduated from Fairmont State College…

    Veterinarian & Practice Owner

  • Dr. Joseph Barker, DVM

    Owner, Veterinarian

    Dr. Barker is a 1994 graduate of Colorado State University Veterinary Medicine program. He…
  • Dr. Tiffany J. Barr, DVM

    Owner, Veterinarian

    Dr. Tiffany Barr is a 2008 graduate of Colorado State University and has been at Mesa Vet…


  • Dr. Robert C. Barr, DVM

    Previous Owner, Veterinarian

    Dr. Robert Barr is a 1975 graduate of Colorado State University and brings over 40 years…
  • Dr. Matthew Braunschmidt, DVM

    Associate, Veterinarian

    Dr. Matt grew up on a small acreage just outside of Lennox, South Dakota. He was active in…
  • Dr. James Fitzgerald, DVM

    Associate, Veterinarian

    Dr. Fitzgerald is a native to Pueblo and graduated from veterinary school at Colorado…
  • Dr. Tara Renkes, DVM

    Associate, Veterinarian

    Dr. Tara Renkes comes to us from Tuskegee University joining our clinic in July…
  • Dr. Nicole A. Burke, DVM

    Associate, Veterinarian

    Dr. Nicole Burke joined our clinic in August 2019 from Tuskegee University.  She is…

    Veterinary Assistant

  • Katie, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Katie came to us in 2016 with humane society experience.  She is quite the…
  • Nadja, VA, BS

    Veterinary Assistant

    Nadja comes to us from Floridia with zoo experience and great deal of knowledge.  She…
  • Dovvie, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Dovvie began volunteering with us in 2018 to learn more about the veterinary…
  • Aimee, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Aimee came to us from Texas in 2019 with horse experience. Her music loving spunky…
  • Shelby, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Shelby is a Pueblo native who joined our team with a passion for patient care and a…
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    Tayler, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Tayler joined us in 2020 with an eagerness to learn and a passion for pet care.  She…
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    Virgil, VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    Virgil originally started with us as a volunteer and showed so much dedication and work…

    Veterinary Technicians

  • Nicole, VT

    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Nicki is a Pueblo native, she graduated from Bel-Rea in 2002 and has been working at Mesa…
  • Sandra, VT

    Triage Lead Veterinary Technician

    Sandra has been a vet tech since 1982, and holds an Associate degree in Animal Health…
  • Kari J, VT

    Large Animal Area Lead Veterinary Technician

    Kari started working as a veterinary technician at Mesa Vet in 1990. She loves the baby…
  • Adrianne, VT

    VT, Surgery Lead Veterinary Technician

    Adrianne joined our Mesa team in 2017.  She brought strong technical skills and is…
  • Amanda, CVT

    Small Animal Care Lead Veterinary Technician, CVT

    Amanda is a CVT that joined our team in 2018.  She graduated from Pima Medical…
  • Cecily, VT

    VT, Laboratory Area Lead Veterinary Technician

    Cecily joined our team in 2016 with years of behavioral experience from working in kennel…
  • Brenna, VT

    VT, After Hours Lead Veterinary Technician

    Brenna is a veterinary assistant graduate from Pima Medical Institute and joined our team…
  • Crystal, VT

    VT, Lead Dental Veterinary Technician

    Crystal came to us with experience from her home town of Canon City.  She is our Lead…
  • Rebecca, VT

    VT, Veterinary Technician

    Rebecca is a veterinary assistant graduate from the Colorado Academy of Veterinary…
  • Paige, VT

    VT, Safety Coordinator

    Paige is a 2017 graduate from Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs Veterinary Assistant…
  • Emily, VT, BS

    VT, Veterinary Technician

    Emily began her time with us as a volunteer wanting to gain experience for her goal of…
  • Savanah, VT

    VT, Veterinary Technician

    Savanah is a 2017 graduate from Pima Medical Institute Veterinary Assistant Program and is…
  • Amber, VT

    VT, Veterinary Technician

    Amber is 2019 graduate from the Pima Medical Institute Veterinary Assistant Program and…
  • Mattie, VT

    VT, Veterinary Technician

    Mattie is a graduate from the Pima Medical Institute Veterinary Assistant Program. …
  • Megan, VT

    VT, Veterinary Technician

    Megan joined us in 2020 with 5 years clinical experience.  She is also a Pima Medical…