Dr. Barkley graduated from Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and has been practicing in the Portland area for 20 years. She is also certified in Veterinary Acupuncture from Colorado State University. Dr. Barkley has a special affection for cats, including chronic internal medicine cases and surgery. Her greatest joy in veterinary medicine is helping pets live with the highest quality of life possible, from the first puppy vaccines to palliative care for sick patients. She has a strong belief that each patient deserves a unique treatment plan to fit their needs. Dr. Barkley lives in the Portland area with her husband, 2 children, 3 cats, 1 dog and 2 horses. In her free time, she is either at the barn working with horses or hiking all over the northwest and sipping coffee with her husband.