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Bark Avenue Resort & Kamp and Mission Animal & Bird Hospital are the culmination of a long time dream of Bob Cartin, D.V.M. 

For many years, Dr. Bob envisioned a world class facility, where pets could receive cutting edge veterinary care as well as an unsurpassed resort experience. 

The emphasis is on a beautiful, comfortable and safe environment, with a loving, highly trained team of camp Counselors. 

Along with other community outreach programs such educational seminars, obedience training, and “Nights at the Dog Park”, we fully celebrate the “Pet – Human Bond”!

Call us today at (760) 433-3763, ext. 7!

Erin McGhee

Erin was born in San Diego and has been in North County most of her life. She spent her youth playing with her dogs, cats and her horse Missy. Her love of animals has taken her to a career in animal care. She started at the Animal Keeper Pet Hotel as an after school helper. She worked and learned there until she came to Mission Animal and Bird Hospital in 1994.  She was the Pet Lodge Manager and Receptionist Team Leader at Mission Animal Bird Hospital until the move to the new facility in 2009.

Erin and her significant other, Robie, recently purchased their first home, which they share with their cats Baby Mow and Mister.They also recently adopted a terrier mix dog named Missy who was found abandoned in the desert. Missy and Mister became fast friends and typically are in constant motion. When Erin and Robie are not working on their home, they are sharing a love of hockey, music, video games and movies.

Regarding Bark Avenue Resort & Kamp and her role there, Erin says, “My goal at BARK for Pets is to be the premier pet lodge and doggie day camp facility in the north county area. I want to provide a “Home away from Home” atmosphere – a place that is safe and comfortable for pets to enjoy, while their pet parent is away”.  Erin goes on to say, “My favorite part of the day is when a pet runs in our door to see their favorite camp Counselor and their special furry day camp friends"





Racquel (Rocky) was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida but grew up in Oceanside.  She graduated from Oceanside High School.  She is one of five children and she has one cat. 

When Rocky is not working with the dogs at the resort, she spends most of her free time with the youth group at Calvary Chapel Vista as a counselor.  She also enjoys spending quality time with her family.



Danielle is from Corona California and she went to high school at Santiago High. She has previously done some customer jobs and joined the team at Bark Avenue in November 2012. Danielle currently lives in Oceanside with her fiance Donnie and their two cats Phoenix and Pandemonium, who are going to be 3 this year.

Danielle enjoys reading, drawing, painting and keeping in touch with family and she hopes to sell her art one day. She is really enjoying the adventure of working with animals!




Taylor was born in San Diego and spent most of his life here. He left for a few years and graduated from Hickman County High School in Tennessee and then attended welding school and worked as a structural steel welder.

Taylor recently returned to San Diego and joined the staff at BARK. He says he enjoys working here and being back in California. His passions in life are BMX bike riding, skydiving photography and he hopes to someday become a "squirrel suit flier" and make a career of it.




Helen was born in Thailand and came to the United States when she was 1 years old. She was raised in Los Angeles with her younger sister. Helen graduated from Mark Keppel High School and studied Graphic Design at Platt College.

In 2008, Helen worked as a dog bather at Bone Appetit in Las Vegas. The owner ran a non profit organization that rescued pit bulls called Heaven Can Wait. It was there that Helen knew she wanted to be involved with dogs.

Helen joined BARK in July 2014. She currently lives in Oceanside with her partner Z, their 2 dogs Laddi & Gavin, and 2 cats Mew & Kittie. 

When Helen isn't loving on all the animals at BARK, she enjoys riding her ATV during desert camping trips, skydiving, and learning to tattoo.




Seamus was born and raised in New Hampshire and started working with animals when he was 16 years old.  He has worked in kennels, doggie day camps and as a vet tech for three years.  Seamus moved to California in 2006 for a job training assistance dogs.  He loves working with animals, especially dogs, and that is why he enjoys his job at Bark Avenue Resort and Kamp for pets. 

Seamus lives in Vista with his wife and two sons.  They also have two dogs, two bunnies and a cat.  When he is not working Seamus likes to spend time with his family and friends.




Manny is an Oceanside native. He graduated from Pacific View Charter School and have been around dogs all of his life. He is the proud owner of a Border Collie who goes by the name of Oso, who is too smart for his own good. He loves to spend his days stretched out on the couch.

Manny spends my free time making music, BMX and hanging out with friends. His long term future goals are to become a Dog Trainer and Landscape Architect. He loves his position at B.A.R.K. and is enjoying all the new things there are to learn.







Robert was born in Portsmouth Virginia and came to San Diego at the age of 5. He was raised in San Diego and has always had dogs and cats growing up. Early 2015 Robert made a career change from U.X.O (unexploded ordinance) technician to veterinary assistant and while doing volunteer work for class hours for Bark Avenue Resort has found his niche.

When not working with the delightful pups, he spends his time with his black cat Jack, fishing, going to the beach and doing demolition jobs.



Lynda was born in Vista and has lived in California her whole life and started working at BARK during her junior year at Rancho Buena Vista High School. She has grown up around animals her whole life, including dogs, cats, fish, birds, and a friendly tarantula.

Lynda hopes to one day study astronomy and astrophysics as a professional scientist or professor and spends most of her free time studying or hanging out with friends.







Outside of work Mixtli is part of competitive soccer team. She loves spending time with her 4 dogs. 1 Malamute and 3 Chihuahua's. She is current going to school and working with Bark Avenue part time.



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