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 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. 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. She is excited to join the Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital team!!
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.