Dr. Jace King, DVM

Dr. Jace King was born and raised in South Central Utah in the small town of Monroe. He grew up on and spent most of his time working at the family livestock auction and cattle ranch. His interest and desire for veterinary medicine started at a young age. While working with and tending to all the different animals.

Following high school, he attended Southern Utah University majoring in Biology with a Zoology emphasis. He was then accepted into the Veterinary Medicine Program at Colorado State University where he graduated in May 2006. Upon graduation, he moved to the St. George area to begin his career as a Veterinarian.

His veterinary interests include oncology, chemotherapy, internal medicine, client education / communication, bovine medicine, and orthopedic surgery.

Some of his hobbies include playing and coaching sports, snowboarding, wakeboarding, boating, camping, riding horses, working with cattle and just relaxing with his family.

Dr. Clayton Barton, DVM

Dr. Clayton Barton grew up in a rural town in Southern Utah. Growing up in Orderville Utah gave Dr. Barton the opportunity to have and be around many animals. He acquired a love for animals at a young age. That’s when he decided he wanted to be a veterinarian. After high school Dr. Barton attended Southern Utah University majoring in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry.

In 1998 he was accepted into the Veterinary Training Program at Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2002. Following graduation he was an associate veterinarian at a small animal clinic in Boulder City, Nevada.

Dr. Barton and his family moved to Lehi, Utah in 2003 where he worked at a renowned Equine Clinic in South Jordan, Utah.

Working at these two clinics has given him the knowledge and skills that he uses in his practice of medicine today. Dr. Barton and his wife are from Southern Utah and they felt a need to be closer to family. They are glad to be back in Southern Utah. Dr. Barton and his wife Calie are the proud parents of 4 children. He is excited to partner with Dr. Jace King. Both have a great desire to provide their clients and patients with the best quality care.

Dr. Arden Gillespie, DVM

Dr. Arden Gillespie grew up in the small town of Kanab, Utah. At an early age he knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. He took every opportunity he could to spend time with the local doctors and learn what it would take to achieve this goal.

Following graduation from high school, he attended Utah State University majoring in Bioveterinary Science with minors in animal nutrition and chemistry. Dr. Gillespie graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine with his DVM in 2003.

His career has taken many paths before bringing him to Washington Family Veterinary Clinic. He spent the first 9 years in a busy small animal emergency clinic in West Jordan before moving to a clinic in Saratoga Springs where he spent 6 years as a general practitioner. He is also a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve and has served one tour in Afghanistan as the Theater Veterinarian for all U.S. and NATO Forces. He is happy to be home in Southern Utah with his wife and children and is excited to bring his experience and skills to share with you and your pets.


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