Barbara began working at the front desk as a Client Service Specialist in 2013. Barbara graduated from the University of NC in Greensboro with a major in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. After retiring from teaching school in Burlington, NC for 23 years, she moved to the High Country to live in the place her father called “God’s Country”. After moving the Boone, Barbara worked as a receptionist for one of the area’s churches. She brought her pets to Dr. Kreis for several years before she decided that she wanted to join this very special veterinary family. Barbara loves working with and helping people – and she adores four-legged furry babies. ANRVA is her happy place! Since she joined the team, Barbara has developed lots of special friendships with many of our clients and their fur babies. Her goal is to make a difference and to help ANRVA to be as positive a place for others as it was for her when she was a client years ago. Barbara’s greatest love is for her two children, Brittany and Michael, and her 3 four-legged babies (Jiggs, Bella, and Dinky). They are all her pride and joy! In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel, listen to music, and read.