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Dr. Melinda Schwoegler

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I was around six years old when I decided I wanted to become a veterinarian. I vividly remember trying to (unsuccessfully) save drowned earth worms. I am originally from the Boston area, and I received my undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Colgate University. I spent one college semester sailing abroad with the SEA semester oceanographic program based out of Wood’s Hole, MA. I took a year off after college to be a ski bum in Steamboat Springs, Colorado prior to going to Tufts-Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. I graduated from Tufts in 2008 and then went on to complete a 13- month rotating internship in internal medicine, emergency and critical care at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Colorado. I was in private general practice in Slingerlands, NY for 13 years prior to joining Nassau Veterinary Clinic in January, 2023. I am a locum tenens veterinarian and also serve as an emergency clinician at CDVRH in Latham, NY. I work with small animals including pocket pets, wildlife and the occasional reptile. I really enjoy performing surgery and working with gastrointestinal and dermatologic illnesses. My favorite part of veterinary medicine is being able to serve clients and pets in times of need.

I spend my free time with my husband, two young children and three dogs. I love being outside in the mountains skiing, trail running and racing mountain bikes. I am Fear Free Certified and a longstanding member of the AVMA and NYSVMA. I am honored to be a part of this incredible team at Nassau!