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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    • Dave DemersDave Demers

      Tammy made my Mr. Dennis Reynolds the 2nd a happy cat in no time. She even had a wonderful baby food suggestion that worked, well, it worked wonderfully; I used Gerber beef and beef gravy, the little freak sucks it up like a vampire. I am even able to mix the liquid anti biotic without him noticing. It's no fun forcing liquid into a cat much less a sick jerk cat.

      A good vet. I'll go back I'm sure.

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    • Karen ShattuckKaren Shattuck

      Dr. Schmitt saved my dogs life with a very intense difficult surgery. She never wavered in her determination to save her. The entire staff was caring and concerned. No one can ask for anything else from such a great place!!!!!

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    • Abi SwidergalAbi Swidergal

      Every member of the staff were extraordinarily friendly! Dr. Schmitt was incredible with my scaredy cats!!

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    • Jenny May StringerJenny May Stringer

      Dr. Schmitt has been a favorite vet of ours since long before she opened her doors in McHenry! Patient, knowledgeable, compassionate...the list could go on and on!

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    • Alex SchwendauAlex Schwendau

      Dr. Schmitt and her team are so amazing. Every time I bring my dog in it’s like visiting family; the love and care they show is unmatched.

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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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    • 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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