I was introduced to Dr. Barbara Darnell about eight years ago when my beloved ferret developed an oversized spleen. She removed the spleen and my ferret was like a new animal. Since that time, Dr. Darnell has performed a complicated hip surgery on my dog who got hit by a car, helped my roommate's cat had congenital heart failure after the Cedar Fire burned down our home, treated my elderly cat with hyperthyroidism and renal insufficiencies, came to my home to euthanize my 15 year old dog and most recently worked non-stop to help save my two cats who became ill from eating recalled Iams pet food. After a year of care, they have been taken off daily fluids and are on maintenance only therapy. If it were not for Dr. Darnell, my cats would have died. I have never doubted her ability to perform whatever care my animals require. She has shown enormous compassion, understanding and professionalism in every circumstance and challenge I have presented to her. Since I have numerous animals, I am always in need of a veterinarian whom I can trust and feel confident in the care they are receiving. I recommend her to everyone I know and my friends, too have had warm and wonderful experiences with her as their pet's caretaker. My animals are in the best of care when I take them to her office. She returns my phone calls promptly and gives me direct advice about the options that are available to me in the many health related issues I face with my animals.