Have you noticed that your pet seems to develop jaws of steel when it's time for a dose of medicine? As you struggle to pry apart your furry friend's teeth, you know you only have one chance to dr ...View Article
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Meet Our Team!
Megan Rockwell - I began working at Barker Animal Hospital as a vet assistant in December of 2015, just before our grand opening. Over time, I became receptionist and as of October 2017, office manager. I grew up in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach and graduated from Old Dominion University in May of 2015 with a bachelors in biology. I have a 5 year old miniature schnauzer named Scooter, who you may have seen featured in some of our ads! I love the summertime and enjoy any outdoor activity that involves the beach. I've always had a passion for working with animals and enjoy every day that I get to help care for your furry family members.
Our Client Service Coordinator:
Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians:
Melissa Day - I started with Barker Animal Hospital in February 2016 and I have worked in the veterinary medical field for 16 years. I obtained an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 2007. I absolutely love working with your furry babies and I am excited to meet all of our new clients. I am the proud mother of 1 human child, 2 dogs and one very large rabbit. My family has lived in Chesapeake for the last 25 years and we are grateful to call this home. Melissa is now Fear Free Certified!
Wendy Proulx- I started my journey at Barker Animal Hospital in May 2018. I have had over 19 years of experience in multiple states as a result of being a proud Coast Guard wife. I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Biology, receiving my Veterinary Technician license thru Marylands grandfather clause waiver program in 2011. I recently completed my Fear Free Certification, and look forward to further enhancing my knowledge thru additional courses in the near future. In addition to my supportive husband, I have 2 teenage boys, 4 cats, 1 dog, and a yellow foot tortoise named Kurt. In my free time; I enjoy being outdoors either in the water, hiking, riding rollercoasters, or traveling to taste various ciders. I know that I have picked the perfect profession, because I love every day that I get to spend with your fur-babies.
Our Veterinary Assistants:
Stephanie Hunter -I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, and I also worked as a Kennel technician while I lived in Richmond. I moved back home to Suffolk, Virginia, after being offered the opportunity to work for Barker Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant, and I hope to further my goals in the field of veterinary medicine.
I have an 8 year old Pointer-mix named Joey, and he loves belly rubs, long walks, and his stuffed pizza toy. This is an entirely new experience for me, and you and your fur-babies make it an exciting time!
Faith Vanlandingham- Hello, I'm Faith VanLandingham, I have been a kennel assistant here at Barker Animal hosital since February 2018. I am also a student at Old Dominion University studying Biology. I hope to attend graduate school in the future to study Veterinary medicine and become a DVM. I have my own array of animals at home: my pitbull "Jimi", my leopard gecko "Cherokee", my crested gecko "Stone", and my bearded dragon "Gypsy". Animals and veterinary medicine are my passion and I absolutely love playing with your furry babies!