Audrey Barker, VMD

Practice Owner

Dr. Audrey Barker is a Maryland native and a proud resident of Baltimore City. Dr. Barker received her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2009 then continued on to receive her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013.

After graduation, Dr. Barker came to Baltimore to practice emergency and general wellness small animal medicine at one of the busiest, well-known animal hospitals in Baltimore. It was here that Dr. Barker developed advanced skills in urgent and critical care, surgery, dentistry, and management of chronic diseases. Alongside her passion for complex and challenging cases, a passion for supporting the human-animal bond also developed. Dr. Barker wholeheartedly believes that an animal receives the best care possible only when the veterinary care team works WITH the pet parent to address the pet’s holistic health needs, which include their emotional health. This is why Dr Barker is ecstatic to open Evergreen Veterinary Care, which is a full-service veterinary practice that employs Fear-Free techniques to create the best possible veterinary experience for both pets and their parents.

(Dr. Barker is photographed with an SPCA dog. She had adoptable pitties at her wedding.)

Outside of Evergreen Veterinary Care, Dr. Barker’s other passions include advocating for homeless pets (especially Pitbulls), and running Mere Saathi, a nonprofit that she started while in veterinary school to help empower impoverished village women in India by improving the health of the cows and goats that they keep and rely on for vital nutrition and income.

In her free time, Dr. Barker enjoys hanging out at the local coffee shop, traveling, and spending quality time with her husband and two kids, Phineous and Turtle (both felines).

 

 

 

Jenna Crutchfield

Head Veterinary Nurse

Jenna studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Towson University and she is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Jenna discovered her passion for animal care early on while working with large animals such as horses, donkeys, and goats at a farm near her childhood home.

In 2018 she began working with Dr. Barker in the small animal medical field. During that time, she developed an affinity for emergency surgery and she hopes to specialize in this field in the future. Jenna’s main priority as a veterinary nurse is giving the best possible standard of care to both clients and their pets and she’s so excited to be able to do exactly that at Evergreen Vet.

She resides in Baltimore County and has two fur-babies of her own, a golden doodle named Camden and a domestic short-haired cat named Benny.

 

 

 

Sidney Briley

Veterinary Nurse

Sidney Briley was born, raised, and currently resides in Baltimore. He is an avid animal lover and has dedicated much of his life to veterinary medicine. Sidney’s love for animals began in his early childhood, reading books and watching his tv hero, Steve Irwin.

In highschool Sidney interned at a local emergency veterinary hospital, learning both routine and intensive care treatment procedures. Sidney proved himself as a driven, and talented intern and was taken on as a full-time staff member of the animal hospital where he met Dr. Barker and had the opportunity to work and learn under her. Sidney is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program, studying to become a registered veterinary technician (RVT). Sidney has a love for pets and a passion for nurturing the relationship with their owners. He works hard to put them at peace during every step of their pets’ care. He is very excited to take this new step in his veterinary career to practice Fear Free with Dr. Barker at Evergreen Vet.

 

 

Amanda Ruocco

Veterinary Nurse


Amanda graduated from Towson University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in both Animal Behavior and Psychology. She is currently completing her last semester in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program with plans to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) by Spring 2021. Originally from New Jersey, Amanda decided to stay in the Baltimore area to pursue a career working with animals. She started in the field of veterinary medicine over three years ago as a student intern at an animal hospital in Baltimore. She stayed on in her position after graduation and began crafting her skills as a veterinary nurse. During this time, she developed a positive working relationship with Dr. Barker and Jenna. Currently, Amanda works in emergency and critical care at a small animal referral center in Annapolis as an ICU Veterinary Nurse. Over the years, Amanda has tried to broaden her horizons and learn as much as she can about caring for all types of animals. She has worked as a kennel caretaker and for a local pet-sitting company. In NJ, Amanda volunteered at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Eleventh Hour Rescue and at the Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary. Amanda, while providing quality nursing care, loves using her knowledge in animal behavior to enhance her relationship with each of her patients. Inspired by Dr. Barker’s love and devotion to the well-being of both her patients and their owners, Amanda is excited to be joining the Evergreen Veterinary Care team.