Barbara has been an employee of East Bay Veterinary Hospital since 1986. Over the years she has held many positions but being at the front desk is what brings her the most pleasure. She has the privilege of knowing some of the clients since they were quite young and seeing them come in now as adults with children and puppies of their own. It is quite amazing to have the opportunity of knowing some of these families for generations. Seeing how much joy and pleasure a pet can bring to a family is one of the greatest rewards for her.
Over the years Barbara and her family have had numerous pets in their household. All of them were adopted or rescued including Buster, a 3 day old puppy that was found abandoned in a box outside the door when she arrived at the hospital one morning, Chance, a pit bull who was rescued from a kill shelter just hours before she was to be euthanized and her cats Murphy, Buddy, Scruffy and Angus just to name a few. Her dog Nemo a 13 year old mix breed occupies her time at present.
When not at the office Barbara enjoys boating with her family, tending her small vegetable garden and numerous flower pots and spending time with her young granddaughter Isabella.
Being one of the first veterinary technicians to assemble the day after 9-11 with the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, Jennifer is no stranger to a challenge! Upon graduation from Suffolk Community College (she received her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology and NYS license in 2005), Jennifer spent an entire summer at a tiger sanctuary in Ohio. Working with the big cats certainly has prepared her for the much smaller, and in most cases, feistier, versions we see here at East Bay! While Jennifer's fondness for the kitties is well known, her dedication and ability to perform under pressure is what makes Jen indispensible. Jen has been with East Bay now since 2008.
Keith has been a Vet Assistant at the Wantagh Animal Hospital for nearly 4 years. He has been an animal lover his whole life and currently has 3 cats of his own. For a year and a half he lived in Greece and became interested in the lives of the stray dogs and documented his experience to educate others . Most recently Keith and his wife welcomed a beautiful baby boy to their family!
Sam joined the East Bay staff in 2010. She is currently a student at Molloy College for nursing. Sam rides and shows her horse Pieter on her free time. She also shares her home with a special needs cat named Joe, who was born with cerebellar hypoplasia.