Expert Care, Compassionate Service
At Goldorado Animal Hospital, our experienced team of professionals is committed to providing high-quality, individualized care. We serve with passion and a dedication to excellence. When you choose our hospital, you’re choosing the best care possible.
Meet Our Team
Dr. David Barnes
Dr. David Barnes knew he wanted to be a veterinarian since he was nine years old, when he and his brother rescued and tamed snakes, chipmunks, and even a magpie. He later worked for local veterinarians while attending high school. Dr. Barnes earned his undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis in 1979, where he was awarded a University of California Regents Scholarship for highest honors. Dr. Barnes spent two years on a Christian mission in Spain, where he had also attended most of high school while his family lived there. In 1983, Dr. Barnes earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis and moved to Cameron Park. After working at the San Francisco Zoo for a year, Dr. Barnes practiced at other veterinary clinics in the area. He established Goldorado Animal Hospital in 1989.
With over 30 years of medical and surgical experience, Dr. Barnes is often sought out to consult on difficult cases and to provide second opinions. He raised five sons in Cameron Park, and now has six stepchildren. He is passionate about a life dedicated to curing animals, enjoying his grandchildren, and traveling. Dr. Barnes has become an avid road biker, putting in hundreds of miles every month. He enjoys gardening, golf, and seeing the world with his wife.
Dr. Megan Miller
Dr. Megan Miller has trained and competed in dog agility for over 15 years. At a very young age, Dr. Miller realized she wanted to give back to the dog sport community by becoming a veterinarian. She attended UC Davis for both her bachelor and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. When her school schedule allowed, Dr. Miller worked as a dog trainer and would always make time to educate veterinary school colleagues about positive reinforcement training. Dr. Miller has special interests in preventative medicine, animal behavior, and physical rehabilitation. She believes client education is vitally important in providing patients with the best care. Dr. Miller is also Fear Free certified and strives to decrease her patients’ fear and anxiety associated with veterinary visits. Outside of work, Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and making people smile through photography and videography. She lives with and trains two Border collies, Reckon and Mae.
Dr. Stacy Michaelis
Dr. Michaelis grew up always knowing she would become a veterinarian, beginning with examining and helping her Lion King figurines at 5 years old. In middle school and high school, she began volunteering at animal hospitals, growing her love for both medicine and pets.
Dr. Michaelis is excited to join the team at Goldorado Animal after 3 years practicing in Granite Bay. She graduated from Humboldt State University in 2013 with a degree in cellular/molecular biology and a minor in chemistry. She continued her education at Kansas State University, graduating with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. After returning home to California to be near family, Dr. Michaelis began her veterinary career, where she found a passion for both preventative and internal medicine.
When Dr. Michaelis is not in the office helping patients, she can be found reading, gaming, and singing & playing piano with her husband. She also enjoys spending time with her parents, siblings, and sweet niece & nephews. Dr. Michaelis has rescued 3 cats, 2 dogs, and looks forward to adding horses to the family soon.
Dr. Audrey Sloan
Dr. Audrey loves being a veterinarian because it combines two of her passions- her love for helping animals, as well as her love for helping people. Dr. Audrey enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but enjoys surgery and wound management the most.
Dr. Audrey graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology. After this, Dr. Audrey continued on to Oklahoma State University, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating from veterinary school, she worked as an Emergency Medicine clinician before switching to general practice.
When Dr. Audrey is not treating her patients, she can be found outside boating the Delta and nearby lakes with her Australian Cattle Dogs. A fun fact about Dr. Audrey is that she is a former nationally ranked competitive swimmer and raced for almost 20 years.
My goal at Goldorado is to be able to give back to our community by providing excellent veterinary care with a compassionate attitude.
Dr. Erin McCarty
Dr. Erin McCarty has been working in the veterinary field since the age of 13. When she was 5, she watched a colic surgery on a horse and knew without a doubt that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She earned he Bachelor of Science in Genetics at UC Davis and went on to pursue her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine there as well. While attending school, she worked as a veterinary technician and as a tutor to other veterinary students, graduating with Honors in 2010. Her veterinary interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine to name a few. While in school she donated many weekends spaying feral cats for "Fix our Ferals" in Fairfield and Oakland. Volunteering at the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek she gained internal medicine and surgery experience. Dr. McCarty enjoys spending time with her husband and their numerous rescue animals. She has a passion for horseback riding and has developed a special bond with a rescued palomino Morgan named “Ashwin.” As a team, the two have accomplished so much. Other hobbies include hiking, gardening, home improvement, and traveling. She is excited to rejoin the Goldorado family and offer high quality medicine and friendly service as one of their "other family doctors.
Leah has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years and loves the industry. She has worked as a technician, as well as an office manager for over 13 years, where she oversaw all operations in a large and small hospital with multiple doctors. Goldorado Animal Hospital is lucky to have her energy and enthusiasm as she leads our team of employees. Leah helps foster our family environment, where clients and employees feel at home with our collective love for patients.
Leah has lived in El Dorado County since 1985, where she raised her children and filled her life with a love for animals and outdoor activities, including swimming, camping, BBQ’s, and bowling. Her family resides on a little ranch in Garden Valley with horses, dogs, and cats; she is always happy to answer animal care questions for her neighbors. Currently, Leah has added a parrot to the menagerie.