Barbara received her veterinary degree in 2005 from Munich Veterinary School in Germany. She subsequently performed a doctoral thesis about the “Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome” and completed a small animal rotating internship at Munich Veterinary School. In 2008 Barbara moved to the UK where she underwent a residency training program at Willows Referral Centre in Solihull which was supervised by Heidi Featherstone and Christine Heinrich. Barbara holds the European diploma in veterinary ophthalmology. In 2011, she moved back to Germany to work at Munich Veterinary School. In 2012 Barbara joined the ophthalmology service at Vienna Veterinary School where she enjoyed teaching and scientific work. In 2017 Barbara started a new ophthalmology referral service in Germany in a multi-disciplinary hospital.