At a young age I knew that I loved animals. As a child I had several pets ranging from cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses. I learned how to care for them and enjoy their company. I began working in accounting and soon realized it did not bring me joy. I was encouraged by an old friend to pursue my passion to work with animals. As Confucius said "Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life". I began work as a veterinarian assistant in 1986. I got great enjoyment helping animals. I believe it is my life's calling to assist pet owners and their pets.
Has been a Veterinary Technician for 23 years. She has been with our hospital for 12 years. Volunteered at a wild bird rescue center. She is a member of Rottweiler Rescue, Gulfstreem Rottweiler Club and the Miami Obedience Club. Barbie also has been showing her Rottweilers for 21 years. Barbie is specially trained in artificial inseminations and breeding.
I always loved animals !!! Growing up, I had a love for dinosaurs and dolphins. When I was a kid, I dreamed of being a whale or dolphin trainer, but growing up in NYC my chances were slim. There were always pets in my family, from dogs, turtles, birds and fish. Animals were always a major part of me. It wasn't until a great tragedy hit that made me realize my calling. I began working at Petco with the animals, eventually growing and learning more about animal health. I studied small animal care and anatomy and received a certified Veterinary Assistant Certificate. My time as a vet assistant has been amazing and I have worked with many creatures big and small. It has been the greatest thing I have ever done in my life and career. Helping animals is what I do.
I love the medical field, the mysteries and challenges that it has. The fact that the animals cannot tell us what is really going on make it much more challenging for our profession. Receiving a sick dog and being able to help him/her get better and see that tail wag 100 miles a minute makes it all worth it.
I have a very special, goofy kind of dog named Sir Arthur that makes me smile everyday.