A Colorado native, Dr. Lauren Barrow graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Equine Science in 2002. She spent the next few years starting a family and working as a veterinary assistant before returning to Colorado State University where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2012. After a short stint in mixed animal medicine, Dr. Lauren found a home at Parkside Animal Health Center, in Aurora, Colorado, where she worked in companion animal general practice for nearly ten years.
In 2023, Dr. Lauren and her family moved to Virginia Beach to be near the ocean. She worked in the area as a general practice relief veterinarian for a few months until joining the Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice team. Dr. Lauren is honored and thankful to be invited into people’s homes to help care for their family members in their last days, and, when the moment comes, to help their loved ones pass peacefully and with dignity.
When not working, Dr. Lauren is a soccer mom who enjoys watching movies, painting old dolls, writing short stories, and refereeing roller derby games. On a beautiful day, you may find her walking on the beach with her family and her dogs or roller skating down the boardwalk.