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About Us


“I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs… [They] are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no right to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty.”
~ James Herriot (Scottish Veterinarian and Writer. 1916-1995)

Our Story

In 2005, the owners of Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital and Pet Emergency Center made the decision to sell their general veterinary practice focus solely on emergency medicine. Dr. Jeff Schmidt took the opportunity to purchase the general practice keeping three core values in mind. First, achieve excellent client SERVICE. Second, provide QUALITY veterinary medical care to our patients enlisting our well-educated and caring staff. Third, be COMPASSIONATE to our clients and their companions and their specific needs.