Brian Barnett, DVM MBA
Brian is an Army Brat who was born in West Germany and speaks fluent Bavarian. Growing up, he was the beneficiary of plenty of flux and change throughout his formative years. Brian earned his B.S. in Zoology from Auburn University and continued his education there earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. While working as a full-time veterinary associate, he went on to obtain his MBA from the Wake Forest University School of Business in 2000.
Brian serves as the Staff Veterinarian for Trone Brand Energy in High Point, NC, a marketing company known nationally as a pet product marketing specialist. He currently owns two veterinary practices in North Carolina. He is also a member of Veterinary Management Group (VMG 21). He has experienced the full cycle of the veterinary industry, purchasing an existing multi-doctor practice, Randolph Animal Hospital in 2002, and starting a new practice, Biscoe Pet Hospital in 2016. He actively practices medicine and performs surgical procedures, to include complex orthopedics on a full- time basis. Therefore, he understands the challenges faced by veterinarians on a day-to-day basis in keeping their businesses thriving, relevant and profitable. He is also keenly aware of the demanding environment of the veterinarian’s plight in maintaining a strong client-base in the current veterinary industry.
Brian shares his life with his wife, Shea, a key partner in his business pursuits, his three children, Lucy Kate, Sullivan and Hayes, his three Terriers, Mr. Wilson, Betty and Reynolds and the family cat, Stella. Outside of his veterinary ventures, Brian enjoys weight lifting/fitness training, coin collecting, traveling, reading and any endeavor that involves the outdoors.