Dr. Markie Schiller
Hi! I am Dr. Markie Schiller and I am excited to join the team at FSVC as their newest veterinarian. My passion for animals began as a youngster growing up on my family’s farm in Wisconsin. I spent countless hours caring for horses and goats and milking cows. My passion for horses quickly blossomed into a career and I moved to Oklahoma to train show horses. While in Oklahoma, I also attended OSU where I completed my undergraduate degree in animal science in 2011 and my doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2016.
During my educational career, I worked for the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission and the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences where I contributed to multiple research studies for various animal health topics including tick burden effects on cattle and equine vaccine development. I also completed certifications in equine acupuncture, equine dentistry, veterinary business management, artificial insemination and whitetail deer farming. After finishing my DVM, I completed a post doctorate internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital before joining the staff at Alexander Veterinary Services as an Associate Veterinarian. During the last two years, I worked alongside the veterinarians in the practice to cultivate my skills in both equine and bovine veterinary care.
While I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, my primary areas of interest include equine lameness, reproduction, neonatal foal care and nutrition. I practice traditional veterinary medicine and compliment that care with holistic treatment including acupuncture. I am an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. I believe in a comprehensive approach to keep our horses healthy and to insure performance horses of all disciplines are at the top of their game.
I firmly believe that listening to my clients and providing education and community outreach are as much a part of my job as is caring for my animal patients. I look forward to working with each of our clients to provide the most appropriate care for their animals. When I am not at work, I enjoy riding my horses, CrossFit, spending time with my fiancé, Sterling, my family and my dog, Cubby.