Welcome to Shelter Island
Veterinary Hospital

Our team is dedicated to providing
the best care possible for your pets.
Contact us today!


Veterinary Services

Our facility is equipped with in an in house laboratory, digital xrays (both for the body and dentistry) and ultrasound.


Get To Know Us

Our team is dedicated to providing the best care possible for your pets, and in 2009 we were proudly certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) – only 15% of small animal hospitals achieve this accreditation.

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Quality Services

We have state of the art equipment to helps our doctors diagnose and treat most problems as quick as possible. We also maintain excellent relationships with nearby specialists should your pet need specialized care.



Our veterinarians and staff are devoted to staying on top of the latest diagnostics, treatments, and wellness programs to maintain your pet’s optimal health. Let’s work together!

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Only The Best For Our Community

Dr. Barbara Darnell has never turned away an animal in need. Sometimes she refers to her own home as a “halfway house” for injured and abandoned animals. In 2009, Dr. Darnell bottle raised, spay/neutered, vaccinated and found loving homes for 19 kittens! In 2009, Dr. Darnell and the Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital donated thousands of dollars in free and discounted services to animals in need.

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What Our Customers Say About Us

“The staff was extremely friendly and treated My dog like he was one of their own family members. The diagnosis was thoroughly explained to me and all options for treatment were discussed so that I could choose the best treatment option for my pup.”

“Dr. Darnell is wonderful. I’ve been going to her for years. She handles my fur babies like a fellow animal lover and is great it’s me and all of my questions. I recently found her very helpful and sympathetic in my grief over the loss of my baby Gizmo. She was very sweet and understanding – truly appreciated. She is my vet for all my past, current, and future pets. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a vet.”

“The vets and all the employees are very very caring they take time with you Not rush you in and out the vet is above and beyond could not find better”

“We love coming to Shelter Island Vet Hospital. We have had the pleasure of seeing both veterinarians on site, and always have a great experience. We feel like all of our questions and concerns are adequately addressed, and that the clinic has our pets’ best interest at heart!”

We’re Excited To See You

Below you will find contact information for our Clinic in San Diego, CA. We invite you to contact us to make an appointment.

San Diego

3625 Midway Drive, San Diego, CA 92110