Dr. Barbara Monaghan grew up between Biddeford, Maine and Miami Lakes, Florida.
As the daughter of thoroughbred race horse trainers, she discovered Auburn University where she attended veterinary school and graduated magna cum laude in 1991. After practicing in New Orleans, Louisiana and Opelika, Alabama, Dr. Monaghan purchased Kelley Animal Hospital in 1997 and later partnered with Drs. Martin and Williams to open Liberty Animal Hospital in 2002.
Dr. Monaghan is active in all areas of companion animal medicine including orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, pocket pets and she has a special interest in dentistry and oncology. She is also active in organized medicine and currently sits as the Chair of the Council of Veterinary Service for the American Veterinary Medical Association, past-President of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, past-President of the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association, and sits on the Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation. She is a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, Junior Achievement and a past board member of Children’s Aid Society. She received Auburn University’s Young Achiever Award in 2001 and Alabama Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2008.
Dr. Monaghan is married with three children, two dogs, two cats and a pony. She and her husband are both pilots. She enjoys competing in marathons and triathlons and reading.