Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Dunkirk Animal Hospital in Dunkirk! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 410-257-5798 or 301-855-8126 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Carey Goehle

Dr. Carey Goehle graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. In 1999, he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Auburn University. Sharing a love for both large and small animals, he elected to pursue a career in small animal veterinary medicine.

Dr. Goehle has been a member of the Dunkirk Animal Hospital professional staff since 1999. In 2015, Dr. Goehle became the owner of the Dunkirk Animal Hospital. Dr.Geohle is looking forward to the challenge of continuing the legacy of both excellent patient care and client service started by Dr. Schmeiser. Although he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Goehle takes a special interest in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Goehle enjoys jogging and spending time with his wife, five children and their Pomeranian, Annabelle.

Dr. Harold Schmeiser

Dr. Schmeiser graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He first worked as an associate in a mixed animal practice in rural Colorado. Dr. Schmeiser moved to the Washington, D.C. – Maryland area in 1988, where he continued his work with a mixed animal practice in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

In April of 1996, Dr. Schmeiser opened Dunkirk Animal Hospital, an exclusively small animal practice. Since then, Dr. Schmeiser invested a majority of his time and energy working diligently to shape his practice into a dynamic, well-equipped, and highly respected veterinary hospital. In 2015 Dr. Schmeiser sold the practice to Dr. Carey Goehle.

Dr. Jackie Goehle

Dr. Jackie Goehle grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland. In 1994, she graduated with honors from James Madison University, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1999.

Upon graduation, she accepted a position at the Dunkirk Animal Hospital and has been here ever since. Dr. Goehle has interests in both soft tissue surgery and medical cases.

Dr. Goehle works part time and spends the rest of her days raising her five children. In her free time, Dr. Goehle enjoys exercising and listening to music.

Dr. Matthew Distler

Dr. Distler received his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington College summa cum laude in 1996, with a major in Biology and a minor in English. He obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia – Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

A native of the area, Dr. Distler returned to practice at Dunkirk Animal Hospital shortly after graduation. Dr. Distler divides his time between medical duties and managing the clinic. He has interests in dentistry and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Distler divides his days away from work between his family, playing lacrosse, woodworking, and entertaining his dog.

Dr. Gracie Spreat

Dr. Spreat received her bachelor of science in biology from Gettysburg College in 2014. She then moved to Ireland to attend University College Dublin’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from UCD in 2018.

In her free time, Dr. Spreat enjoys horseback riding and spending time outside with her dogs, Larry and Stella.