We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ashlee Barr has joined the Balanced Pets team as an Associate Veterinarian! The addition of Dr. Barr to our staff allows us to consistently offer an array of holistic, conventional, and surgical services not previously available at Balanced Pets, and we are so very excited to welcome her aboard!!

About Dr. Barr

Dr. Barr graduated from Clemson University in 2005 with a degree in Animal Science as well as a minor in Spanish. During her time at Clemson, she was a member of the women’s varsity rowing team. After graduation, Dr. Barr attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After completing an internship at an equine specialty center in Ocala, Florida Dr. Barr moved to Seneca, South Carolina where she joined a mixed animal practice serving both large and small animals.

Dr. Barr’s love for both animals and travel took her to the island of Puerto Rico where she spent three years practicing mixed animal medicine and surgery. While there she discovered a real passion for education and continued to follow her dream of working in the field of veterinary medicine around the globe.  It was in Guatemala that she was first introduced to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). After witnessing firsthand how TCVM benefited her own dog, Deuce, she was so intrigued by this approach to veterinary medicine that she decided to pursue her education in acupuncture and herbal medicine through the Chi Institute. Dr. Barr completed her certifications to practice these specialized modalities in 2018 and has been practicing TCVM in the Upstate since that time.

When practicing, Dr. Barr likes to slow down and pay attention to the entire animal. During every examination she considers environment, lifestyle, genetics, exercise, nutrition, and an individual pet’s constitution when formulating recommendations. She has a special interest in geriatric patient care and strengthening the patient/client relationship through education and gentle modification.

Dr. Barr lives in Simpsonville with her husband, Philip, their son Everett and daughter Iris. Their dog, Lexi, and cat, Decaf, love the benefits of having an acupuncturist mom!

Quality Pet Care At Balanced Pets

The addition of Dr. Barr to our staff means we’ve added services to provide the best possible care for your pets. At Balanced Pets, we value your pets as more than pets, but as valued members of your family and our clinic. Come explore our integrative approach to pet medicine through our more than qualified veterinary doctors!