Barbara has been with the practice on and off for the past 9 years. She started as a Kennel Assistant and enjoyed working closely with the boarding and hospitalized pets. For the past six years she has worked at the front desk as a Client Care Representative and recently Office Manager. She is a pro at the front desk and can get the answer to most any situation that may come her way. She always has a pleasant word for pets and pet parents when they come in the door. She also is our hospice/grief counselor: something she feels a true calling for. Her ability to bring comfort to pet parents in a difficult time is truly remarkable.
Barbara has a house full of pets. They include four dogs-Katie, a black lab; Rex, a boxer; Sophie, a Chihuahua mix, and Bridgett, a terrier mix and a handful. The gang is rounded out with kitty cats Simon, Sassy, and Ruby. Ask Barbara about Hill’s CD stress diet and how it made her cats find peace with each other at her house. She was the one that converted most of the staff with cats to the CD Stress diet and what a difference it has made in everyone's' household!
Barbara enjoys meeting and greeting the pets and their parents when they enter the door of Ridglea West Animal Hospital. She is the “keeper of the treats” at the front desk. It won't take long for your pet to learn the treat routine at check out. She likes seeing how the special diets such as the CD Stress, JD and Metabolic Diets can improve pets’ lives. She also appreciates how Cold Laser Therapy can give immediate relief to pets’ aches and pains. She attributes her years of experiences as a mother and wife for her ability to support and assist clients through difficult decisions and situations.
When not at the animal hospital she enjoys working with the preschoolers at her church. She is very involved with Vacation Bible School each summer and loves working it so much that she schedules vacation time around it. She also enjoys getting together with the girls in her family at Painting With a Twist and creating paintings for her home.