Dr. Schroeder was born in the midwest and grew up on a small family farm in Iowa taking care of many animals including dogs, cats, ducks, geese, chicken, cows, and horses. It is no surprise that her first personal pet was a cow. She had decided by age five that veterinary medicine was her calling.
Following her undergraduate education, she attended veterinary school at Iowa State University. She completed her studies in 2003 followed by a rotating small animal internship at a private specialty and emergency hospital in Mission, Kansas. From Kansas she moved to Reno, Nevada where she completed a surgical internship. Following her surgical internship, she was invited to the University of California at Davis to teach a small animal surgery course for the senior students. The following year she accepted a surgical residency in Reno, Nevada. After completing her residency program, she stayed on as associate surgeon and accepted the position as Medical Director one year later. In 2016 she accepted a position at VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Hospital in Loomis, California.
Dr. Schroeder’s surgical interests include oncologic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, intervertebral disc disease, stifle surgery and fracture repair. Dr. Schroeder lives in Reno with her husband and two daughters. They share their home with two Labradors named Jake and Mater and a Bull Terrier named Sophie. In addition to their furry housemates they also have a snake named Harley and a tree frog named Blobby. She and her family enjoy outdoor life in the Sierra mountains and can regularly be found hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing
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