VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital

David Barno, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Minnesota


Dr. Barno was born and raised in Minnesota and received his degree from the University of Minnesota in 1980. He began his career at Rock Creek Animal Hospital and continues to enjoy the long term relationships with clients and their families whether they have 2 or 4 legs, fur, feathers or scales. In the photo he is holding Henry, who became a family member 26 years ago.

David enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and has special interests in surgery, dentistry, birds and reptiles.

David and his wife Linda live in Hillsboro and have three children. They keep busy at home taking care of the cattle, horses, tortoises, dogs, cats, birds, etc. A good reason to pursue a veterinary career when you have always had so many critters.

Outside of work David enjoys outdoor activities and good friends.


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 emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.