Brad Schmitt grew up on a small farm with beef cattle, poultry and swine in Dubois County, Indiana. From an early age, he developed a passion for animals, which led to his interest in becoming a veterinarian.
He headed to Purdue University and earned a bachelor of science degree in animal sciences in 2013. He was then accepted into the university’s veterinary school and, in 2017, received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. During his education, Brad worked at the university’s dairy and sheep research farms. He also spent one summer in an internship at a large swine operation in central Indiana.
While in veterinary school, Brad completed three clinical rotations, including one in California at a dairy exclusive practice. He focused on pregnancy palpation and herd health. His other two rotations were in England and Australia where he worked with swine, beef and dairy herds. These provided a great variety of experiences for Brad and introduced him to alternative agricultural practices.
After graduation, Brad joined Veterinary Care and Consultation, P.C., a Four Star Veterinary Service practice in Rushville, Indiana. He is especially interested in pathology and places great value in posting pigs to guide herd health recommendations. In 2018, Brad completed a Bovine AI/Embryo Transfer course, and is excited to offer these services to cattle clients.
Brad and his wife Laura live in Rushville with their two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and scuba diving.