Dr. Barrow was bom and raised in Bowling Green, KY. She attended Western Kentucky University, where she double majored in Biochemistry and Animal Science-Equine Emphasis. She was accepted to the Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and graduated in 2000. While there she was acitive with the student chapter of AAEP and the Auburn Equestrian team, helping to start that program. Upon graduation she was named AUCVM Equine student of the year and travelled to Elgin Veterinary Hospital in Texas on an equine internship. While at Elgin, Dr. Barrow learned from Dr. Bob Lewis, previous President of AAEP. The case load was heavy on Lameness, Sports Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Barrow moved to Georgia in the Summer of 2000 and spent four years in mixed animal practice with Social Circle Veterinary Hospital. In March of 2004, Dr. Barrow opened BVS as an all equine, ambulatory practice. It has now grown into a full service equine practice, offering ambulatory services, hospitalization, reproductive services and surgery.
In her spare time, Dr. Barrow shows and breeds Quarter Horses. Her current horse is Sterling Assests, a western all-around horse that she shows in Trail, Western Riding and Horsemanship. Not only is she active showing in the Quarter Horse industry, but she is also serving as the Georgia Quarter Horse Association president, a position she has held since October of 2009.
While it seems horses are always in the forefront, Dr. Barrow also spends as much time with her daughter Emma as possible. You may even see her on the road as mom's helper!! Dr. Barrow also enjoys gardening, antiquing and is a huge Atlanta Braves fan.
Valerie has been with Barrow Veterinary Services since it's inception, and for a few years had the distinction of being the sole employee of BVS. She now fills whatever role is necessary, and you're just as likely to find her in the field with Dr. Barrow as in the office. A transplant from Nashville, TN, she studied Animal Science at Western Kentucky University and is a former coordinator of Laboratory Animal Resources at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys recreational riding and her planning role on the Show Committee for Georgia Quarter Horse Association. She also enjoys being a mom, gardening, reading, and spending time with her dogs, cats, and bird.
Barb was born in upstate New York, and now considers herself a Florida transplant. She's been in GA since 1994. A retired law enforcement officer, she enjoys playing in and running poker tournaments, reading, and playing piano, but most of her time is spent cleaning up after her 3 Paso Finos, 2 Welsh Corgis, and 7 rescued cats. Barb has been a part of the BVS team since the summer of 2007.
Emma officially joined BVS on May 29th, 2009. When she joins us in the office, she is a hard-working kiddo who keeps all of us in line. She has already shown great potential in the riding arena and promises to cost us lots of money in horses and their upkeep. Her other interests include harassing the pets, climbing on everything, marching boldly from place to place, re-arranging everything that was once organized, and empowering herself with the word "NO."
(A special thank-you to Nickolas LeGrand, who was so kind as to submit to all Emma's affections without ever offering to act foolish.)
This is Pasha, our official greeter, who succeeds Chloe Pudgewaddle after Chloe's untimely death in October 2010. Pasha is a French Bulldog and is one year old. She joins 10 year-old Boston Terrier brother Flounder and one-year old Boston Terrier sister Minnie Pearl daily in the office. As soon as we can get a good picture of all of them together, we'll post it!