Dr. Lindsey Schneider was born and raised in the Iowa heartland, where family values and friendliness were engrained from an early age. She always knew she wanted to care for the health and well-being of animals as a veterinarian, but her enthusiasm for teeth did not develop until much later. Her light-bulb moment came during a vet school lecture on dentistry: this discipline was the perfect combination of her interests in diagnostic imaging, surgery, and lifelong patient care. If you have ever had a toothache, then you may understand what many companion animals experience daily as a result of dental diseases. Dr. Schneider is passionate about educating clients on oral health and working alongside your family veterinarian to develop comprehensive treatment plans to provide your pets with happy, healthy mouths.

Dr. Schneider’s love of learning led her to study economics and English as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa before delving into a career in veterinary medicine. She attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY for veterinary school and received her DVM in 2013. Dr. Schneider then completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, followed by three years in small animal general practice in Colorado. In 2017, she had the opportunity to return to her alma mater, Cornell University, to complete a three-year residency in dentistry and oral surgery. It was there that she finally could pursue her passion for teeth full-time and hone her skills in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 

Dr. Schneider loves all aspects of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery, from treating periodontal disease and broken teeth to removing oral tumors and repairing cleft palates and jaw fractures. She also has a special interest in zoo dentistry; she relishes the opportunity to improve the quality of life for wildlife ambassadors who often suffer from dental disease secondary to captive behaviors such as cage-biting. Dr. Schneider has taken four trips to The Belize Zoo in Central America to provide dental care—including root canal therapy and tooth extractions—on zoo animals ranging from jaguars to tapirs.  

Her constant companion for the past 13 years has been a Jack Russell terrier named Pancake who loves hiking, chasing tennis balls, and swimming most of all. Pancake and Lindsey are looking forward to spending time on the water and exploring the beautiful scenery and bountiful outdoor activities in Washington State.

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