Dr. Krystal Schmid, with dogDr. Krystal Ann Schmid grew up in Dewy Rose, Georgia and currently resides in Martinsburg, West Virginia. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and received her DVM degree from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the Inwood Animal Center team, Dr. Schmid practiced at Maryland Vet Group, Chambersburg Animal Hospital, and Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital. Her special interests include geriatric care, arthritis management, alternative medicine, laser therapy, and sports medicine.

Dr. Schmid’s absolute favorite thing in the world is spending time with her husband, David, their two dogs, a six-year-old Labrador retriever named, Cooper Pup, and a one-year-old miniature long haired dachshund named, Prince Charles, and family. We love long weekends at Disney World and cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Team. Dr. Schmid is a southern girl at heart and showed horses for over 15 years at the national level. She also loves the community of Inwood and her local church family at St. Leo’s Catholic Church.

Dr. Schmid was very blessed to have grown up with two amazing parents that encouraged her to follow her dreams. She has been humbled by hardships along the way and her animals have taught her more about love and life than she could ever imagine. In 2006, Dr. Schmid purchased a miniature long haired dachshund that she named “Bruiser,” the weekend before she started Veterinary school. However, she and her husband, tragically lost him on January 24, 2018 just a few months before their wedding. Bruiser loved more fiercely than any animal she has ever known and even though he left them with broken hearts; he is with her every single day as she strives to be not only the veterinarian, but the person that he saw her as.