Dr. Valerie D. Bryson, Medical Director
We are very excited to have Dr. Valerie Bryson assume control of our hospital. She brings 17 years of high-quality medical experience to Barks. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2004. After spending 6 years training under an avian specialist in Arizona, she went on to establish her own following in small animal and exotic pet medicine. She has treated large animals, such as bears, in zoo settings, all the way down to exotic birds, reptiles, rabbits and koi fish. She is well respected in her field and accepts frequent referrals. Dr. Bryson excels in all types of soft tissue surgery and dentistry and enjoys bonding with her patients. She believes in assessing the whole pet, not just the disease process and understands the importance of the human/animal bond. She is a lover of dogs, big and small. Dr. Bryson shares her home with her four beautiful children and four comedic guinea pigs. She is an avid runner and enjoys playing piano in her free time. The Miami Half Marathon, the Rock ‘n Roll Nashville Half Marathon, and the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom 10 mile Run are some of her recent accomplishments, with a Spartan race on the agenda for later this fall. Come spend a little time with Dr. Bryson and you’ll see why we are so happy she’s joined us!