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Barbie P.
Veterinary Assistant

"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."

Barbie has been a Veterinary Assistant for 23 years. She has been with our hospital for 12 years. She has also volunteered at a wild bird rescue center. Barbie is a member of Rottweiler Rescue, Gulfstreem Rottweiler Club and the Miami Obedience Club, and has been showing her Rottweilers for 21 years. She is specially-trained in artificial inseminations and breeding.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.