San Diego, CA
I do cat rescue and know many, MANY veterinarians. If I have learned nothing else along the way, it??s to chose your vet carefully. We assume they all like animals, but some shift more toward the money and others toward really doing what is best for the animals. Since the animals can??t speak, it takes instincts (for lack of a better word) to diagnose what is really wrong. I have met a few vets as good as Dr. Darnell but none better. In my layman??s perception, she is a superb diagnostician. She has gotten to the bottom of tricky issues that other vets have missed, and she??s not afraid to say when
she just doesn??t know which hasn??t been very often. She has always been very upfront about what needs to be done and why. In addition, she is PASSIONATE about the animals and rescue in general. I can quote dozens of stories about how she has stood up for the animals??against the humans if absolutely necessary??and has taken in sick, injured, neglected and abused animals
and nursed them back to health and found them homes. I can name other vets who are excellent as well, but in my opinion, you won??t find anyone better nor more caring.