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Meet the Veterinarian who Admitted Barbaro


Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer 

Associate professor of emergency medicine and critical care, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square

pets: Max, a nine-year-old male Bernese mountain dog; Annie, a five-year-old female bullmastiff; 80 East Friesian/Lacaune-crossdairy sheep; 30 Rhode Island Red chickens; 30 honeybee hives; and several barn cats. Schaer makes Alpine-style raw-milk sheep cheeses on their farm in Landenberg.

First childhood pet: A male cat named Summer. 

dream pets: An appendix-registered reining quarter horse.

Most exotic patients: A wallaby, a tiger, a zebra and a camel.

Most memorable case: As an emergency clinician, she admitted Barbaro, the famous racehorse.

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