Education: Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Hometown: Graceville, FL
Pets: Ruckus (Great Dane), Elvis and Aubie (Savannah Cats)
Dr. Smith’s career goals are to practice as a veterinarian in an environment of superior quality medicine and healthcare that also nurtures positive client communication, colleague interaction, professional achievement, and personal growth. She previously owned North Scottsdale Animal Hospital from 1996 to 2004 and opened Dynamite Animal Hospital in 2002. She began her education in 1981 at Auburn University obtaining a bachelor of science degree in Zoology, followed by a masters program in exercise physiology, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Prior to graduation, Dr. Smith completed a preceptorship in small animal surgery in Las Vegas, NV and an externship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, NY. Her veterinary medical career began at the world renowned Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA where she completed an internship in small animal surgery and medicine. Leaving Boston, she practiced in a progressive small animal medical center in Las Vegas, NV until accepting the position of medical director and chief of surgery for The Animal Foundation International, a non-profit organization dealing with the challenges and needs of unwanted pets in our country and around the world. In 1996, Dr. Smith returned to her long term career goal of practicing full service small animal medicine in private practice by opening North Scottsdale Animal Hospital and later Dynamite Animal Hospital. She sold North Scottsdale Animal Hospital in 2004 to devote more personal time to her family and focus her professional time with her clients and patients at Dynamite Animal Hospital. Dr. Smith lives with her husband, daughter, son, two Savannah cats (Aubie and Elvis), and Great Dane (Ruckus).