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Paula Schmidt, DVM

Paula Schmidt, DVM

Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Schmidt moved to Alaska from Illinois in 2004. She had wanted to live in Alaska ever since the sixth grade, in Kansas. Her teacher, Carol Mohling, had spent summers backpacking in Alaska and loved sharing photos from her trips. This same teacher instilled the values of native American rights, animal rights, environmental conservation, and altruism. These values and this positive influence led Paula to special education and the career of school psychology.

Paula served as a school psychologist for 8 years in Iowa and Illinois before being called to give voice to the truly voiceless, animals. She earned her DVM in Illinois in 2003. Paula worked in private practice from 2003-2006 and owned her own practice in Anchorage from 2006 to 2011.

Dr. Schmidt joined the Alaska SPCA in the fall of 2011. She loves working at the SPCA because the people she works with all have the same goal-to improve the lives of animals. Paula’s spare time is spent outdoors doing anything in Palmer with her husband, Chris, dogs, Lax and Murphy, and African grey parrot, Loki (who enjoys the indoors).   

Breaking News

Our New Shelter!

Alaska SPCA has purchased a new pet adoption center! Improvements to the building need to be made before we officially open the shelter, and we will need volunteers and donations. Please stay tuned...
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Alaska SPCA @ A Glance

549 W. International Airport Rd. 
Suite B-2
Anchorage, AK 99518
Click here for a map

Business Office
(907) 562-2925  

Spay/Neuter Clinic
(907) 562-2999

Thrift Shop
(907) 562-1092

Pet Adoptions
(907) 344-3090

Download Forms (PDF)
Pet Adoption Application (1.9mb) 
Foster Application (70kb) 
Volunteer Application (1.2mb)

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