Staff of Barrington Animal Hospital

Hospital Manager & Office Staff
Barrington Animal Hospital Staff

Jamie, Hospital Manager

Jamie started working at Barrington Animal Hospital in May 2021. She has been a part of Veterinary Hospital Managers Association since 2018 and has been working as a veterinary assistant and practice manager of veterinary hospitals since 2008. Her passion is team and client education as well as being a full-time mommy to her two cats, Gracie and Utz (Utz pictured). Her favorite part about working at Barrington Animal Hospital is the “genuine love the hospital team gives to each and every pet that wa lks through the door.”

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Dawn, Bookkeeper

As our bookkeeper, Dawn's responsibilities include processing accounts receivable and accounts payable, assisting with account balance monitoring, and book keeping. She joined our staff in April 2013. At home, Dawn cares for her cat, Spirit. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys boating, traveling, and gardening.

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Veterinary Technicians & Assistants
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Amanda, Veterinary Technician Manager/ Veterinary Technician

Amanda has worked as a full-time veterinary technician manager here at Barrington Animal Hospital since July 2017. She enjoys being a part of a hospital team that provides efficient and exceptional care. Amanda has been in the animal care field since she was 12 years old. She has experience as a junior volunteer, emergency technician, hospital manager and more.

When she isn’t working, Amanda enjoys spending her time with her husband in the outdoors. They love fishing, camping, and hunting together. Amanda has an orange tabby cat named Tiger, and a pond with several koi fish and turtles. She also had a dog that recently passed, but can recollect numerous fond memories they shared with one another.

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Caitlin, Veterinary Technician

In August of 2018 Barrington Animal Hospital welcomed Caitlin W. to our team as one of our full-time Veterinary Technicians. She has been working with animals for over 10 years. She has experience riding and training horses, has worked for numerous animal hospitals both in Wisconsin and here in Illinois.

Caitlin loves how Barrington Animal Hospital treats its clients and patients. She considers no two patients to be the same and treats each day as a new adventure. Caitlin is always aspiring to learn something new, and brings with her a humor, passion, and enthusiasm.

Caitlin is a graduate of Loyola University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology. She is currently enrolled in the CVT program at Penn Foster. Caitlin loves serving as an advocate for animals who can’t speak for themselves.

At home Caitlin owns a dog named Bella, two cats named Milo and Moose, a rabbit named Toby, and several horses. She is a member of IHJA and NIHJA, two competitive hunter and jumper organizations. Caitlin is also a supporter of the United States Equestrian Federation and loves riding her horses. She spends her much of her time looking after her children, but she loves painting any opportunity she gets.

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Anne Marie, Veterinary Technician

Full-time Veterinary Technician Anne Marie has ten years of experience working at Barrington Animal Hospital. She is responsible for gathering patient history, holding for veterinarians, drawing blood, taking radiographs, getting patients vitals, and placing IV catheters. Her favorite job duties include bonding with the animals and drawing blood. Anne Marie has a degree in Medical Coding from Harper College, where she graduated from in 2019. Besides working at our hospital, Anne Marie has also worked as a Pet Sitter and Dog Walker from the years of 2017-2020.

Anne Marie has several pets that she rescued from Barrington Animal Hospital. Anusia is a 10 year old Chihuahua, Olive is an 11 year old Calico cat, and Joline is a 7 year old Domestic Short-haired cat. She loves dressing them up! Annes Marie also likes to spend her free time gardening, painting, singing, and playing piano.

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Julia, Veterinary Assistant

As one of our amazing veterinary assistants here at Barrington Animal Hospital, Julia gets to meet all of our adorable patients! Julia joined our team part-time in June 2020 and she has been helping us provide exceptional care to all of our furry friends! She helps our office run smoothly by cleaning the facilities, stocking medical supplies, and helping to take care of patients during appointments.

"The people I work with are so sweet and caring. It doesn't even feel like work, it feels like spending time with family," she says about working at our office. "We also get the best furry patients, each one is as cute and cuddly as the last!"

