Barbara grew up in Saskatchewan, where her love of animals began on the family farm and grew as she volunteered at the local shelter and veterinary clinic. Working with animals at the veterinary clinic, she knew she wanted to pursue this as a career and applied to the AHT program at NAIT, graduating in 1997. After graduating, Barb worked in both private practice and also at a distributor for veterinary and pet supplies. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice but has a special interest in nursing care, behaviour, surgery and client relations.

Barbara currently resides in Edmonton with her beautiful dog, Hank. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, camping, reading, cooking and time spent with her very large family and furbabies.