Dr. Schiebert always knew she was going to grow up to be vet. “When I was just three years old, I lived in Westport Connecticut and I would find these dead field mice outside all the time. I would pick them up, cradle them in my hands and go knock on my front door waiting for my Mom to come to the rescue. I knew she was a nurse and I was certain she could save the flat mice. She would answer the door, scream, and make me drop the mouse. After washing my hands, we would then have a makeshift funeral for the mouse in the garden. We had quite the little mouse cemetery in the garden at the side of the house.”
She worked hard to make that dream a reality: taking AP classes in High School, attending the summer college program at Harvard University, Graduating Magna Cumme Laude from LMU with a BS in biology in only three years and then being accepted to UC Davis Veterinary School on her first application. After graduating veterinary school at UC Davis, Dr. Schiebert worked as an associate veterinarian to learn the ropes but her dream of owning her own practice never died. She purchased Shadowridge Village Veterinary Clinic on April 17, 1997.
Originally established in 1987 as Shadowridge Village Veterinary Clinic, the vet hospital was purchased by Dr. Jenny Schiebert in 1997 and transformed into a state of the art medical hospital for small animals. Dr. Schiebert expanded the services offered to include advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, high tech anesthetic monitoring, advanced dentistry, Root canal therapy, Laser surgery, Ultrasound examinations, and in house laboratory, and endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. The name changed to Shadowridge Veterinary Hospital to reflect the full service nature of services.
In 2000, Dr. Schiebert created the first Luxury Pet Hotel in San Diego with all glass suites boarding pets in a cage free environment. Creature Comforts Pet Hotel offers luxury boarding with the most attentive and well-trained staff to care for your pet’s every need. Your pet will be pampered while still maintaining the security of being under direct veterinary supervision at all times.
In 2003, Dr. Brad Steele and Dr. Sophie Steele joined the practice and the hospital was relocated to a brand new specially designed facility located just down the street on the corner next to Burlington Coat Factory. The new hospital consists of 4 exam rooms, an ultrasound suite, double surgery suite, expanded treatment area, hydrosurge bathing room, luxury pet hotel with enclosed play yard, and kids play nook to keep the little ones occupied when Mom and Dad need to speak with the Doctor. Dr. Schiebert bought the Steele’s out of their share of the practice in 2005.
In July of 2006, Dr. Schiebert was given the opportunity to purchase Levitt Animal Hospital in San Marcos. Originally established in 1977, the hospital was owned and operated by Dr. Ira Abrams. Dr. Abrams decided it was time to focus on veterinary medicine and family life without the headaches of business ownership so he sought ought a veterinarian who would continue his vision for the practice. Shadowridge Veterinary Hospital was a perfect fit, dedicated to personal interactions and quality medicine.
Dr. Schiebert welcomed Dr. Jennifer Stewart, DVM as a minority partner in July 2006 as well. After working part time for a year with Dr. Schiebert, Dr. Stewart became the fulltime vet at San Marcos for 2 years. Dr. Schiebert purchased Dr. Stewart’s interest in the practice in 2009 and Dr. Stewart left to spend more time with her family and run a housecall veterinary practice based in Oceanside, California.
Today, Shadowridge Veterinary Hospital represents the very best that veterinary medicine has to offer – a full service progressive hospital, with empathetic and dedicated nurses and staff, intelligent and compassionate doctors, utilizing state of the art equipment to provide excellent care for pets resulting in the best quality of life possible.
Clients come from as far away as Chula Vista, La Jolla, Temecula and beyond. The majority of our patients find us centrally located in the San Marcos and Vista areas where we service the surrounding communities of Discovery Hills, San Elijo, Escondido, Hidden Meadows, Oceanside, Carlsbad, La Costa, Aviara and Olivenhain.
Dedicated to Continuing Education
To keep up with the growing wealth of knowledge in veterinary care, our veterinarians and support staff participate in continuing education and training on a regular basis. Several times per year our doctors and staff travel to conferences to learn the latest information about patient care and medicine. Our hospitals close from 12-2pm every other Wednesday to provide for additional in hospital Continuing education on disease and care of animals as well advanced customer service training. We constantly adapt to the needs of our clients and even review ways to improve our interactions with clients, trying to identify issues of concern in client service before they become problems. As a result, we welcome any and all feedback because it is what helps to constantly strive to improve ourselves.
The hospital is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association. We will continue to strive to exceed AAHA’s rigid standards to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care possible for your pet.