Our Veterinarians

Dr. Tammy Schmitt
Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Tammy Schmitt decided at the ripe age of seven that she was going to become a veterinarian when she grew up. She’s been working in the industry ever since she could land a job! Dr. Schmitt’s tenacity and passion for her craft has simply never quit—now, she’s the owner and sole veterinarian of her very own animal hospital.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Schmitt volunteered at local animal clinics during high school before heading off to Western Kentucky University to earn her undergraduate degree in biochemistry. During her studies, she tutored, played intramural sports, and served as a Resident Assistant in order to become a well-rounded applicant to veterinary school, all while holding a job as a kennel assistant at a local veterinary hospital. Dr. Schmitt then attended Auburn University to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Schmitt bought the Animal Hospital of McHenry in July of 2015 and has happily been serving the pets and animal owners of the area ever since. Medically, she’s fond of surgery and dentistry work, and also enjoys forming close bonds with the hospital’s geriatric patients. It is Dr. Schmitt’s ultimate goal to make a true difference in the lives of each and every animal and pet parent that she comes in contact with!

At home, Dr. Schmitt and her fiancé live with three orange tabby cats—including a 20-year-old that Dr. Schmitt has had ever since he was a kitten—and a bossy Wheaten terrier. When she’s not spending time with them or caring for pets here at the clinic, Dr. Schmitt can be found playing softball, cheering on the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks, and staying active in dog rescue work. Currently, she sits on the board of a local rescue and volunteers at the shelter, where she spays and neuters court-case dogs for the Safe Humane Chicago organization.
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    • Mark StrangesMark Stranges

      Can’t say enough about how great Animal Hospital of McHenry has been. Dr. Schmitt and staff are very caring and knowledgeable. I used to go to another vet in town and it was always a stressful experience for the dogs (and me). At animal hospital of mchenry it’s stress free, with a great level of care for a reasonable price. If you’re going somewhere else you’re missing out.

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    • Christine ZickusChristine Zickus

      So very glad to have found Dr. Tammy Schmidt at Animal Hospital of McHenry!
      Just adopted a senior shih-poo 2 months ago & have seen Dr. Schmidt & her staff twice. Cannot say enough about the care & compassion of Dr. & her staff! Her follow-up calls were really appreciated & everyone there genuinely cares about your pet's health!
      There is no intimidation to run unnecessary tests & fees are fair & affordable! 5 Stars all the way!

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    • Cindy StockmanCindy Stockman

      Dr. Tammy and the staff truly care about your pets. I always feel my pup Lucy gets the best care every visit.

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    • Barbara BrunnerBarbara Brunner

      I had my first appointment scheduled with this veterinarian for today with our cat and dog for vaccinations. But yesterday our inside/outside cat got snatched by a hawk. She got herself free but sustained 2 broken ribs and puncture wounds. I called the office and was told to bring her as soon as possible even though they were booked solid. The staff was amazing.

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    • Lynne GeuzendamLynne Geuzendam

      Our dog was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and Dr. Schmitt has been very helpful. She is genuinely concerned and takes the time to explain what needs to be done to keep him healthy. We decided in December to take our dogs to the Animal Hospital of McHenry, on a friend's recommendation, after going to another local vet clinic for many, many years. We're very happy we switched and trust the advise Dr. Schmitt has given us. The diabetes diagnosis was sudden and unexpected, and our fears have been put to rest thanks to Dr. Schmitt. Her staff is great, too!

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    • Jenna K.Jenna K.

      We just love Dr Schmidt! She's very minimal in her treatment when she can be and moves along slowly to figure things out. She speaking common terms to make... Read More


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