Dr. Barbara McGuire grew up in rural northern Colorado surrounded by horses, lambs, chickens, and calves. At the tender age of 10, she repaired a hen’s broken leg with popsicle sticks and decided that helping animals was her mission in life. Since then, she has developed a special interest in behavior and geriatric medicine, and is fond of saying that “old age is not a disease”.
Dr. McGuire moved to New Mexico in 1989 and joined Aztec Animal Clinic in 1993. She shares her life with her husband, Paul, rescue dogs Lacey and Taylor and Rosie the cranky calico. Their daughters are both grown up and off on adventures of their own. When not at the clinic, Dr. McGuire can usually be found running in in the Ridgecrest neighborhood, hiking in the Sandias or on her road bike trying to keep up with Paul.