Doctors & Staff

The Doctors and Staff of IVM are a skilled and caring team of professionals that are proud to call Savannah home.  We bring years of experience and a diverse set of skills and interests to the field of small animal veterinary care.


 Born in Bryn Mawr, PA and raised on St. Simons Island, GA, John Schoettle attended Auburn University, graduating Cum Laude with degrees in Psychology and Veterinary Medicine.  After a preceptorship in Orthopedic Surgery in Sydney Australia, Dr. Schoettle began his career in Savannah, GA in 1992.  For the first decade he treated All Creatures Great and Small, before focusing on orthopedic and neurosurgery.   In 2006, he founded IVM determined to innovate the art of veterinary medicine.  When not at work, John dedicates his time to his family, his daughter Lauren; and his dog and cat, Bayou and Luna.

Born in Bryn Mawr, PA and raised on St. Simons Island, GA, John Schoettle attended Auburn University, graduating Cum Laude with degrees in Psychology and Veterinary Medicine.  After a preceptorship in Orthopedic Surgery in Sydney Australia, Dr. Schoettle began his career in Savannah, GA in 1992.  For the first decade he treated All Creatures Great and Small, before focusing on orthopedic and neurosurgery.   In 2006, he founded IVM determined to innovate the art of veterinary medicine.  When not at work, John dedicates his time to his family, his daughter Lauren; and his dog and cat, Bayou and Luna.

 Animals have always been an important part of Dr. Czarnecki's life. She initally planned on becoming a dentist; however a summer volunteer position at a local veterinary clinic sealed her fate. After graduating from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, she began her migration down the East coast- eventually settling in Savannah in 2007. She has been helping out at IVM for the last few years and, as of the summer of 2012, has decided to make it her permanent home. Her primary medical interests include: dentistry, internal medicine, ophthalmology, and senior medicine with an emphasis on hospice care.   Her husband, Tim, share their lives with their two amazing children- Addy and Ian- and their four-legged “child”, Maizy, who they adopted in their final year of vet school. "We love living in Savannah- and enjoy spending time at the local parks and beaches, exploring the area, and serving at Savannah Christian Church… we have definitely made the South our home!"

Animals have always been an important part of Dr. Czarnecki's life. She initally planned on becoming a dentist; however a summer volunteer position at a local veterinary clinic sealed her fate. After graduating from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, she began her migration down the East coast- eventually settling in Savannah in 2007. She has been helping out at IVM for the last few years and, as of the summer of 2012, has decided to make it her permanent home. Her primary medical interests include: dentistry, internal medicine, ophthalmology, and senior medicine with an emphasis on hospice care.


Her husband, Tim, share their lives with their two amazing children- Addy and Ian- and their four-legged “child”, Maizy, who they adopted in their final year of vet school. "We love living in Savannah- and enjoy spending time at the local parks and beaches, exploring the area, and serving at Savannah Christian Church… we have definitely made the South our home!"

 Born and raised in Savannah, GA, Abby has been a part of the IVM family for 3 1/2 years.  She is currently utilizing her over 6 years of Vet tech experience by pursuing Pre-Veterinary medicine at Atrmstrong Atlantic State University.  Abby married her husband, Derrick, in April 2013.  When not being kept busy by her dogs, Bear and Roman, and cats Milo, Dozer, Ed-e, and Legion, she enjoys video games, reading, paintball, and geek stuff!

Born and raised in Savannah, GA, Abby has been a part of the IVM family for 3 1/2 years.  She is currently utilizing her over 6 years of Vet tech experience by pursuing Pre-Veterinary medicine at Atrmstrong Atlantic State University.  Abby married her husband, Derrick, in April 2013.

When not being kept busy by her dogs, Bear and Roman, and cats Milo, Dozer, Ed-e, and Legion, she enjoys video games, reading, paintball, and geek stuff!

 Dr. Manley cannot recall a time in her life when she did not have a profound compassion for animals and their welfare. This lifelong love led her to earn a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University in 2003, and has been practicing medicine in multiple capacities ever since. Immediately after graduation from medical school, she and her husband sought warmer climates and closer proximity to family and moved to South Carolina. After working in a private practice near Myrtle Beach she served as the primary veterinarian for the St. Francis Animal Center, the local humane organization in Georgetown, SC. In 2008 her family moved to Savannah and has become quite attached to this beautiful city. She looks forward to continuing to serve the people of this community by caring for their animals with the same passion that drew her to this vocation, and will always been a part of my life.

Dr. Manley cannot recall a time in her life when she did not have a profound compassion for animals and their welfare. This lifelong love led her to earn a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University in 2003, and has been practicing medicine in multiple capacities ever since. Immediately after graduation from medical school, she and her husband sought warmer climates and closer proximity to family and moved to South Carolina. After working in a private practice near Myrtle Beach she served as the primary veterinarian for the St. Francis Animal Center, the local humane organization in Georgetown, SC. In 2008 her family moved to Savannah and has become quite attached to this beautiful city. She looks forward to continuing to serve the people of this community by caring for their animals with the same passion that drew her to this vocation, and will always been a part of my life.

 Katie Musler began working for IVM as Dr. Schoettle's primary nurse in 2007 when the "ambulance" was still a Range Rover.  Later that year, she moved with her husband back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon for a year, before returning to work at IVM as the Office Manager.  She has worked in the veterinary field for over 7 years for animal practices in Chocago, IL; Portland, OR; and Savannah, GA including working for a board-certified Dermatologist.  Katie recieved her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Women's Studies in 2002 and in the fall, plans on returning to school to begin persuing a degree in Nursing.  She loves to cook, travel, read books, and spend time with her husband Seth and cats Edward, Walter, and Henry.

Katie Musler began working for IVM as Dr. Schoettle's primary nurse in 2007 when the "ambulance" was still a Range Rover.  Later that year, she moved with her husband back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon for a year, before returning to work at IVM as the Office Manager.  She has worked in the veterinary field for over 7 years for animal practices in Chocago, IL; Portland, OR; and Savannah, GA including working for a board-certified Dermatologist.  Katie recieved her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Women's Studies in 2002 and in the fall, plans on returning to school to begin persuing a degree in Nursing.  She loves to cook, travel, read books, and spend time with her husband Seth and cats Edward, Walter, and Henry.

 Stephen has been manning the front desk of IVM since early 2011.  He comes from a background in management, sales, and customer service.  Stephen plays no small role in maintaining the hospital's computer hardware, and ensuring the well-being of the local flora.  While not performing his duties, he can often be seen with his best buddy, Paco, whom he met not long after joining the hospital.

Stephen has been manning the front desk of IVM since early 2011.  He comes from a background in management, sales, and customer service.  Stephen plays no small role in maintaining the hospital's computer hardware, and ensuring the well-being of the local flora.

While not performing his duties, he can often be seen with his best buddy, Paco, whom he met not long after joining the hospital.