Meet Our Veterinarians
Dr. Karen Kennedy
Dr. Karen Kennedy received both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia. She worked in research for Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency before earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University. Dr. Kennedy is a member of the AVMA and NCVMA.
Dr. Kennedy knew she wanted to be a veterinarian as early as elementary school. Her devotion to animals is evident in both her professional and personal life. The current menagerie consists of five dogs, three cats, and two horses. Her latest undertaking is doing agility training with her Gordon Setters. She enjoys life on the farm with her family and friends.
Dr. Vicki McCall
Dr. Vicki McCall received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State in 2005. Despite living in Raleigh for four years, she remains an avid Tar Heel fan.
Dr. McCall is passionate about nurturing the special bond between people and their pets, and is proud to be a member of the caring veterinarians at Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital. Her special interests include pain management and dentistry.
Dr. McCall enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan, along with their two dogs Roscoe and Penny, and their 2 cats Chewbacca and Elvis.
Dr. Kelly Barker
Dr. Barker has received a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Elon University, a Bachelors degree in Animal Science from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical University. She completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Barker loves every aspect of medicine. She is a member of the AVMA and the NCVMA.
Dr. Barker followed in her fathers footsteps becoming a second generation veterinarian. She gained years of essential experience assisting her father in his veterinary practice in Eden, NC during high school and college. Dr. Barker has given many lost “babies” a better life, including fifteen cats and a Greyhound, Magie “MooCow” who was adopted her last year in veterinary school. She enjoys spending time with her “babies”, friends, and family.
Dr. Jessica Taylor
Dr. Jessica Taylor grew up in Georgia, but has called North Carolina home since 1998. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2000, and she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.
As member of Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Taylor looks forward to helping owners strengthen the bonds with their pets through preventative care and education. She has special interests in cardiology, pain and arthritis management, and endocrine diseases such as diabetes. She is a member of the American and North Carolina Veterinary Medical Associations.
Dr. Taylor lives with her husband, two beautiful daughters, a lazy hound dog, Indiana, and a very bossy, but adorable cat, Theo. She enjoys volunteering in her church and the community, including with Feral Cat Adoption and Placement. In her rare free time, she loves spending time with her family, especially outdoors, running, and reading.
Dr. Katelyn Cobb
Dr. Katelyn Cobb joined that team at GJVH in October of 2017. Although originally from Ohio, Dr. Cobb moved to the Triad when she was 16 and has since called the Greensboro area home. She attended UNCG for her undergraduate degree in mathematics with a teaching licensure. She decided to pursue her true passion of veterinary medicine in 2011 and graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2017.
Dr. Cobb loves treating dermatologic disease including everything from allergies to life threatening skin disease. She loves dermatology so much that she adopted a puppy named Tommy with a serious skin condition who is quite the celebrity on Instagram. You can follow him @Tommythecrustypuppy to learn more about his disease and follow his progress. She also enjoys wellness care and educating clients on making healthy choices for their beloved pets.
When Dr. Cobb is not at work she spends her free time with her husband, Zach, and her geriatric boxer, Peyton. She also has four kitties named Tiger, Lily, Stevie, and Knox. Dr. Cobb’s hobbies include building shabby chic furniture, running, and gardening