Barbara grew up on a ranch and has always had animals. She began volunteering at her local animal shelter where she became interested in training dogs and medical care for animals.
She started working as a veterinary assistant and became a Certified Dog Trainer. She graduated from the Pima Medical Institute Veterinary Assistant course and began working at Encanto Pet Clinic. Barbara has worked with dogs, cats, reptiles, small animals, fish and birds.
Barbara spends her time volunteering at Pima Animal Care Center, doing puzzles, reading, swimming and hiking. Currently, Barbara has 3 cats, a freshwater aquarium, a Ball Python, a Guinea Pig and also the occasional foster dog.