Meet Our Team!
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.
I began working at Barker Animal Hospital in early September of 2018, right after I moved to Virginia Beach. I grew up in Massachusetts, where I have 6 years of experience working with various types of animals. I obtained my B.S in Biology from Fitchburg State University in 2013. I own 2 boxers of my own, Jax and Rosie, as well as 3 guinea pigs; Nub, Borky Pig, and Goober. I love seeing all of the dogs and cats that come here!
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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!
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.
I went to college at Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh, PA and Imoved back home and became a licensed veterinary technician in Virginia. Myfavorite part of being a technician is seeing the patients go from sick tohealthy and learning and knowing about diseases, disease processes, and howto treat the patients. I own a dog, a bearded dragon, and a leopard gecko.On my down time I play violin and viola and I go hiking with my dog andwhen it is warm enough I bring my lizard hiking as well.
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!
I started working with Barker Animal Hospital in September 2018 but, I havebeen working in the veterinary field since 2008 . While working on mydegree I love to spend time outdoors and being active.I own 2 dogs Jack andJake along with 2 cats Bin and Bear. I cant wait to meet your pets!
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!
Hello, I am Sierra Rivers, and I began working at Barker Animal Hospital in June of 2017. I am a
student at Old Dominion University working on my Bachelors of Biology in hopes of going to vet
school once finished with my bachelors. I have two pups named Stella who is a terrier mix and
Vela whos is a great dane. I have always had a passion for animals and love seeing and getting
to know you and your fur-babies!