Meet Our Staff
Our Veterinarians join the dedicated Technical and Client Service staff at Arbor View Veterinary Clinic in our mission to provide you and your pet’s quality medicine, exceptional service, and a compassionate and caring veterinary experience.
Jeffrey Schmidt, DVM
Dr. Schmidt graduated with honors from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After concluding a one year surgical and medicine internship at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic, he continued to work at LBVC for an additional 7 years. In 2003 Dr. Schmidt joined the staff at Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital and Pet Emergency Center. Dr. Schmidt has completed advanced training in ultrasound, surgery, and pain management. He is the father of two daughters, and enjoys the outdoors, fitness training, target practice, and Jiu Jitsu.
Patricia Lawler, DVM
Dr. Lawler is a graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, with a BA in Psychology from University of Maryland. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a dog trainer and veterinary technician. While she was stationed in Germany with her husband she pioneered a Pet Visitation Program for the soldiers at the Army hospital and taught Pet First Aid classes for the American Red Cross. She has an interest in canine behavior and the Human-Animal Bond. Dr. Lawler lives with her husband and their 3 dogs, an English Springer Spaniel named Frederick and Papillons Louis and Frankie. They enjoy traveling, taking the dogs hiking and spending time with family.
Leslie Baldner, DVM
Dr. Leslie Baldner came to Northern California from LaCrescent, Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, where she earned her bachelors of Science degree in biology with a minor in German. She took a year off of school to travel and live in East Africa. She lived in countries including Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. Following her travels she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1999. The following year she completed the acupuncture course through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She has continued her holistic education, taking courses in Chinese herbal medicine and food therapy. She enjoys being able to offer a balanced approach between holistic and traditional medicine that allows her to treat the whole patient. She often incorporates acupuncture and nutrition in her treatment plan for anything from allergies to arthritis and cancer. Leslie lives in Roseville with her two daughters that keep her busy driving them to all their activities. Other members of the family include two dogs: Gypsy and Papi, three cats: Rockstar, Skippyjon Jones, and Clover, and two leopard geckos: Kilamanjaro and Sean. In her leisure time, she likes to go running, hiking and is always up for a trip to the coast.
Sharon Wedemeyer, DVM
Dr. Wedemeyer is a graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced small animal medicine since 2001. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, as well as building long term relationships with clients and their pets. Dr. Wedemeyer has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and ultrasound. She lives in Granite Bay with her husband and two young children, plus two dogs, one cat, and a parrot. She enjoys music, reading, and wine tasting.
Lea Early, DVM
Dr. Early is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She was raised in North Carolina and received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in Biological Sciences. Her clinical year of veterinary school was completed at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Preventative care, internal medicine, and dermatology are some of her areas of interest in veterinary medicine. Dr. Early moved to Northern California in 2011. She currently lives in Carmicheal with her wife, three sons, two dogs, and rabbit. In her spare time, Dr. Early enjoys hikes with her family, traveling, and reading.
Adam Schawel, DVM, MS
Dr. Adam Schawel is a Northern California native and graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Occidental College and then a Master’s degree in Chemistry at UC Berkeley. Before vet school, Adam performed biochemistry research and worked at a shelter and also as a vet tech. He loves working with cats, dogs and their families. Some of his interests are preventative medicine, dentistry, infectious diseases and emergency care. Adam lives in Davis with his wife and daughter. Their Chihuahua mix Rona always makes them smile. Together they enjoy exploring the outdoors, biking and cooking
Jeannie Knuchell, DVM
Dr. Jeannie Knuchell is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from Southern California and earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor in Microbiology at Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Knuchell worked as a veterinary assistant in both small and equine practice. Her interests in veterinary medicine include ophthalmology, internal medicine, and preventive care. Outside the clinic, she enjoys cycling, reading, and spending time with her husband and their cat, Kiwi.
*Mrs. Maggie Barsaleau
In Loving Memory of *Mrs. Maggie Barsaleau. Maggie was a prominent member of the Roseville community and she helped launch and manage many successful practices including ours.