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Elizabeth Barrett

Elizabeth Barrett

Veterinary Technician

Speciality: Veterinary Medicine

Education: Becker College

Work Days: Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays

Southbridge Veterinary Hospital – Southbridge, MA

May 2016 to Present

I have been an animal lover since I was born.  I was lucky enough to grow up with a wide variety of animals, from llamas, alpacas, horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, birds, geckos and the more typical dogs and cats.  Currently, I breed and raise rabbits.  I show them both locally and nationally.  The breed I am known for is Flemish Giants. This is the largest recognized rabbit in the United States.  Though rabbits are my passion, at Elizbar’s Farm we have added a small herd of milking Nigerian Dwarf goats and I plan to be on the show circuit with them soon.

My family and I always thought I would pursue a career with animals, but found my interest was in design while at Tantasqua Regional Technical High School.  I graduated in 2013 with a certificate in Computer Aided Design.  However, the love for animals still outweighed everything else and I enrolled at Becker College.  I am a 2017 graduate of Becker with a B.S. in Veterinary Clinical and Laboratory Animal Medicine and an Associates in Veterinary Technology.  I do plan to continue my education and attain my Certified Veterinary Technician license in the future.  I started at the Southbridge Veterinary Hospital as a summer student intern in 2016 and have continued as an employee.  Most people cannot say they love their job, but me?!  I get to be part of every stage of a pet’s life.  I get to see them grow up, see them loved and be part of their care.  A job can’t get much better than that!  I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

I share my home with my 14 year old brindle Boxwe mix, Brittany.  An 8 year old orange and white tabby cat, Meow Cat and the newest addition, once barn cat and now couch potato, 3 year old blue tortoise shell cat named Timber, round out the house pets.

When not at work or home, I can usually be found in the barn or at an animal show. I do love the outdoors, and trips to York Beach, ME are a favorite getaway.