Barbara trained at CPIT in 2004. Shortly after the course finished she got a veterinary nursing position at the Straven Road Veterinary Clinic. 

She now works at both Straven Road and Animates Papanui Vet (our branch clinic) and enjoys the different pace and variety both clinics bring.

Over the last year and a half Barbara has also been involved with helping teach the CPIT vet nursing students two afternoons a week learn the necessary skills for patient pre-anethetic checks, anesthetic monitoring, surgery set up and post surgery care.

Barbara has a particular interest and love of guinea pigs (She is the person to talk to about guinea pig things).
Barbara shows and breeds her guinea pigs and is very involved in the guinea pig world in New Zealand, including the clubs, committee and as a member of the New Zealand Cavy judges Association. 

After recently getting engaged in 2012, Barbara is currently delving into the world of "wedding planning" with her husband to be, as yet no date has been set but watch this space.