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).

 

 

 

Danielle Anthony, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Danielle Anthony is excited to be joining the team at Evergreen Veterinary Care as Medical Director. She graduated with distinction from the University of Colorado, earning a BA in Biology and Biochemistry. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree as Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.

Dr. Anthony has had 15 years experience as a veterinarian. After veterinary school, she served in the U.S. Army for three years, first as a Chief of Veterinary Services at the Great Lakes Naval Station treating military pets and working animals in the United States and then as Veterinary Team Leader in South Korea. In 2008, she led a special Army veterinary humanitarian mission to the hurricane-ravaged Dominican Republic. She moved to the Baltimore area in 2009 to follow her interest in emergency medicine, exotics, and small animal medicine at a busy multi-doctor, critical care hospital and worked there for nearly 10 years. Most recently, as Chief of Staff at a hospital in Silver Spring, she was responsible for the leadership and development of other veterinarians and veterinary nurses before returning to Baltimore City.

Dr. Anthony loves working with all animals of the furry, feathered, and scaly variety. She has received certifications in fear-free medicine and Recover CPR, and is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. She is enthusiastic about bringing her expertise, experience and skills to the vibrant Evergreen Veterinary Care community and helping it continue to grow in medical excellence.

When she is not at the hospital, Dr. Anthony will often be found hiking, reading, dancing, kayaking, or maybe attempting/learning to play her newest hobby, golf.

 

 

 

Jenna Crutchfield

Hospital Director

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.

 

 

 

Kristin Sparkman

Office Manager


Kristin is a lifelong Baltimorian and graduate of Roland Park Country School, class of 1998. Her first job in the veterinary field was as a Junior Zoo Keeper at the Baltimore Zoo over summers during high school. After college, she took a job as a kennel technician at a large, well-known hospital. As her career progressed, she then took a receptionist position at a smaller clinic. It was there her love for client relations truly began. After some time away from the field in the corporate world, she came back to her first love- veterinary administration.

Starting in early 2021 as a Client Services Representative, Dr. Barker saw something in Kristin and she was promoted to Office Manager. She cannot wait to see where this journey will take her and her EVC Family! Relationship building is very important to Kristin. As Office Manager, Kristin will ensure that the core values of our practice are fully lived by all staff and that we give our best to our clients and patients- EVERY DAY!

Kristin resides in Baltimore City with her husband and 5 “kids”: 2 dachshunds, Ezekiel and Pewterschmidt, and 3 cats, Lucille, Fiona, and Basil. As a Baltimore City Master Gardener, Kristin has already brought her vision to EVC by planning the potty patch outside the clinic! We look forward to watching it grow, along with the practice.

 

 

 

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 high school, 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.

 

 

 

Judy Scott

Veterinary Nurse


Born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Judy has been in love with animals since she was a child. She has two loving pets of her own: a cat that loves loafing in the sun and a dog who loves loafing by his humans. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a master’s degree in special education in 2009, she spent the next decade helping kids with special needs learn independence and prepare for life as adults.

In 2020, Judy decided to embark on a new career path in which she could pursue her lifetime love of animals. In January of 2020, she began interning with Dr. Barker and fell in love with the care and comforting of animals in veterinary medicine. In May of the same year, she became an intern with Evergreen Veterinary Care. Since that time, she has learned a great deal about the role of the veterinary nurse and became certified in the techniques of “Fear-Free” veterinary care. In January 2021, she became a full-time team member with EVC! She is looking forward to growing her knowledge and skills in the field of veterinary nursing, while providing her patients and the ones who love them, with love, care, and a fear-free experience.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Amanda Boisvert (Frenchie)

Veterinary Nurse


Amanda (Frenchie) graduated from Frostburg State University in 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries and Interpretive Science and Natural History. Currently, she is finishing her veterinary science degree at Community College of Baltimore County to become a registered veterinary technician (RVT).

