Linden Heights Animal Hospital

274 Linden Drive
Winchester, VA 22601




Linden Heights Animal Hospital - Winchester , VA - Our Doctors

Linden Heights Animal Hospital - Our hospital director, Joseph Schmitt, V.M.D., CVA, Veterinary AcupunctureJoseph Schmitt, V.M.D., CVA
Hospital Director

Joseph Schmitt, along with his brother Peter, has owned Linden Heights Animal Hospital since 1986.  He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and his focus is providing wellness and geriatric care including general and orthopedic surgery as well as dental care and treatment.  Doctor Joe is certified in veterinary acupuncture, a member of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center, a member of the American Association of Feline Health Practitioners, and a certified PennHIP member for canine hip radiograph evaluations.  He is married to Andrea Neumaier, D.V.M., and their extended family includes a daughter, a son, two dogs and two cats.  He has been an active member of the Winchester Kiwanis Club since 1986.


Linden Heights Animal Hospital, Dr. Marcelo Melivilu, D.V.M., TPLO, Veterinary Orthopedic SurgeonR. Marcelo Melivilu, D.V.M.
Medical Director

Marcelo Melivilu is a 1993 graduate of Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia.  He served one-year as an intern at the veterinary teaching hospital, and the topic of his thesis was ultrasonagraphy.  After graduation, Doctor Marcelo practiced general medicine and surgery at one of the top veterinary clinics in Chile for four years.  He arrived in this country in 1997 and went through a strict process to obtain his license to practice veterinary medicine here.  He is currently working on his Masters in Biomedical Science through the University of Missouri.  His expertise includes abdominal ultrasonography, endoscopy, soft tissue surgery (particularly abdominal procedures), knee surgery (TPLO and extracapsular technique), dentistry and oral surgery.  He and his wife Andrea Wartluft (also a veterinarian in Winchester), have two sons, Felipe and Esteban, as well as, two cats and two dogs.  Doctor Marcelo is fluent in Spanish and English and proudly became a US citizen in 2000.  He has been a member of the Institutional Review Board of Valley Health for several years.


Linden Heights Animal Hospital, Andrea Neumaier, D.V.M., Veterinary HousecallAndrea Neumaier, D.V.M. 
Linden Heights Veterinary Home Care

Dr. Andrea Neumaier (Schmitt) is a 1985 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She joined the team at Linden Heights Animal Hospital in 1997 after 12 years of full-time general practice.  She now happily practices high-quality veterinary medicine with a flexible schedule of seeing patient appointments and going on house calls for Linden Heights.  Dr. Andrea is married to Dr. Joseph Schmitt.  They have two adult children and their pets include two dogs and two cats.


Linden Heights Animal Hospital, Regina Liskey, D.V.M.Regina Liskey, D.V.M.

Regina Liskey is a 2013 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Blacksburg, Virginia.  She moved to Winchester and joined the Linden Heights team shortly after graduation.  Doctor Regina is passionate about veterinary medicine and providing a positive experience for pet owners and beloved pets alike.  She provides general medical and surgical care for her patients and has completed advanced training in dentistry and ultrasonography.  Doctor Regina and her husband, Tom (a large animal veterinarian in Greencastle, PA) have a son, Colt, three dogs and three cats.



Linden Heights Animal Hospital, Lesley Swisher, D.V.M.Lesley Swisher, D.V.M.         

Lesley Swisher is a 2016 graduate of the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  Lesley completed an externship at Linden Heights Animal Hospital as a veterinary student and was excited to join the practice upon graduation.  Dr. Lesley's goal as a veterinarian is to facilitate exemplary and comprehensive primary care for a wide variety of conditions; her special interests include endocrine disease, infectious disease, cardiology, and ophthalmology.  Prior to attending veterinary school, she was a Valley Health employee, worked at a wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center in Sanibel, Florida, and graduated from Shepherd University.