Veterinarian Dr. Emily Smith

Associate Veterinarian
Focus: Clinical Services, Acupuncture, and Dentistry
Education: Graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University
Associations: Member of the American Veterinary Association and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association

  • Do you have any areas of passion in your veterinary practice?
    I really like feline medicine. I also focus on pain control for animals, for conditions like osteoarthritis. I’m certified in veterinary acupuncture, so I can use it alongside Western approaches for pain management when appropriate. Another interest is animal dental health. I really enjoy doing preventive dental care, dental surgery and helping animals and their owners feel more comfortable with dental care. Taking care of their teeth makes for healthier pets, and that’s one of the most gratifying things I do.
  • What made you want to become a vet?
    I’ve known I wanted to be a vet from the sixth grade, and never changed directions. I have a huge interest in wildlife and nature, and family members who inspired me. My father was a physician and my grandfather raised beef cattle. Throughout my childhood, visiting my grandfather’s farm was a weekly event, so I spent a lot of time around animals and wanted to learn more about them.
  • Who shares your life?
    My two-legged family is my two daughters and my partner, Chris. My four-legged family is three dogs, all of them rescues.
  • What do you enjoy doing in your time off?
    I love endurance sports and anything outside. I’m a distance runner-I do triathlons and marathons. I’m also a cyclist and I love water sports, like snorkeling. I want to get into scuba diving.

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