Super Vets for Super Pets

Super Vets for Super Pets

Dr. Ken Schoolmeester

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Dr. Ken Schoolmeester

I couldn’t decide on a major, so it chose me. I began my veterinary journey in a tiny drug store during my early college days. While I was pricing jar after jar with a ticket gun, a black dog walked up and licked my face. I couldn’t believe that a dog was inside the store. I rushed to follow it as it rounded the aisle; however, it seemed to have disappeared. I looked all over the store and even went outside, but no one had seen the dog. Yes, this was the early 70s, and no, I hadn’t smoked anything funny before my shift. My mother had told me from the time that I was a small boy that I would be a veterinarian. It seemed like it was time to finally heed her advice and start the journey she had predicted.

After completing my veterinary degree at Ohio State, I moved to Greensboro. I found North Carolina to be a beautiful state with a wonderful climate. After a year of working my first job as a veterinarian, I decided it was time to open my own veterinary practice and fulfill my vision of what personalized veterinary care should be. Twenty-three successful years later, I sold my practice in Greensboro and moved to Charlotte to start a new personal life. I opened Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital in early 2000. The journey has been gratifying and fulfilling beyond even what I had experienced in Greensboro. Yet, more than five decades after that day in the drug store, I look forward to going to work (I do not call it work – but my life’s passion). I have much fun with my staff as most of them are adept jokesters and keep the hospital lively. Yet, I am also impressed every day with their level of dedication and compassion toward our patients. Most importantly, it is rewarding to provide my clients and their pets with the highest level of medical and personalized care in the veterinary industry. At the end of each day, I look forward to working more on my passion again tomorrow.

I share my life with my wonderful and beautiful wife, Holly, who works behind the scenes. She has been crucial to the success of my veterinary career and, even more so, my happiness. We are both social creatures and like to experience all that Charlotte offers from the arts, activities, and diverse cuisines. We also have a wanderlust for traveling to unique destinations near and far. However, we both appreciate our time at home with a glass of wine while cooking together. We have two cats at home: the extroverted, Marmalade (who secretly thinks he is a dog) and the introverted Sterling (who wants to be only with mom). We also have two resident cats at Mixed Pet. Tweed has been with us for over a decade and Stevie, our one-eyed cat, joined us a couple of years ago. You might see one or both of them lying on the front desk messing up paperwork or knocking things off of the counter.

