VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital

Patrick Barnes, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tuskegee University


Dr. Patrick Barnes has always had compassion and love for animals and people. He moved to Philadelphia almost 2 years ago. He is the older brother of three younger sisters. Dr. Barnes grew up in the Maryland/ DC area and was a boy scout, and played childhood sports. He remains an active part of the community. In high school, he was drum major in the marching band. Dr. Patrick Barnes graduated in 2004 from Northwestern High school. In 2008 he graduated from North Carolina A&T Stat University cum laude with a degree in Animal Science, and in 2012 fulfilled his child hood dream of becoming a veterinarian. While at Tuskegee Veterinary School, Dr. Barnes served as a class officer on the executive board, and was a member of the Canine Kennel Club, and Lab Animal Club. With the Kennel Club Dr. Barnes learned some of the in and outs of dog showing. Dr. Barnes is an active member of his church, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. serving on various boards and committees for both.  One of the greatest loves that Dr. Barnes has is time spent with family, friends, and pets (all rescues from a school adoption program).

Why I do what I do: I  take pleasure in Veterinary Medicine because it brings peace to my heart, I consider it a blessing to be be able to help animals.  I enjoy each day working to keep pets healthy and happy and helping owners take care of their pets.
I could not think of a more rewarding profession to combine my passion for medicine and uplifting spirits of pets and pet parents. I consider a huge blessing to work with people with similar goals.

Special Note:  What a blessing Dr Barnes is to us, he has brought so much to our practice and cares for every pet and pet parent that comes into our practice.  He shows so much compassion, care and dedication to every patient and their owner.
He is a huge asset to our practice.



Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at  215-632-2525

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center at 215-750-7884

301 Veterans Highway   Levittown, PA 19056