Jennifer J. Barenie, DVM
Dr. Barenie graduated from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She has worked in various small animal practices in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana. She joined the Deer Run Team in 2013 and is very excited about providing high quality medicine to her patients. Special Interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology and dentistry.
A "region rat" at heart, she and her husband Paul moved back to the area in 1998 to remain close to family. They have one daughter, Jessica.
Their animal family includes 4 cats--"Abby", "Ringo", "Roxy", and "Miguel", various fish, a guinea pig named "Lolly" and an ancient cockatiel named "Muczka". Each animal seems to earn his keep in some way; family cats show up to purr in Dr. B's face in the morning, the male cats provide comic relief, the fish are the cats' "TV", and the guinea pig is cute and cuddly; but all the bird knows is to how to ask for Cheerios by name and sing a jumbled mix of "Andy Griffith" and "Eine Kleine Nacht Music".
In her spare time, Dr. Barenie enjoys camping, cross-stitch, jogging, playing piano, lectoring at church, and visiting family.
Deer Run Animal Hospital is so pleased to have Dr. Barenie join our practice family! Dr. Barenie will be providing our surgical and dental care as well as seeing patients for medical cases.