Louisville, KY (502) 244-3036

13160 Magisterial Drive

Louisville, KY 40223

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Ruth Schmidtchen, MS, DVM, CCRT, CVA

Emergency Medicine, Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture, Rehabilitation

Senior Clinician, Emergency Medicine - Specialist, Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture & Canine Rehabilitation

On The Job

Before joining our team, Dr. Ruth Schmidtchen worked in both emergency medicine and at a primary care veterinary practice.


Canine Acupuncture Certification, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Wellington FL
Internship, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Akron OH
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Master of Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Dietetic Internship, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego CA
Dietetic Certification, University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Off Duty

When not at the hospital or volunteering with an adult literacy program, Dr. Schmidtchen is running off to explore the canyons and national parks in the southwest states, most especially southern Utah. She enjoys skiing, hiking, backpacking, running and spending time with her two dogs – both of which have special needs – and three cats.