Our Doctors2018-12-06T14:47:56+00:00
Joseph Schmitt, VMD, CVA
Joseph Schmitt, VMD, CVAMedical Director
Joseph Schmitt became the Medical Director in January 2018 after having owned Linden Heights Animal Hospital with his brother, Peter, since 1986. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and his focus is providing wellness and geriatric care including general and orthopedic surgery as well as dental care and treatment. Doctor Joe is certified in veterinary acupuncture, a member of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center, a member of the American Association of Feline Health Practitioners, and a certified PennHIP member for canine hip radiograph evaluations. He is married to Andrea Neumaier, DVM, and their extended family includes a daughter, a son, two dogs and two cats. He has been an active member of the Winchester Kiwanis Club since 1986.
Andrea Neumaier, DVM
Andrea Neumaier, DVM
Dr. Andrea Neumaier (Schmitt) is a 1985 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the team at Linden Heights Animal Hospital in 1997 after 12 years of full-time general practice. Dr. Andrea is married to Dr. Joseph Schmitt. They have two adult children and their pets include two dogs and two cats.
 Kristy Greene, DVM
Kristy Greene, DVM
Dr. Kristy is a 2005 graduate of the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. While she enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian, she has a special interest in surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Kristy has had special training in ‘fear-free’ techniques. These techniques assist in creating a more positive veterinary experience for both patients and clients. She recently moved to the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, children and their black lab named Eli. Dr. Kristy is a self-proclaimed “crazy college football fan who bleeds orange and blue for my Auburn Tigers!”
Anastasia Breidenbaugh, DVM
Anastasia Breidenbaugh, DVM
Anastasia Breidenbaugh is a 2017 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY. She moved to West Virginia after graduation and is excited to join the team at Linden Heights Animal Hospital. Dr. Anastasia is passionate about the human-animal bond and providing compassionate care for all your furry family members. She has a special interest in palliative care, rehabilitation, dentistry, and surgery. Dr. Anastasia loves spending time with her husband, Danny, two cats, Gemma and Luna, and black lab mix, Merlin. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and participating in the performing arts.
Matthew Nicholson, DVM, DACVS, CCRP - Surgical Specialist
Matthew Nicholson, DVM, DACVS, CCRP - Surgical Specialist
Dr. Nicholson graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) in 1999, and completed his internship and residency at The University of Pennsylvania. He received Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004. Since 2003, he has been in private practice as an Associate Surgeon, and spent 2 years (2009-2011) as a Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery at VMRCVM. He became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2014. Since 2014, Dr. Nicholson has helped develop the small animal surgical practice and rehabilitation service at Virginia Veterinary Centers (previously CARE Hospital) in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Do I need to have an appointment?

A: Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Should you have an emergency during regular office hours, please call so that we may assist you as quickly as possible.

What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

A: This is a blood test that is run here in the hospital prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet.

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