Charles, Practice Manager
Charles grew up in Savannah, GA before attending the University of Chicago and marrying Anne (Dr. Barnes to everyone else). While Dr. Barnes was in dental school, he earned his veterinary degree (DVM) at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA and fell in love with New England. Charles worked in small animal practice (dogs, cats, etc.) in Colorado Springs, CO while Dr. Barnes completed her residency and military service. Although he loved his patients and colleagues, Charles made a family decision to scale back his veterinary practice. He feels that switching from the role of vet to practice manager is a natural one - in both cases his goal is to fix problems and help people feel good about the care they receive.
Outside of the office, Charles enjoys home remodeling projects, hiking and bird watching, and spending time with Anne, Colby, and their pet birds.