Our Doctors


Our Dedicated Doctors

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.


Dr. John Schoettle

Born in Philadelphia and raised on St. Simons Island, John Schoettle DVM knows both worlds well. He graduated from Auburn University after an orthopedic preceptorship in Sydney, Australia. Now in his 30th year of veterinary medicine in Savannah, Georgia, John has a special interest in orthopedic, neurologic, and behavioral medicine.

He loves guiding new puppy owners in raising well-behaved dogs: “If I can get involved by 9 to 12 weeks of age, I can help owners avoid much of the unwanted behaviors seen later in life, including most anxious behavior.”

He loves all sports as well as anything he can do outside, especially with his daughter, Lauren.