During her undergrad, she had the pleasant experience working in the research field studying big brown bats, whooping cranes, and cotton-tailed tamarins. Though, her true love is for reptiles and amphibians. She has a lovable bearded dragon named Spock and an albino corn snake named Drizzle.

Amanda fell in love with the veterinary field about 5 years ago when she moved back to Maryland after college and met Dr. Barker at one of Baltimore’s well-known emergency hospitals. Since then, she has been merging her two loves of wildlife science and animal medicine together getting as much experience helping aid in Wildlife rescue. Her dream for the future is to one day open her own animal rehabilitation center.

 

 

 

Bekah Mease

Veterinary Nurse


Bekah was born and raised in rural central Pennsylvania. From a very young age, she knew her calling was to work with animals. Growing up, she and her siblings had the opportunity to raise all kinds of pets: dogs, cats, goats, rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs!! In high school, she trained a Seeing Eye Dog puppy and was involved with her local 4H Club. She started her first job as a veterinary nurse in May of 2013, fell in love with veterinary medicine, and has never looked back!

Bekah moved to Maryland 6 years ago and started working at an ER hospital in Baltimore, where she was able to work closely with and learn from Dr. Barker and a very talented team. She was able to acquire and hone her skills in restraint, blood draw, catheter placement, and so much more! She loves the challenges and variety that come with veterinary medicine. There is something new to learn every day! Two years ago, Bekah moved to Annapolis and started working at an emergency and referral hospital there. She has been able to grow and expand her knowledge of ICU care and triage. She is grateful to be there for fur babies and their parents in their time of need.

Recently, Bekah has made the decision to return to school and get certified as a veterinary technician. She is thrilled to be joining the EVC team, and to be pursuing her education in a field she is so passionate about! She is excited to join a Fear Free facility and to develop one on one relationships with clients and their pets. To her, there is nothing more rewarding!

Bekah currently resides in Annapolis. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, kayaking, hiking with her husky mix, Denali, and playing with her newly adopted kitten, Manatee.

 

 

 

Ryan M.

Veterinary Nurse


Originally from Norfolk, VA; Ryan has lived in Baltimore for about 5yrs. They received a degree in Recording Engineering and Music Production in 2012 and still enjoy making music as a hobby. Ryan moved to Williamsburg, VA and having always had a love for animals saw a job opening at Busch Gardens for an animal care technician jumped at the opportunity to apply. And to their surprise ended up getting hired and from then on knew they wanted to work with animals! From caring for the Budweiser Clydesdales, owls, livestock, and the dogs who performed in the shows at the park, Ryan had an incredible seasonal employment opportunity.

Ryan then moved to Baltimore and started working in kennels and reception for various clinics and worked their way up and impressed employers with their love of learning and passion for the field. Since then, Ryan has been a Veterinary Nurse for 4 years. Having worked in emergency vet. med., general practice and shelter medicine, they are ecstatic to have found a home at Evergreen Veterinary Care.

Ryan has goals for veterinary management and hopes to grow within the veterinary field. When not at work, Ryan can be found rollerblading, spending time hiking, being outside (especially on a cool fall day!), being a nerd at a history exhibit or performing as a drag king in the DMV area. You can also find them at home watching a documentary with their 5yr old cat, Tommen, on their lap.

 

 

India Gasque

Nurse Assistant


India is a proud member of Evergreen Veterinary Care. She has always had a love for animals growing up and decided in recent years that becoming a Vet Tech was the right career choice for her. India was born and raised in Columbia Maryland and is now a resident of Baltimore County. She enjoys caring for her 2 fur babies (King and Prince), 3 turtles (Mitch, Missy & Aspen), and a corn snake (Pumpkin). She has worked her way up from kennels at another well-known animal hospital, to a Vet Nurse Assistant here at EVC. Working with exotics and more is an ultimate dream of India’s; she won’t stop until it’s accomplished! India is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to make her dreams a reality.