Lelia Barden, DVM

Intern Veterinarian

Originally from Stamford, Connecticut Dr. Barden received her undergraduate degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She then worked as groom at Coolmore America and Australia before pursuing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at St. George’s University. Dr. Barden developed a passion for diagnostic imaging during veterinary school and decided to pursue specialty training to build a solid foundation before pursuing a career as a radiologist. She concluded a one-year rotating internship at Louisiana State University before accepting an equine surgical internship position at Petaluma Equine.  


Dr. Barden loves the great outdoors and spends her free time pursuing athletic adventures on the water or in the mountains.  Dr. Barden loves sailing, rock climbing, hiking and golf. She is a certified SCUBA Diver and particularly enjoys diving with nurse sharks.