Dr. Schmidtke is a graduate of Auburn University- College of Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary science, practice and surgery, including orthopedics and soft tissue. His first experience with the pet care industry came as kennel employee at age 14 and he grew to love the field of veterinary medicine; he has been in practice now for 11 years as a mixed animal veterinarian. Dr. Schmidtke moved to the Louisville area in 2016 with his wife Virginia, their two cats, two dogs, and four rabbits. Virginia later gave birth to their first child, a boy named Everett. Dr. Schmidtke and his wife enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking and camping. Dr. Schmidtke also enjoys wood working and learning to play the accordion and piano.