Dr. Barksdale has been at Arlington Heights Animal Hospital since graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2007. She earned her bachelor's degree in biological sciences at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Barksdale is especially interested in soft tissue surgery and challenging internal medicine cases.
Growing up on a small family farm in southern Illinois, Dr. Barksdale's family raised a variety of large and small animals. She now resides in the Northwest suburbs with her husband, Jim, who is also a vet, along with their adorable little pets, Tiki and Paco. She enjoys spending free time with her large family, traveling and attending all kinds of sporting events.