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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    • Jenny S.Jenny S.

      Love this place! Everyone is so nice and Dr. Schmidt is wonderful. One of my dogs got hurt and she squeezed us in that day (which was a Friday). She is... Read More

    • 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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    • Aimee RoseAimee Rose

      I have now used Animal Hospital of McHenry 3 times now, with each visit being extremely satisfying. It is always nerve-wracking trying a new vet especially for a fur-mom like myself. This vets office has been nothing but worry-free since the first phone call. Every time I bring my dog in they greet her by name with treats. They do a great job or making it a positive experience for both canine and owner. I have always been treated with the utmost respect, kindness, compassion and empathy. My dog had her surgery on her tooth performed at this location and they called me through out the day to let me know how she was doing. My border collie can be a bit of a handful when she is stressed but they handled her so well. They allowed her to roam the back or be in a play pen because she is frightened by crates/cages. They let my dog be herself and allowed her to feel comfortable at her own pace.

      Again, I would highly recommend them and I thank them for the kindness and compassion they have shown myself as well as my most beloved furry friend. I will continue to be a loyal client and trust The Animal Hospital of McHenry with my babies.

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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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    • Lynne Harms GeuzendamLynne Harms Geuzendam

      Dr. Tammy is very thorough and very thoughtful. She's patient and kind to her clients and their pets. Our dogs and cats showed no fear towards her or her staff. We'll never take our pets to anyone else. So very glad we found her!

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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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    • 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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