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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    • 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

    • Mary T. DurosMary T. Duros

      This is one of the nicest animal hospitals I've been to. Large, homey, exam rooms with cushioned seats perfect for comforting and snuggling your furkid. Great staff! And Dr Tammy Schmitt. The BEST veterinarian in the greater Chicago area! And not a bad drive from Chicago at all. I highly recommend it.

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    • Mike JackiwMike Jackiw

      Wonderful staff and Dr. Tammy is one of the best ever! I’m so glad to have them caring for our two adopted dogs.

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    • Stangebåy KayStangebåy Kay

      My dog, Feist, and I are thrilled to have access to such compassionate and professional veterinary services that are provided by Dr. Schmitt. Thanks to Dr. Schmitt, Karen, and Stacy for always treating our visits with great attention. I highly recommend this clinic.

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    • Sarah Matheny-CarnieSarah Matheny-Carnie

      We love the mchenry animal hospital!! Everyone is friend and helpful!! Our poor old man (shiba inu) was suffering from ear infections and our old vet kept saying it was just ear mites and to keep cleaning them!! After a month I had enough went here and bam ear infection!! After some antibiotics and a deep cleaning all is well!! Thank you so much for listening to my concerns and addressing them! Never going anywhere else!!

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    • Michael CostiganMichael Costigan

      Very compassionate, innovative, and thorough. They really care about the animals that they help.

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    • Lorrie HarrisLorrie Harris

      Phenomenal, compassionate, goes the extra mile and truly gets our love for our animal family members. Her assistance with the difficult decision to end our 7 month old kitten Moon's terminal pain February 9th, 2017 will forever be remembered. Dignity, love and respect by not only Dr. Tammy, but her staff as well, is unmeasurable. They are the epitome of what all animal medical care givers should aspire to be. Again, thank you truly. <3 Sincerely, Lorrie Harris, Aden and Carolyn Giannopoulos, her many canine siblings and cousins, otherwise known as Moon's family. *Side note, Dr. Tammy, we are saddened to learn last night when we returned home from Moon's passing, that you yourself lost your personal cat yesterday. He and Moon are playing, I'm sure of it.

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