Dr. Barker received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Tennessee State University and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in May 1998. He has been an associate at Copeland Veterinary Hospital since June 1998. Dr. Barker is married to Mika Barker who is a nurse at CRMC. He has two children, his son Garrett and his daughter Ally who both attend Algood Middle School. He is an active member of the community and serves on several boards including the Putnam County Animal Shelter, the TTU Animal Use Committee and the Putnam County Library Board. Currently, he and his family share their home with 2 dogs and 7 cats.