Dr. Kara Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt is originally from Waterville, OH and is a graduate of the University of Findlay. After being in Columbus attending veterinary school at The Ohio State University, she is happy to be returning to Northwest Ohio to join the BVVC team.
Dr. Schmidt enjoys reading, kayaking, fishing, visiting her family, and traveling to Northern Michigan whenever possible. She lives in Findlay and has dog, Sophie , and a Beta fish, Gunther.
Her professional interests include canine and feline cardiology, soft tissue surgery, and minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy.
We have an outstanding staff of receptionists, technicians, and assistants! They are all committed to providing the best-possible care to our clients and their pets with heart-felt compassion and concern.
Laura K - Our Comptroller, has been employed by us since 2005, handling our finances and is friend to all furry pets, but especially cats, including her own kitties, Watson and Webster.
Joanne - Receptionist and Veterinary Social Worker, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and has completed a Veterinary Social Worker Certification. She works with clients who have to make difficult decisions, have a loss or with staff in stressful situations.
Julia - Our Head Nurse, Julia started working as a assistant and 2005. After getting her registered technician license she worked in a major referral hospital then joined the BVVC family in the Fall of 2011. Julia enjoys working with behavior and surgery, she and her family have a Doberman Pinscher, Gwen.
Elizabeth - A Registered Veterinary Nurse was welcomed to the clinic in 2015 as a technician and is also our Inventory Manager. She and her husband have a dog, BB and three cats.
Kendall - RVN lives here in Findlay and enjoys spending time with her husband, Roy, three dogs, Lola, Jerry, and Daisy and three cats, Fat Cat, Little Guy, and Seven.
Cathy - RVN , is BVVC’s newest hire. She joined the team in March 2021. She has been in the veterinary field since 2004. Originally from Tiffin, she now lives in Fostoria with her 2 teenage sons, Blake and Devon and her two cats, Sylvester and Veda.
Kelsey - RVN , is from Fremont, OH. She enjoys spending time with her wife, Sam and taking care of their two cats, dachshund, rescued pit-bull, and chinchilla.
Leandra - RVN, joined us May of 2018, comes from Tiffin and has always enjoyed caring for and rescuing animals. She has a passion for being an exotic animal nurse. She lives in Findlay with her dog, Khaos, six rescued cats, and a menagerie of other furred, scaled and feathered pets.
Maddie - Veterinary Assistant , started working with us in August of 2019 and is studying to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She lives in Bluffton with her two chocolate labs, Paisley, Presley, a German shepherd, Zoe and a cat named Bubbles.
Celena - Veterinary Assistant , graduated from Statuzenberger’s Veterinarian technician program in 2018. She is working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. She travels from McComb and lives with her fiancé, two cats, Turtle and Hazey, and her two dogs, Ryder and Jace. She has a special interest in working with the exotics.
Krista - Technician's Assistant , is here to make everyone’s lives easier by helping wherever she can. She just moved back to Ohio after living in North Carolina and California and enjoys spending time with her dog, Woody and cat, Slinky.
Jeanni - Technician's Assistant, is currently attending Stautzenberger college to work towards her Veterinarian Technician degree. She is a lover of cats and has three of her own, Monroe, Diogee, and Beau.
Keri - Receptionist, is from Findlay, Ohio. She has been married to her best friend since 2011 and loves spending time with her family and animals.
Sandy - Receptionist, is a lifelong Hancock County resident. She loves spending time with her two sons, and her fur-daughter, a mutt named Reba.
Aubrey - Receptionist, is a student at Bowling Green State University studying Communication and Management. She has two pups of her own, Willow and Lucy, and has a huge love for animals of all kinds!
Lexi - Customer Care Coordinator, is a graduate of the University of Findlay. She's always had a love for animals, and even started a petition in first grade to get a class pet! She and her Husband reside in Findlay with their large family of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and pocket pets.
Brian - Is our Practice Manager. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, he is responsible for the business side of the Veterinary Clinic. He is married to his wonderful wife Natalie and has two children Kendall and Benjamin