Julia has a year of previous experience working at a local dog boarding facility and has plans to further her education this coming fall at MCC. Julia also has extensive knowledge of German Shepherds because her family breeds them locally. They have recently welcomed two litters of German Shepherd puppies! Her family also has several pets of their own including three German Shepherds, Mack, Diesel, and Nikita. They also have a Main Coon named Duck and a Tabby Cat named Luna! During her free time, Julia loves to go hiking with her dogs, hang out in her hammock, and go kayaking.

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Dental Team
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Dental/Surgical Coordinator

Lizzie joined our team as a Dental/Surgical Coordinator in September of 2014. At home, she has one beautiful kitty named Hiccup. A fun fact about Lizzie is that she went to art school!

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Erika, Dental Technician

Erika joined our team as a Dental Technician in May 2021. At home, she has three dogs & two cats. A fun fact about Erika is that she speaks multiple languages & loves to eat!

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Gwen, Dental Technician

Gwen joined our team as a Dental Technician in July of 2021. At home, she two cats (Hannibal & Ichabod.) A fun fact about Gwen is she is an avid hiker/camper!

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Savannah, Dental Technician

Savannah joined our team as a Dental Technician in July 2020. At home, she has four cats & 1 dog. A fun fact about Savannah is she also has chickens & ducks!

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Adrianna, Dental Technician

Adrianna joined our team as a Dental Technician in July 2021. At home, she has a husky named Kylo & a betta fish named Rupert. A fun fact about Adrianna is she can fluently speak & write Polish!

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Tristan, Dental Technician

Tristan joined our team as a Dental Technician in March 2021. At home, she has a goldendoodle named Kinzie & a kitty named Brodi. A fun fact about Tristan is she holds a math degree & is currently in nursing school!

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Reception
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Patti, Receptionist

Greeting clients and "loving the furry babies" is what Barrington Animal Hospital's receptionist Patti loves most about her job. Her job responsibilities include welcoming pet owners and their pets, checking patients into and out of the hospital, answering phones and filing patient charts. Patti joined our veterinary hospital in August 2005.

"Barrington Animal Hospital is a very caring hospital," Patti says. "The staff is intelligent with hearts of gold. We all love what we do and it shows."

Patti has two Pit Bull terriers, Wheezy and Capone. In her free time, Patti enjoys her pets, going to the movies, baking, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

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Patti Ann, Receptionist

As a receptionist at Barrington Animal Hospital, Patti Ann has many duties, including greeting clients and their pets, scheduling appointments, answering phones and ensuring that pet owners have a pleasant experience at our hospital. Patti Ann has a natural gift for making clients smile and we are grateful to have her as part of our team since May 2012.

For Patti Ann, it's the family atmosphere that she enjoys most about working at Barrington Animal Hospital. "Ours is not a corporate environment," she says. "Here, the clients are nice people and our hospital environment is very friendly."

Patti Ann likes to volunteer for "As Good As Gold: Golden Retriever Rescue" and also enjoys pet sitting and pet walking. She has one Golden Retriever named Alex, and one long-haired cat named Charlie. In her free time, Patti Ann likes baking, gardening, cooking, dining with friends, bowling, dancing, craft shows and movies.

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Maureen, Receptionist

Maureen joined the staff at Barrington Animal Hospital in July 2016. As a receptionist, she is responsible for greeting clients and patients and checking them in, scheduling appointments, managing records, processing payments, testing results, and overseeing food and medication sales. Maureen's favorite part of the job is greeting the clients and their pets. She has always been an animal lover and considers every encounter a gift.

Prior to joining the hospital, Maureen earned a college degree from Mundelein College in Chicago. She's worked in customer service most of her life, and has a natural desire to help everyone. Combining her helpful nature and her love for animals makes Maureen a great addition to the hospital's staff.

"I love working at this veterinary hospital because of the people," Maureen says. "The doctors are top-notch, kind and compassionate; the technicians are patient, gentle and highly-skilled; and the receptionists and management are some of the best people I have ever known. I'm so lucky!"

