Barbara, Client/Patient Supervisor
Barbara has been with Abington Veterinary Center since 2006. Previously, she worked for 27 years at Hickory Hill Farm, a multi-million dollar Thoroughbred horse breeding farm in Dalton, Pennsylvania, that produced yearlings for the country's finest Thoroughbred sales in Saratoga, New York and Kentucky. She served as the Farm Manager during the last 15 years of her tenure at the farm. Prior to that, she worked with Standardbred horses at Lithia Acres Farm in Factoryville, Pennsylvania.
Along with horses, Barbara has had a life-long interest in gardening and landscaping. She has raised Japanse koi fish for more than 20 years, and she has designed and installed several water gardens to feature her koi. In 2011, she started a new venture, "Concrete Thinking," and began creating hand-cast stone statuary for lawns and gardens in her workshop.
When asked about her work at Abington Veterinary center, Barbara says, "I love working with the animals, of course, but I really enjoy all of the people." She add, "We have a great clientele, and they really care about their pets. It's a pleasure to help them."
A native of Tunkhannock, Barbara currently lives in Clarks Summit with her cats - Trish and Hoot. Her daughter, Elizabeth, is a senior stuyding political science at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And her favorite past time is sitting in the sun with her toes in the sand.