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As he grew up, Ken’s mom would tell him time and again that he should be a veterinarian. As usual, Ken ignored his mom’s good advice. Then one day, while mindlessly stocking shelves in a drugstore for his summer job, a dog nosed up to Ken and planted a wet one on his cheek. Surprised at seeing a dog in the store, Ken jumped up to follow the dog around the end of the aisle. When he got there, the dog had vanished. No one else had laid eyes on a dog in the store, and they silently wondered whether Ken had eaten the fruit from the party juice the night before. However, the incident crystallized his mother’s advice in his mind and led him to finalize his veterinary science major at Ohio State.
Even though Dr. Schoolmeester will always be an Ohio State Buckeye fan at heart, he left Ohio for greener pastures in Greensboro, where he worked at a practice for a year and a half. Knowing that he wanted to be on his own, he started his private veterinary practice. Dr. Schoolmeester practiced for 23 years in Greensboro before coming to Charlotte where today he successfully, gratefully, and happily owns the two locations of Mixed Pet in Stonecrest & Ballantyne.
He and his wife, Holly have two playful cats - Marmalade and Sterling as well as the "lioness", Tweed whom many of you have seen at the Stonecrest location. Rumor has it that Dr. Schoolmeester is an exceptional cook and a wine connoisseur; we think it's an urban legend since we're still waiting on our invitation to dinner...
Dr. Tapp continued her childhood passion and majored in biology with a minor in psychology from Carson-Newman College. We think her psychology degree is paying off, as she seems to be both the dog & cat whisperer. Luckily (or unluckily), this calming skill set hasn’t worked on the support staff, as everyone is still zany and crazy around her. She continued her biology and “dough-gie” passion with a veterinarian degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.
Once she moved to Charlotte, she anxiously read an article to the 100 Best Restaurant Dishes and slowly yet happily is making her way through the list of Charlotte’s “best of” culinary scene. Some of her favorites have been the pasta bolognese from Vivace and the bread pudding from Fran’s Filling Station. She is enjoying her adult role as a young homeowner with pets of her own. Niblet is her toothless cat, Nutmeg the fat cat (she likes to say she’s big boned) and the one, single dog - Bertie who she rescued is a heartworm survivor. When she’s not playing with her pet’s she is introducing her little nephew to the world of backyard critters.
Yearning for interaction with something other than binary numbers and error messages, he volunteered at an animal shelter where this “user-friendly” industry quickly becomes his “default directory”. He pursued his veterinary studies at NCSU and then followed up with a small animal internship at the University of Minnesota. He finished with a fellowship back at NCSU in spinal cord injury.
Until now, his veterinary career has consisted of complexity, uniqueness, diversity, multi-tasking, anxiety, and little-to-no sleep as a nighttime ER doctor. Luckily, this has also prepared him for fatherhood. Happily, he is at Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital –Ballantyne living normal hours and enjoying the sunshine instead of bedtime. This time shift has also given him more treasured moments with his wife Liana, their 6.5-year-old son Nate (the .5 is very important) and beautiful, little Elias who is 2 years old. The family adores the aloof companionship of both Indigo and Fatboy, two cats who rule the roost even though they don’t contribute to the mortgage. Unbeknownst to his mother, it’s probably a given that Nate will add a frog or an anole to the household pet collection.
Currently, Dr. Humphrey is coaching Nate's soccer team, playing golf and home brewing beer. The assumption is that the beer eases the high golf score. We’ve given him daylight, what more can we do for him? Stop by the Ballantyne location and ask how the brewing, golf, soccer team is doing or if that frog has shown up yet in Nate’s hamper.
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Charlotte, NC 28277
Mon.-Thurs. - 8AM – 5:30PM
Friday - 8AM – Noon
Saturday - 2nd & 4th - 8AM – Noon
Sunday - Closed
What does that mean?
In layman’s terms we’ve got the tools and we know how to use them. Collectively we have over 75 years experience as veterinarians, and all three of our offices are in convenient modern locations.
Our doctors take their calling seriously, but know that a gracious and caring dog bed side manner is more important than any medication could ever be. The only tension in our office is in the front door hinge. Our caring and relaxed environment starts when you walk in the door and speak with any of our experienced support staff. Our focus is on providing your pets with top notch care and we are not distracted by pet boarding, grooming or training. We care for your pets as we care for our own with love and attention unmatched in Charlotte.
We encourage you to stop by one of our offices in Ballantyne, Stonecrest or South End to flip through our photo album of client’s pets where you’ll notice all the smiling puppy dogs and aloof kitty cats, just as it should be.