Jill Barabas moved to Gainesville Florida in 2003 to pursue an education in Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. She jokes that her undergraduate degree was in walking cow pastures and feeding horses. Her undergraduate experience included focus in beef cow and equine sciences and gave her a strong production medicine background. Upon entering veterinary school at UF Jill immediately focused on large animal medicine joining the student chapters of equine and bovine practitioners. In 2013 she furthered her education by enrolling in the Chi institute to gain a certification in animal acupuncture.
Dr.Barabas began working as a volunteer at Ted Yoho and Associates in 2003. She was eventually hired as an associate veterinarian after her graduation from veterinary school and continued to work for Kanapaha Veterinary Services until 2014. She loved mobile practice in North Florida and worked with all species of farm animals. Dr. Barabas’s clientele included cattle and small animal ruminant producers, performance horses, individual pet owners, boarding facilities and family farms. After beginning her acupuncture education in 2013 Dr. Barabas greatly enjoyed integrating this knowledge into her traditional practice. In 2014 Dr. Barabas became program director and staff veterinarian for the City College Veterinary Technician program. “Dr. B” enjoyed educating students on a variety of veterinary and communication topics and hopes to bring this experience to Hoof and Horn Veterinary Services. Dr. Jill is thrilled to be back in mobile large animal practice and has been waiting, impatiently, to practice medicine in North Central Florida.
Jill Barabas lives in Gainesville Florida with her husband, Josh, and two daughters, Matilda and Esther. They share their home with two horses, two dogs and two cats. She has been riding horses and chasing her dreams of becoming a veterinarian since the age of five. Jill truly enjoys working with clients to find the best options for them and their animals. She is a member of the American Association for Equine Practitioners, American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She has special interest in Lameness, Acupuncture, wound care, geriatric management and ophthalmology.