Dr. Barron became CROW's Hospital Director/Head Veterinarian in late 2011. She received residency training in zoologic and wild animal medicine and was later faculty at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained further international experience as Professor and Department Head of Clinical Medicine at St. Matthew’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands, where she was also the veterinarian for the Cayman Turtle Farm and Cayman Wildlife Rescue. She has published widely in her field, with numerous journal articles, textbooks, and educational proceedings to her credit, including her most recent book, “Medical Management of Wildlife Species”, published by Wiley Blackwell. She is a Certified Aquatic Animal Veterinarian, a board-certified avian specialist, and a licensed wildlife and sea turtle rehabilitator with over 25 years of experience in practicing and teaching special species medicine.