I’m Barbara Devine, though I hail from the bustling streets of New York City, my love for animals has been a constant presence in my life. I pursued a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology at St. John’s University. After a fulfilling career as a Special Agent with The Drug Enforcement Administration, I decided to heed my lifelong passion for animals. In 2007, I stepped into the world of veterinary care and haven’t looked back since. My journey led me to Arizona in 2001.
As a veterinary technician at Ina Road Animal Hospital, I derive immense satisfaction from working with animals each day. The chance to aid animals and their owners during their times of need is what truly fuels my passion. My special connection with animals has been evident throughout my life, evident in my numerous pets, including two Australian Shepherds named Kilo and Narc, and my current companions, Hoka and Tempo.
Beyond my role as a technician, I also groom horses and share my expertise in dog obedience. When I’m not tending to animals, you can find me relishing time with my husband of 28 years. I also enjoy pursuits like running, painting, and strumming the drums and guitar. My heart truly beats for animals, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their lives each day.