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A Family Veterinary Practice

Dr. Matt Schmitt and Stephanie St. Jeor Schmitt

Dr. Matt Schmitt and Stephanie St. Jeor Schmitt

Matt Schmitt, VMD, and his staff at South Reno Veterinary Hospital strive to provide the highest quality standards in Veterinary Medicine for your pets. After all, they’re family.

We specialize in kind and compassionate care, delivered in an environment of the most advanced veterinary technology, supported by advisory relationships with Board Certified specialists in veterinary medicine. From routine pet exams and vaccinations, to the occasional ailment, to a life-saving operation, every pet benefits from our unwavering commitment to excellent care that is fueled by a passion for pet health and happiness.

Dr. Schmitt helps you understand every aspect of your pet’s health in language that is plain and simple. He will explain to you the “reasons why” and “what’s next” behind diagnostic tests and treatments, along with prognosis for recovery and prescribed ongoing preventive care.

We believe that a knowledgeable, observant pet owner is one of the best sources of information for effective treatment and continuing health of family pets.

We know that there are many constraints to scheduling vet appointments, from work schedules to transportation issues to anxiety-ridden pets who just don’t want to make the visit!

So South Reno Veterinary Hospital has tried to help make it a bit easier for you:

Flexible Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7am to 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday 7:30am to 7pm

House Calls
Exams, Vaccinations, Prescriptions
Blood, Urine and Skin Cell Samples


And we’re also here for you when the unexpected happens.

Emergency Pet Vet
On Call After Hours
Ready to help in a moment of crisis.

Pets receive exceptional emergency care, and when a pet’s life is in danger, Dr. Schmitt will share his insight, optimism and courage in your time of need.

Meet the Wonderful Staff at South Reno Veterinary Hospital

Matt Schmitt, VMD

Dr. Matt Schmitt

Dr. Matt Schmitt

Dr.Schmitt has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Reno/Sparks area since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia in 2001.

He opened his own practice with South Reno Veterinary Hospital in August, 2004. His dream of being a veterinarian began as a young boy, and his path to achieving that dream started when he attended a vocational agriculture high school and joined the Future Farmers of America. Dr. Schmitt worked as a veterinary assistant while in high school, and later on volunteered with a veterinary group offering free services to Native American Reservations and also in foreign countries. He spent part of several summers on Sioux Reservations in North Dakota and also in Guatemala vaccinating, spaying and neutering cats and dogs, and also castrating and caring for horses, with many of them being wild.

His career ambition took an interesting detour when he accepted a US Congressional Appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where he earned a BS in Marine Transportation. As part of the curriculum, he traveled throughout the world on merchant ships as a Ship’s Officer in Training. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Coast Guard, and spent time in Kodiak, Alaska as a department head, navigator, and federal law enforcement officer aboard a 213 ft. cutter.

Normally a two year tour, his assignment was cut short when he was selected as the Executive Officer, second in command, of a US Coast Guard cutter in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he served over two years. Dr. Schmitt’s final tour with the Coast Guard was spent as Watch Officer at Vessel Traffic Service, and he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on Governors Island in New York City.

Despite all of these achievements in his service with the US Coast Guard, the calling for veterinary medicine remained strong, and he began working with a veterinarian who had a contract with the Staten Island Zoo. After leaving the Coast Guard, Dr. Schmitt pursued his lifelong calling in an accelerated two year completion of prerequisites for Veterinary School at the University of Nevada Reno, and was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his Veterinary Medicine Doctorate.

Dr. Matt Schmitt’s accreditation is VMD, as awarded by the University of Pennsylvania, so named because the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is actually the Veterinary Department of the Medical School, indicating that his studies were overseen by MD’s as well as DVM’s. Some would say that this puts him a notch above.

In his spirit of community, he has been a Big Brother three times, and has volunteered with several organizations, including Catholic Youth Groups. He’s been involved with feeding the homeless, and collecting and shipping “gently worn” clothes to children in Iraq and Afghanistan. And he’s served in various leadership positions with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and has been a referee for youth soccer. Dr. Schmitt is an avid downhill skier, spins regularly and enjoys delving into military history. But at the end of the day, it’s time with his family and pets that brings his life full circle.

Stephanie St. Jeor Schmitt

Stephanie St. Jeor Schmitt - Office Manager

Stephanie St. Jeor Schmitt – Office Manager

A Reno Native, Stephanie grew up here and attended Reno High School. After earning her BS in Accounting along with a BA in History from the University of Colorado Boulder, Stephanie went on to earn an MBA in International Finance from Villanova University.

She is a Certified Public Accountant with close to 20 years of experience, and currently dedicates her time to assisting her husband Matt at South Reno Veterinary Hospital as Office Manager, and “designated volunteer” to assist with late night emergencies.
Stephanie’s also the quintessential soccer / baseball / skiing / basketball mom, shuttling four kids to numerous activities on a schedule that keeps her on her toes.

When she does have spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities along with reading and crafting.

In addition to raising Nathan, Alyssa, Max and Spencer, along with Labrador Retriever Chester, Stephanie believes in the importance of “giving back”. Her community service includes helping to feed homeless families, assisting with Cub Scouts and volunteering with the Girl Scouts.