Dr. Jeanette Schacher

Dr. Jeanette Schacher moved to the Hampton Roads area in 2010. She was born in Long Island, New York, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in upstate NY at SUNY New Paltz. She traveled all the way from the Big Apple to the Little Apple- Manhattan Kansas, where she received her Veterinary Degree in 2009 at Kansas State University. After veterinary school, Dr. Schacher did a 1-year rotating internship at South Paws Emergency Referral Hospital in Northern Virginia. She has previously worked in small animal day practice as well as a local emergency hospital. Dr. Schacher joined Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice in 2015. She became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2018, certified in veterinary food therapy in 2020, and is in the process of completing her certification in veterinary herbal medicine. In January 2021 she was accepted into the master’s program at Chi University and is currently pursuing her master’s in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She is excited to bring the benefits of these therapies to her patients.

Dr. Schacher enjoys spending time and going on adventures with her family. She has a 2-legged child, named Amelia and a 4-legged child, an English Bulldog named Rambo. She loves to spend a lot of time outside, especially growing fruits and vegetables. One day she hopes to have a small farm in Hampton Roads and possibly open a small “farm to table” restaurant. Dr. Schacher enjoys any physical activity and has been a loyal Onelife Fitness member for over 10 years. Dr. Schacher became a certified Les Mills Body Flow instructor in March 2022. This is a class that combines Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates. She hopes to utilize the skills learned through the certification process to help support pet parents even better.

Dr. Jeanette Schacher has been asked many times “How did you decide to focus on veterinary hospice care?”

Dr. Schacher: “Our pet babies are very special members of the family. They give us unconditional love and support, and throughout the years we make a lot of very beautiful memories together. As our pets reach their senior years, their body and mind begin to change, making their daily life more challenging. I feel it is important that those golden years are as special, as the years prior. I feel honored that pet families entrust me with their 4-legged children’s care. The days, weeks, and months, leading up to those final moments, should be comfortable and stress-free. I treat every pet as if they were my own, with the respect and dignity they deserve.”


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