Client Care Specialist


Laura joined the WSVA team as a Client Care Specialist in 2010. She enjoys welcoming our clients, and seeing the friendly faces of their pets. She feels that the most gratifying part of the job is being able to work with such a dedicated staff. Laura loves to spend quality time with her husband, two children, and the family's two shelter puppies, Marley and Thor.
Barbara Blackburn, Receptionist


A Client Care Specialist since 2006, Barb sought a career in the veterinary field after her retirement as an educator. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education at Illinois State University and her Master's Degree at National Louis University . "I love to work with pets, and I very much enjoy being part of the family-like atmosphere among the staff at the hospital, who provide such excellent care." Barb says. Barb and her husband like to spend their free time traveling, golfing, and trying new restaurants.

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