At home, Maureen has a 2-year-old Boxer named Brandy. She enjoys walking, bonding and laughing at Brandy's clown-like behavior. Maureen also enjoys boating with friends, gardening, traveling and cooking. She has a part-time job as a teacher's assistant in a special needs preschool classroom.

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Deirdre, Receptionist

As one of our phenomenal Receptionists here at Barrington Animal Hospital Deirdre has shown herself a great help around the hospital. Deirdre is responsible for greeting and checking in our clients with a welcoming smile, administering effective client correspondence, organizing and managing medical and client records, billing, and much more! It is safe to say that with her 20+ years of work experience in the veterinary industry that Deirdre is an incredible asset to our team, our clients, and our patients.

One of the more rewarding aspects of Deirdre’s job with Barrington Animal Hospital is being able to regularly see and communicate with our wonderful clients. She loves having the ability to form meaningful bonds with our clients and their amazing pets. Deirdre also enjoys being a part of such a stellar and devoted team of animal care providers.

“Every member of the staff is very friendly and welcoming,” Deirdre says. “They all have a good rapport with the clients, and the clients and community love it. Additionally, I love the fact that we will not turn someone away. Sometimes there may be a wait, but we will see everyone who walks through our doors. The veterinary staff is highly certified and educated. It’s a pleasure and comfort to work with each one of my team members!”

In her time away from the hospital, Deirdre loves to practice gardening, going to CDR shows, dog shows, and cat shows. She also loves attending country music events, spending time fishing, camping, or going bowling. Deirdre owns 2 dogs, 6 cats, and 1 fish. Deirdre has been training and breeding for over 40 years and has participated in numerous shows.

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Bailey, Receptionist and Technician Assistant

Bailey loves working at Barrington Animal Hospital because she is a true animal lover! She has a deep love for dogs and animals of all kinds and would do anything for them! Bailey works full-time as a Receptionist and Technician Assistant. Her duties include answering calls, scheduling appointments, checking clients in and out, cleaning, restocking, and assisting with appointments. She truly enjoys seeing and petting all the different dogs and cats that come into the office. Currently, Bailey is attending the Penn Foster vet tech program.

When asked why she likes working at Barrington Animal Hospital, Bailey said "I love everyone that works at BAH! Everyone is so nice and funny, and they all truly care about all animals! Every single pet that comes through those doors is adorable and special."

Before coming to work at Barrington Animal Hospital, Bailey worked as a dog walker from 2019-2020 and worked as a Petco dog trainer in 2016. She has several pets of her very own, including two dogs, Sugar and Honey (sisters), 4 chickens, 3 goldfish, and a cat. Bailey loves to spend her free time loving her pets, walking the woods with her dogs, tending to her chickens, and collecting their eggs. She also loves spending time with her family, camping, hiking, and flying her family's airplane.

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Kennel Staff
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Cindy, Kennel Assistant and Veterinary Assistant

As a Kennel/Veterinary Assistant, Cindy’s responsibilities include feeding, walking and bathing the animals, monitoring their health, eating habits and behavior while boarding and performing sanitation for all areas of the facility. She assists the veterinary technician with animal restraint when examinations and injections are performed, wound care, and during testing, such as x-rays. Cindy joined our staff in May 2011.

"I love working at Barrington Animal Hospital because we are all a team with a common goal: to be a quality medical practice and protect the wellness of our clients' pets," Cindy says.

At home, Cindy cares for her Miniature Goldendoodle, Scarlett (O’Hara) , and her tabby cat, Emmett. In her spare time, she enjoys walking Scarlett, exercising, fostering dogs, volunteering at a rescue shelter and spending time with her daughter and son.

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Andrew, Kennel Attendant

Since joining the team at Barrington Animal Hospital in March of 2015, Andrew has been charged with duties that include feeding the animals, cleaning cages, and cleaning offices and other areas of the animal hospital and kennel.

"Working at a practice like Barrington Animal Hospital is fantastic, because it gives me great opportunities for one-on-one interaction with dogs and cats, and their owners," Andrew says.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys going to the movies and hanging out with his friends. He's the pet parent to a variety of fish, a guinea pig named Calix, a dog named Panda, and two cats named Sasha and Callie.

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