Meet Dr. Christine Schneider

Dr. Christine on the Mission of the Max Memorial Clinic

“I left clinical practice in 2021 as I felt I was losing the ability to help the animals and owners that needed it due to the time and financial limitations of a large, fast-paced environment.  My hope is that the Max Memorial Clinic allows me to practice veterinary medicine the way that I have always wanted – focused on my patient’s happiness and comfort while developing relationships with their owners, allowing for open and effective communication of their concerns and expectations.”

About Dr. Christine

Dr. Christine Schneider joined Spring Farm CARES in January 2021. As Director of Animal Welfare, she is in charge of the oversight and careof all of the animals in the sanctuary. Besides medical care, she also oversees enrichment for the animals as well as all policies and procedures for their care.

Dr. Christine Schneider was born and raised on Long Island, NY.  She attended Manhattan College and graduated with a degree in Biology.  Dr. Schneider moved to upstate New York after graduating from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 where she spent 8 years working for a mixed animal practice.  She became certified in veterinary medical acupuncture in 2019. In 2022, she completed over 100 hours of continuing education to become certified in hospice and palliative care.

Dr. Schneider has always had a passion for animal rescue.  She participates in the Animal Cruelty Task Force (Otsego County) and has a hobby farm full of rescued pigs, goats, donkeys and cows.  When not working, Dr. Schneider enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking with her dogs, and relaxing in warm climates.

Dr. Schneider’s connection to the Spring Farm CARES mission as well as her background, skills, and interests all combine to be a huge asset for the SFC animals and our organization as a whole.