Dr. Vargo & Dalmatian Puppies

Christin Vargo Schaefer, DVM


Hailing from the small farm town of Hartville, Ohio, Dr. Vargo is the middle child of three sisters. Her journey into veterinary medicine is marked by a deep love for animals that began in her childhood.

Initially hesitant to become a veterinarian due to fear, Dr. Vargo ultimately decided to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian after overcoming a traumatic event that led to a PTSD diagnosis. Animals played a crucial role in her recovery, forming an incredible connection and bond that inspired her to dedicate her life to saving theirs like they had saved her.


Dr. Vargo holds an impressive educational background with three degrees. She earned her associate’s degree in general sciences from Stark State Community College, followed by a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Akron University. Her academic journey culminated in a doctorate’s degree in veterinary medicine from St. George’s University.

Accreditations & Certifications

As a USDA category II accredited professional and an honorary member of Phi Zeta (Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine), Dr. Vargo brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to My Vet Animal Hospital. She is also CPR certified, and committed to continuous learning.

Veterinary Medicine Interests

Dr. Vargo has a keen interest in surgery and explores integrative approaches to medicine, including acupuncture, laser therapy, herbal medicine, and nutrition. While she started her career in a mixed practice, she is excited about focusing on small animals at My Vet Animal Hospital. Her previous experience spans a diverse range of species, from horses, goats, sheep, cows, and pigs to dogs, cats, birds/raptors, turtles, and a few exotics.

The favorite aspect of being a DVM for Dr. Vargo is the profound bonds formed with animals and their owners, as well as the sense of family within the veterinary profession.

After Hours

Outside of work, Dr. Vargo is a family person who enjoys spending time with her husband Clayton, baby girl Hollis, and a delightful array of pets. The furry family members include two Newfoundlands, Norman and Betty (foster fail), a Greyhound named Cutie (race name “too cute to boot” and foster fail), and an American Shorthair cat named Bubble (rescue).

In her free time, Dr. Vargo embraces crafting and home projects, cherishes moments outdoors, and loves to travel. Her commitment to the well-being of animals and her passion for veterinary medicine make her a valuable addition to the My Vet Animal Hospital team.