Dr. Schmidt was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois (Go Illini!) and practiced in the Chicagoland area for 2 years before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. After spending almost 2 years in Portland, OR, her family relocated to the Seattle area. She shares her home with her husband, James, their dog, Ellie, 2 cats, Diesel and Taco, and a crested gecko named Cricket. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, and rooting for the World Champion Chicago Cubbies! Dr. Schmidt's professional interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric patient care.