Dr. Barbara L. Darnell-Schuber is a 1998 graduate of The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. An Ohio native, Dr. Darnell-Schuber came to San Diego in 1998 to complete her required "on the job" experience for her veterinary medical degree. After returning home for graduation, she chose San Diego as a final destination. She says she fell in love with America's finest city during a visit to her brother in the U.S. Navy during a Spring Break vacation.
In Practice since 1998, Dr. Darnell-Schuber gained a large range of valuable experience working in several different environments for 6 years prior to her purchase of the Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital in 2004. Her areas of special interest include Internal Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry. Dr. Darnell-Schuber spends many hours each year in continuing education classes to not only fulfill the state requirements for licensure, but to keep up to date on the latest in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Dr. Darnell-Schuber was married to her wonderful husband Brad in 2008 (which explains the hyphen in her last name!). They have 2 awesome kids together, along with quite th menagerie of furry family members. The Schuber's furry family includes 2 dogs and 3 cats. Their wonderful feline children are Symon, aka "Mr. Siamese - if you please" (15 years), Emma Fluffy Tail (4 years), and Trinity (7 years). Trinity was a momma kitty who had been shot and seriously wounded while caring for 4 newborn kittens. Unfortunately, she lost her leg to infection. However, wonderful homes were found for each of her kittens and Dr. Darnell-Schuber continues to work on teaching Trinity to trust the human race again...she is turning in to quite a love bug and has earned permanent status in the household. They also have a French Bulldog named Evie (13 years) and the newest furry family member is a Shih Tzu named Whicket. He is quite the special little dog - brought in to be euthanized for what seemed to be a hopeless genetic condition (he has congenital megaesophagus and had severe pneumonia), the doctor took him in and now he is thriving. If you didn't know anything was wrong, well you wouldn't know anything was wrong with him.
Dr. Darnell-Schuber works closely with the Rescue House. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting cats through its rescue, foster and adoption activities. They find homes for unwanted, abandoned, homeless and abused cats. She also works with several other smaller organizations providing discounted services to animals in need.
Outside of work, Dr. Darnell-Schuber enjoys many different hobbies including sewing, cooking and scrapbooking.