• Starting January 20th
    The hospital will be closed with no doctor on call Wednesday the 20th at 5:00pm thru Friday the 22nd at 7:30am. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Richard A. Barta
    Veterinarian, DVM

    Years in Practice: 47

    Education: KSU

  • Dr.
    Kevin Cooper
    Veterinarian, DVM

    Years in Practice: 13

    Education: KSU

  • Dr.
    Laura Erbe
    Veterinarian, DVM

    Education: KSU

  • Paula Tow
    Office Manager

    Years in Practice: 35

  • Johnna Whitfield
    Office Assistant

    Interests: Drag Racing, Sports, Photography

  • Molly Hullinger
    Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice: 2

    Education: ICC-Vet Tech. Program

    Interests: Reading Books

  • Victoria Markham
    Veterinary Technician

    Education: ICC-Vet Tech. Program

    Interests: Equine vaulting

  • Haley Calvert
    Veterinary Assistant

    Interests: Dog Grooming, Dance, Mom to two girls and three dogs

  • Tomi Watson
    Kennel Assistant

    Loves riding horses

  • Autumn Fowler
    Kennel Assistant

    Years in Practice: 1

    Education: ICC-Vet Tech. Program

  • Heather Duffy
    Kennel Assistant

    In the vet tech program at ICC

  • Savannah Axton
    Office Assistant

    Interests: Riding horses, Dog mom of 8, Mother to a perfect little boy


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The staff are professional and kind, they treat the animals owners as worried parents which we all are."
    Shelly B.
  • "Good people, really care about my dogs, have taken my dogs there since the 70's, and two cats"
    Louis C.
  • "I love the staff at Barta Animal Hospital. They are always so kind, efficient and professional. Thank you so much!"
    Amanda S.
  • "We love Barta Animal Hospital!! Dr. Barta and Dr. Cooper are the best, very compassionate and knowledgeable. They have always made us feel like our animals were as important to them as they are to us!"
    Rebecca F.
  • "Every time I have been to your clinic has been a great experience! The staff is outstanding! Thanks for all that you do!"
    Tina R.
  • "Every one at Barta's is very helpful & answered all our questions. We always get our questions answered on the phone too. Our fur babies are always treated with loving care. We are glad Barta was recommended to us!"
    Brent B.

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Independence Office


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7:30 am-6:00 pm


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