Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, V’94, the new Medical Director of New Bolton Center, brings the art of multi-tasking to a new level. For her, managing many challenges simultaneously, and successfully, is a signature characteristic.
“Barb has always had a lot on her plate, but she always manages to handle each item with success and grace,” said Dr. Corinne Sweeney, Associate Dean of New Bolton Center. Sweeney stepped down from her role managing the day-to-day operations of the hospital last October, handing the reins to Dallap Schaer. “I am so very pleased to know that the hospital is under her watch,” Sweeney continued.
In her new position as Medical Director, Dallap Schaer oversees all medical aspects of patient care,as well as customer satisfaction, risk management, insurance, and communication. A board-certified surgeon, specializing in colic, a board-certified emergency and critical care clinician, drawn to the most- difficult cases, and a professor, sought-after as a mentor, Dallap Schaer has devoted her entire veterinary career to New Bolton Center.
Joining the Penn Vet faculty in 2001 as Assistant Professor, she became Chief of the Emergency Service in 2003. She was the emergency clinician who admitted the famous racehorse, Barbaro, to New Bolton Center after his breakdown at the Preakness Stakes in 2006.
Dallap Schaer was certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 1998, and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) in 2003.
Outside the hospital, she helps to manage a 25-acre family farm with her husband and New Bolton Center colleague, Dr. Thomas Schaer, V’96, and their two young daughters.