Our Doctors

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Kevin Schmidt- Owner

Adopted: 2010

Dr Kevin Schmidt knew from a very early age that he wanted a career in veterinary medicine. He was only eight years old when his father, Douglas Schmidt, earned his DVM and began practicing. During that period of his life, he collected many fond memories of seeing his dad at work. To read more about Dr. Kevin Schmidt

Dr. Kathleen Spencer- Schmidt- Owner

Adopted: 2011

Dr Kathleen Spencer-Schmidt joined the PVH team in January 2011. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Dr Spencer has spent most of her life in warm, breezy climates. Living in the Sunshine State, she earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She went on to earn her doctorate at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St Kitts, West Indies, then completed a one-year internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, California. To read more about Dr. Kathleen Spencer Schmidt

Dr. Douglas Schmidt 

Adopted: 1989

Favorite animal: All creatures Great and Small!
Dr Douglas R Schmidt is the owner and chief of staff of Patton Veterinary Hospital. Born in Cincinnati OH, Dr Doug is a proud Buckeye who has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1989. His greatest strengths have always been faith in God, love of family and passion for his work, along with a lifetime of respect for what he often refers to as “all creatures great and small”.

Growing up in Mt Washington, a suburb of Cincinnati, Douglas Schmidt was one of seven children born to Donald and Audrey Schmidt. His mother worked as a secretary and also served as recreation director for a local nursing home for over 25 years. His father worked long hours as a salesman for a large paper company which supplied paper goods for cafeterias and restaurants. To read more about Dr. Douglas Schmidt

Dr. Sabrina Walters

Adopted: June 2000
Number of pets: Two mixed terriers, “Marty” and “Frankie”

Dr. Sabrina Walters was born and raised in the Harrisburg area, and always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. After graduating from East Pennsboro Area High School in Enola, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University in Western Pennsylvania where she also met her husband Jeff. To read more about Dr. Sabrina Walters

Dr. Stephanie Edwards

Adopted: 2014

Dr Stephanie Edwards joined the PVH team as a staff veterinarian in June 2014. Born in Kittanning PA, Dr Edwards grew up in a rural community where animals are treasured companions. She is an alumnus of West Shamokin High School, earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State, and in 2014 graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. To read more about Dr. Stephanie Edwards

Dr. Nicole Waltemire

Adopted: 2017

Dr. Nikki Waltemire joined the PVH team as a staff veterinarian in July 2017. She was born in York and grew up in Yoe, PA. As a graduate of Dallastown Area High School, she then attended Shippensburg University to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish. Veterinary school did not come right away for Dr. Nikki, and so she attended Drexel University to obtain a Master’s in Laboratory Animal Science. It was during this time she began to appreciate the role animals play in both advancements in human and animal health. More to come

Dr. Don Patton

Without Dr Don Patton, PVH would likely not be the outstanding hospital that it is today. The office not only shares his name, but also thrives due to the priceless contributions made by Dr Patton during his 44 years of practice. To read more about Dr. Don Patton


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Read What Our Clients Say

    Very nice pet hospital. We were extremely pleased. Impressed by the education they give you as well. Our dog had her teeth cleaned and the nurse spent 10 minutes going over post-op procedures. Also we needed to come back in one week to have sutures looked at and they don't charge you an office visit for that like Leader Heights Animal Hospital would do


    I am extremely happy with the care that my puppy Cody received when he had his recent hip surgery. I highly recommend Patton Veterinary Hospital.

    Allison & Troy W.

    I would absolutely recommend Patton to anyone who has pets. Fabulous service every time by all the staff. Thank you


    The entire staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. They all seem to have a true love for all pets. They follow-up promptly and we have never had a problem with any of the doctors (Dr. Doug is our primary) or any of the other staff.

    Charles & Sally