Dr. Barker graduated from the University of Florida in 1987. After working at a mixed animal practice in Pennsylvania and then serving as a volunteer in the Peace Corps, Dr. Barker returned to UF for a residency and to obtain Board Certification. Dr. Barker has been practicing veterinary medicine in Live Oak for 17 years. He and his wife, Barbara have owned All Springs Veterinary Hospital for 9 years. They live in Live Oak with their two sons, Rhett & Brian and their many animals -- three dogs, four cats, chickens, fish & one snake named "Stinky".