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Friday Meeting

  • Balboa Park Casa Del Prado, Room 104 San Deigo, CA (map)

Sarah Thompson and Dr. Barbour from the San Diego Humane Society will be presenting on the process that a turtle or tortoise would go through when they arrive at our facility.  After the explanation on the intake and housing process, Dr. Barbour will discuss some interesting or unique cases as well as the anatomical differences between chelonians and our canine/feline friends that we see so many of in the shelter on a daily basis.


Dr. Barbour’s Bio:

I am a licensed veterinarian practicing shelter medicine. I am a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis. As a veterinary student my studies encompassed many animal species, focusing on farm and companion animals, with electives in equine medicine and wellness. 

Prior to veterinary school, I studied animal sciences, ultimately obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science from California Polytechnic (Cal Poly) State University at San Luis Obispo. I was very active within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly, including participation in multiple student councils and employment at the campus dairy and poultry farms. In addition to my education, I served the San Diego County Department of Agriculture, Weights, and Measures as a necropsy and laboratory technician in the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.

I have a strong passion and dedication to animal sciences, ranging from the practice of veterinary medicine to assisting in research within a broad array of animal species including companion pets and livestock. My professional interests include sustainable plant and animal agriculture, food politics, animal health and well-being. My veterinary interests include clinical and anatomic pathology, as well as internal medicine.

I am looking to utilize my diverse experience in veterinary medicine and animal agriculture to promote advancements in veterinary and human medicine as well as improve the quality of life for animals and people.


Balboa Park
Casa Del Prado
Room 104

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