Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Kevin Schmidt- Owner
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
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
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. Jess Battyanyi joined the Patton Veterinary team in June 2021. Born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, even as a young girl, Dr. Jess knew she was destined to have a career working with animals. From her Barbie horses, traveling zoo birthday party, and many dog and cat Halloween costumes, it was clear that animals were her passion. To begin her journey towards becoming a vet, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Lycoming College. After graduation, she left Pennsylvania to become a Buckeye at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. To read more about Dr. Jess Battyanyi
During her years at Ohio State, Dr. Jess worked as a veterinary assistant at a small animal clinic. This provided her a great opportunity to apply the information and skills she was learning during school to real life situations. She also learned many things that were not taught in the classroom such as her passion for communication with clients about their animals’ health. Owners know their pets better than anyone, and Dr. Jess enjoys working with owners to come up with the best plan for each individual patient. She wants owners to feel involved in the medical decisions for their pets, and always does her best to provide them with adequate information to do so.
While not at work, Dr. Jess enjoys reading, doing puzzles, and running. She also enjoys doing just about anything outside. Although she currently does not have any pets of her own, she is sure that in the near future she will have a furry companion with which to share this new adventure!
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