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Meet the Veterinarian who Admitted Barbaro

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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.