We love Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital! Both Dr. Schoolmeester and Dr. Keb have taken great care of our mini bernedoodle. Their entire team is fantastic!!!
Elizabeth F.
Elizabeth F.
Staff is wonderful at Mixed Pet. Dr. Schoolmeester took great care of our last dog and we cannot recommend him highly enough. We know that our new puppy will be well cared for by the Mixed Vet team.
Mike L.
Mike L.
Took my 10 months old puppy here for her first examination. Dr. Schoolmeester was super patient and thorough in explaining my puppy’s medical conditions. An extra shoutout to nurse Colleen & Kaitlin for giving me tips on training my pup to be a good girl. My girl seemed super happy when she was... returned to me. From checking in my pup to us leaving took around an hour. The exam itself was done under 30 mins.read more
Angela W.
Angela W.
I highly recommend Dr. Schoolmeester and his staff for amazing service and care of my puppy. He was able to work us in on short notice and was so helpful in diagnosing and putting together the game plan to treat my puppy. He took the time to answer all of my questions and followed up to check on my... pup. I highly recommend this practice to care for your pet!read more
Karna C.
Karna C.
I have been been a client for over 17 years and can’t say enough about Dr. Schoolmeester and the staff at Mixed Pet. They are always so friendly, professional, responsive, thorough, & compassionate. They’ve helped me through several trips over the rainbow bridge with my beloved pets and their... compassion and support was tremendous. Anytime I call, the phone is answered immediately. I honestly can’t remember a time I’ve ever had to leave a message for a return call (and I call a lot with multiple pets). They helped me with many questions & issues when I was fostering 12 newborn puppies and the Mom whom was rescued from a shelter even during this crazy time of quarantine. All of the staff is wonderful from Jamie and Mary Kate to Katilyn and Brandy and boy does my Luey dog LOVE Brandy!!!! I think he’s go home with her if I let him! I’ve had 7 dogs with them through the years and their quality of care has remained consistent. Thank you Dr. Schoolmeester and Staff for all you do helping keep the Walsh family dogs happy and healthy. You are the BEST!!read more
Susan W.
Susan W.
Dr. Schoolmeester and the team have been taking care of my pets for years. I trust them to handle every situation with kindness and thorough information. I'm so glad to have found them all those years ago.
Patrick K.
Patrick K.
Very professional and friendly staff, Dr.Schoolmeester is excellent and approaches each issue as if it were his own problem. I would highly recommend this Vet to anyone.
Joseph D.
Joseph D.
Dr. Schoolmeester and his staff are WONDERFUL people. They do everything in their power to help your pet feel better and get better. Dr. Schoolmeester gives you solid answers to your dog's problems. My family and I have been through many vets over the past 17 years and we finally found the perfect... vet for our dogs. Thank you Mixed Pet!read more
Melissa C.
Melissa C.
I wish I could tell everyone in Charlotte about this clinic. I brought my mom’s dog from 10 hours away to see Mr.Schoolmeester. After years of different vets and thousands of dollars spent, Mixed Pet has finally given us the answers to Moo’s respiratory issues. We are moving away and the only thing... that makes us sad is leaving our vet. Do yourself and your animal a favor—Go to Mixed Pet.read more
Dayana M.
Dayana M.
We have used the services of Mixed Pet for close to 9 years for our cat Mocha. I have been extremely pleased with service, responsiveness and professionalism. Drs Schoolmeester and Walker are terrific— very good communicators and great referrals. Their vet techs— especially Cris - are the best. For... cat owners I highly recommend Mixed Pet. They understand the idiosyncranies of cats.read more
Tina B.
Tina B.
Best vet ever. Dr. Schoolmeester is phenomenal. I’ve also seen Dr. Walker and she is wonderful too. They are very knowledgeable, involve me in the decision-making, and really look out for the best interest of my dog. The staff is exceptional as well. I feel confident taking my fur baby here. If... any issues arise and my dog needs to be seen, they fit me right in. I feel lucky that I was referred to such a wonderful practice. I moved to a different area of town, and I will continue to make the drive to Mixed Pet - they're worth it. Thank you so much to Drs Schoolmeester & Walker and staff for taking the very best care of my pup!read more
Brittany A.
Brittany A.
Dr. Schoolmeester and the rest of the team at Mixed Pet have taken care of our dogs for over 20 years. I can't say enough good things about them! They are always friendly and treat our Lucy with gentleness and kindness. Doc is very thorough and explains everything in an easy to understand way.I... highly recommend Mixed Pet!read more
Janat S.
Janat S.
Dr. Ken and staff has taken care of our guys for over 18 years. I can't say enough how caring they are and how we truly feel like we are a party of the family. They just met the new kittens.
Rocky M.
Rocky M.
Dr. Schoolmeester has been the vet for all my animals since he opened his practice in Greensboro, NC, around 30 years ago. He moved to Charlotte 6 months prior to our moving here, so I was delighted and relieved when I realized I would still be able to depend on his excellent knowledge, care and... compassion for my animals. It is just as important to have a doctor you have complete faith in for the care of your animals as it is for yourself, and Dr. Schoolmeester is that kind of vet! If you are looking for the best care for your animals, I highly recommend Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital.read more
Lynne M.
Lynne M.
I have used Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital in Charlotte for a couple of years and I could not be more pleased with Ken Schoolmeester, D.V.M. i have taken our 4 lb, 11 year old Chihuahua in for a sprained ankle and a gastrointestinal problem in the last 30 days and Ken carefully and accurately... diagnosed both issues, using several different diagnostic tools. He gave Bambi the appropriate medication which brought her back to normal quickly.It never ceases to amaze me how good veterinarians can accurately diagnose most issues with animals, not having the benefit of the person to person communication that "people" doctors have.We have moved several times in Bambi's 11 years of life, and we have consulted with a number of vet's, but Ken is at the top of our list of good ones.I hope that you can enjoy the benefit of his services too.read more
Emory C.
Emory C.
I've had one dog and two cats cared for by Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Schoolmeester and his staff have always been caring and professional in the care of my pets. I highly recommend Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital.
Craig B.
Craig B.
I want to thank Dr.Schoolmeester and his team for all the help they did today with my Goldendoodle Lola. She was extremely sick and they were able to get her in within two hours of calling. The minute I walked in the door the front office team was super nice and helpful and I was seen right away. ... Dr.Schoolmeester and his assistant were extremely thorough and explained everything that was going on with her. They did some tests and within 15 minutes they had an answer and was able to help her. I am extremely grateful for their kindness and help and I will definitely be going back!read more
Priscilla M.
Priscilla M.
Dr. Schoolmeester has taken care of my family's cats for 15 years now. He shows great care and attention to my pets, and he explains everything thoroughly. Mixed Pet is trusworthy, which is invaluable to me as a pet owner.
Suzanne H.
Suzanne H.
Dr. Schoolmeister is outstanding. He explains thoroughly, takes time with you, is conscious of your funds, and is gentle with your animals and truly enjoys them. Every person on staff is outstanding!
Susie B.
Susie B.
Dr. Schoolmeister and his staff have been wonderful to our beloved pets over the past 15+ years. They truly care by listening and taking time to help you and your pets. A real asset to the community!
Elise W.
Elise W.
We have been taking our cats to Mixed Pet for over 15 years. Dr. Schoolmeester and his staff have always had our pets health in their best interest. I have ALWAYS felt comfortable taking my pets there because the staff is AWESOME and there is no other place I would rather have them taken care... off. Mixed Pet has to be IMHO...best veterinarian EVER!read more
Mitch O.
Mitch O.
We have taken our current and previous dogs to Dr. Schoolmeister for the past 17+ years. The team there is extremely professional, yet very compassionate. Dr. Schoolmeister really listens and cares about your pet. There's a reason he's been there for so long! �
Elise Friedlander W.
Elise Friedlander W.
Dr. Schoolmeester is awesome he is compassionate and God knows I didn't have all the money to pay my kitty vet bill so he gave me an extension on paying thank you so much! There staff are very friendly and understanding I am blessed to find a great place.
Jms T.
Jms T.