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Our Staff

Dr. Matthew SchairerDr. Matthew L. Schairer
Veterinarian, Owner

"Doctor Matt" is from upstate New York.  He attended college at Cornell University for a Bachelor of Animal Science, and gained a wealth of knowledge while completing an internship at the Bronx Zoo.  After graduating from Cornell, Dr. Matt headed south to the University of Florida.  He spent his first few years there completing his Master of Animal Science degree, publishing on bovine nutrition and lactation and getting to know his future wife, Ashley. 

After completing his Master's Dr. Matt attended veterinary school, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and focusing on care for both large and small animals. Once Matt finished his extensive education in animal science and veterinary medicine, he and Ashley moved to Saint Augustine, where Dr. Matt worked at a mixed animal practice. In 2007, they transitioned to DeLand and started Volusia Veterinary Services.  After 5 years of exceptional mobile vet care, Dr. Matt opened his veterinary clinic in Downtown DeLand to better serve the area.


Ashley SchairerAshley Schairer
Clinic Manager

Ashley Schairer is Dr. Matt's wife, business partner and fellow animal lover.  She was born and raised in DeLand, but attended the University of Florida for both her Bachelor and Master’s degrees. While at UF, Ashley studied Sport's Science with a specialty in working with people with disabilities. 

After graduating, Ashley worked as a high school science teacher in Gainesville, Saint Augustine and then in DeLand. When Matt and Ashley has their first child Alexa ("Lexi") in 2009, Ashley stopped splitting her time between Volusia Veterinary Services and teaching to work at the vet clinic fulltime. The birth of their second child ignited Ashley and Matt’s dream of opening their own animal clinic:  Addison ("Addie") joined the family in 2011, and Matt and Ashley opened the doors of Volusia Vet Services nine months later. 

Ashley and Matt are very happy to have their family and the clinic complete, and they warmly welcome you in for a visit!



Haley DenneyHaley Denney
 

Hello, my name is Haley. I was born and raised in New Smyrna Beach and I've recently moved to the Deltona area. I graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and have a sincere passion for animal wellness and the agriculture industry. I have a dog named Millie (pictured) and a cat named Levi. When I'm not at work you can find me cheering on the Gators during football season or enjoying the outdoors with my family. I am so excited to be a part of Volusia Veterinary Services and I look forward to meeting you and all the members of your fur-family!