Elizabeth Craig, DVM, CVA

Dr. Craig received her bachelor of science in Biology from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte in 2003 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2009.  After graduating with her DVM, she was initially drawn to emergency medicine and completed intensive medical training with internships […]

Erin Bukofsky, PT, DPT

Erin Bukofsky, PT, DPT Dr. Bukofsky received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Skidmore College in 2007. She gained a variety of experience working with animals after her undergraduate program, including studying koala husbandry in Australia, researching anteater behavior at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C., interning at wildlife rehabilitation centers, and […]

Jaime Nalvarte – Reception

Jamie has been an animal lover since before she could remember so working in the veterinary field seemed only fitting.  Prior to joining BARC, she has always worked with animals in general practice and surgery.  Her passions revolve around animal care, fostering, bringing home elderly animals for hospice, rehabilitating wildlife, and volunteering with different animal […]

Josh Schwartz, PT, DPT

Josh Schwartz, PT, DPT Growing up, Dr. Schwartz was consistently called his dog’s name by his mother.  He was convinced as a child that his name was Otis Schwartz.  He graduated from Temple University for his undergraduate studies, and then University of the Sciences in Philadelphia for his doctorate in physical therapy, where he graduated […]

Carolyn LaRocca – Marketing Director

Carolyn brings many years experience in marketing for animal rehabilitation to her position at BARC.  She was previously in the catering business in all aspects including event planning, managing, staffing and sales.  She is happy to contribute her skills to BARC since she’s been an animal lover since her first rescue, a pet rabbit, at […]

Italia Passanante – Rehab Assistant

Having grown up in a family of medical professionals and surrounded by pets, it seemed only fitting that studying to be a veterinarian would be her future.  Currently getting her bachelors degree at LMU, Italia has worked at several veterinary clinics and is excited to now get the opportunity to work in the field of […]

Andrea La Firenza – Rehab Assistant

Andrea has always been a dog lover growing up with a cocker spaniel and a Saint Bernard.  She has been working with dogs for over 4 years and is excited to be working now to improve their lives through rehabilitation.  She lives local and spends her free time at Disneyland.

Catherine “Cat” Swisshelm – Rehab Assistant

Cat has been an animal lover since she was a child.  She has been working with dogs doing rehabilitation for several years and loves being able to make a difference in their life.  She builds great relationships with clients and patients alike and enjoys seeing the progress each pet makes with rehab.  In her spare […]

David Cardena – Rehab Assistant

David has been working with animals in the rehabilitation setting for almost 10 years. He worked with animals in general practice before venturing into the rehab world. He is a master at working with animals in the underwater treadmill and is good with carts as well. In his spare time he enjoys being with his […]