Our Veterinary Team

Dr. Barbara Darnell-Schuber

Medical Director

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 her 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 1988. 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 also to stay up to date on the 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 the menagerie of furry family members. The Schuber’s furry family includes 3 dogs and 4 cats. Their wonderful feline children are Emma Fluffy Tail, Trinity, Bruce Wayne (is he The Batman?), and Pandora. Their canine kids are Colby, an English Toy Spaniel, Venellope Von Shweetz, an adorable English Toy Spaniel puppy and Ollie (Olaf, Prince Ali) another English Toy Spaniel who was found to be in need of a special home where he could thrive as he is extremely shy.

Dr. Darnell-Schuber works closely with the Rescue House, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting cats through rescue, foster, and adoption activities. Dr. Darnell provides medical care and fostering for the tiniest of kittens who need extra TLC.

Outside of work, Dr. Darnell-Schuber volunteers with her kids’ elementary school in many ways including fundraising, classroom volunteering, and as a music helper. She is also the leader and cookie mom for her daughter’s girl scout troop.

Dr. Darnell-Schuber sitting next to dog.

Dr. Nancy Milan

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Dr. Milan headshot

Glory Baquiran

Lead Veterinary Nurse

Glory has been a key member of the Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital team since 2007. As our Lead Veterinary Nurse, She supports the whole staff with everything from answering phones to assisting the doctor in surgery. Her job is to make sure the whole team at Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital is providing the best care possible for our patients, as well as genuine support for our clients. Patient care and impeccable customer service are always Glory’s first Priority.


Glory was born and raised here and in San Diego. She completed the Veterinary Assistant course at Pima Medical Institute in 2003. Then attended Allied Veterinary Staff Education in 2017 to complete the educational credential needed to become a veterinary Technician.

In the time Glory has been a member of the Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital family, Glory has gotten married and started her own family. Glory is blessed with two children of her own, Trae and Ian. Her furry family includes a lab mix named Brody and a miniature schnauzer mix named Rylee.

During her spare time, Glory enjoys making memories with her family, playing billiards, and occasionally fostering kittens in need of special care.

Headshot of Glory



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Esther holding cat.


Kennel Assistant

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