Our Staff

Our Staff

Dr. Barnes

We would like to introduce you to Dr. Mandy Barnes, who recently joined our team at Laurel East Animal Center.

Dr. Barnes was born and raised south of Billings and is forever a country gal. She received her DVM from Washington State University in 2005 and became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but is particularly fond of soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Barnes likes to be outdoors riding horses, fly fishing, camping, or just exploring. Her own pets include four horses, a cow, five cats and a boxer named Gabe.



Our Policies


To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delay is inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.

Hospital Admittance

For the safety of your pet and the others at our facility, all animals admitted to our hospital must have current vaccinations, administered by a licensed veterinarian. For dogs, this includes; rabies, distemper, and bordetella. Cats must have current rabies and feline distemper vaccinations.


To ensure that your prescription refills are ready when you need them, please call in advance. In order to prescribe any medications, your pet must have had an examination within the past year.

Patient Arrival

For your protection, and that of others, all dogs must be on a leash and properly controlled while in the waiting area or exam rooms.

All cats must be presented in an appropriate cat carrier or on a leash.

Even though we make every effort to make our patients feel comfortable during visits, they may be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings and other pets. This is one of the reasons we ask you to restrain your pet. We recommend that animals be placed on a leash or in pet carriers before entering the waiting room.

For your convenience, drop-off appointments are available. A "drop off" means you could bring your pet and leave him/her with us for a couple of hours. Usually we will ask you to drop off sometime in the morning so our doctor may examine the patient between appointments or at the time reserved for admitted patients. Once the examination or procedure is completed, we will call you to discuss the diagnosis or treatment and give you discharge instructions.


Laurel East Animal Center requires full payment at the time that services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover American Express, and cash or personal checks. For clients who qualify, we also accept CareCredit.