Dr. Barbara Day started at Madison many years ago and has been involved in town through her now-grown children, which makes each day a chance to visit with many town friends who bring in their pets. She has had cats, Ridgebacks, a rescued Ovtcharka, and currently a rescued mix who is a sweetie, but she bites. Together they go running and enjoy time at home on days off. Dr. Day is a long-time member of a running club, and enjoys outdoor activities like gardening, as well as home projects and getting together with friends. Reading, everything from science-themed articles to the comics, are staples. She has done shelter work and is a board member at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center. She is also a member of the Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians. One-Health, the exchange of medical knowledge between veterinarians and physicians, interests her.Her children live in Seattle, so she visits there when able, and they nicely limit their hikes and runs so she can keep up. Although animals are her profession, she very much enjoys the people they come in with, and tries to make each visit practical and helpful.