VCA Davis Animal Hospital

Ingrid Schmidt, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Kansas State University


Dr. Schmidt grew up locally in New Canaa.  She attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 1996.  She then completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 2000.  The year following graduation she survived an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington D.C.  She has worked in New York City and London, Enlgand.  Upon her return to Connecticut she finally settled on a practice home at VCA Davis Animal Hospital in June of 2005.  She enjoys working to help older pets maintain a good quality of life and helping their parents to better understand their often multiple disease processes.  She is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and as such spearheads Davis' Cat Friendly Practice Program.  Dr. Schmidt has been working part time since january 2008 to enable her to balance life as a veterinarian with life as a mother to her daughter Diana and son Tyler.  She lives here in Stamford with the aforementioned offspring, her husband Troy, a teacher /administrator at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, and their Weimeraner dog, Gretchen, who likes to chase ice cubes the length of the kitchen floor but hates water.  In her very limited spare time she enjoys curling up with a godd book, expecially mysteries. 


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of an emergency during our normal business hours please call us immediately at 203-327-0300.  If after hours the following hospitals are a part of our VCA Healthcare system:

Norwalk CT - VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center - 203-854-9960

Yonkers, NY - VCA Animal Specialty Center - 914-457-4000 

Katonah, NY - VCA Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center - 914-241-7700 

In addition, outside the VCA Healthcare System, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists is located on Canal Street in Stamford, CT - 203-595-2777.