Dr. Bonnie Barr grew up in Western Pennsylvania. Her mother and grandfather showed her American Saddlebred horses and Morgan horses, so at a young age, she followed in their footsteps. Later, Dr. Barr showed quarter horses. She was active in 4-H and worked at the local mixed animal veterinary practice. Dr. Barr graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1991. She earned her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania (1993-1997), completed a one-year internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital (1997-1998) and a two-year internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center (1998-2000).
Dr. Barr was a staff member for one year at Texas A&M University before rejoining Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in 2001 as an associate veterinarian specializing in internal medicine. She became boarded in internal medicine in 2003 and, in 2014, a shareholder at the practice. Her areas of special interest include equine neonatology, equine infectious diseases and infectious disease control. Dr. Barr is the co-author of Equine Pediatrics. She enjoys riding horses, watching football and spending time with her husband in her free time.