Dr. Schmidt grew up locally in New Canaan. She attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 1996. She then completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 2000. The year following graduation she survived an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington D.C. She has worked in New York City and London, Enlgand. Upon her return to Connecticut she finally settled on a practice home at VCA Davis Animal Hospital in June of 2005. She enjoys working to help older pets maintain a good quality of life and helping their parents to better understand their often multiple disease processes. She is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and as such spearheads Davis' Cat Friendly Practice Program. Dr. Schmidt has been working part time since january 2008 to enable her to balance life as a veterinarian with life as a mother to her daughter Diana and son Tyler. She lives here in Stamford with the aforementioned offspring, her husband Troy, a teacher /administrator at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, and their Weimeraner dog, Gretchen, who likes to chase ice cubes the length of the kitchen floor but hates water. In her very limited spare time she enjoys curling up with a godd book, expecially mysteries.