Dr. Smith is a graduate from Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. While there, she trained faculty and staff on appropriate use of ventilators and other respiratory equipment. Since then she has treated horses, dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, cows, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, small pocket pets, birds, a macaque, and a few chickens. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Montclair State University, and an Associates degree from Bergen Community College in Respiratory Therapy. She has special FEMA/DHS training in disaster and agricultural response. When operating her large animal practice, she spoke on many occasions to organizations and other groups on a wide variety of topics, including disaster planning. When the tornado hit our area of Massachusetts in June 2011, half her practice area was affected and she assisted all emergency operations in her local communities. The Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association’s Executive Board and Advisory Board is where Dr. Smith volunteers most of her professional time. Currently she is the Secretary of the organization and also serves as the Chair of the Communicable Diseases and Public Health Committee. She has served as Chair of the Large Animal Committee, Chair of the Ethics and Grievance Committee, and a member of the Education Committee. Dr. Smith is also recently involved with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s “One Health Initiative” which joins wildlife, human and domestic animal medical and infectious disease disciplines. Dr. Smith’s personal interests include outdoor activities like birding, hiking, canoeing, riding her horse, and staying physically fit. All her extended family members own animals of all sorts, and a few farms as well. She is an avid reader and has even digested The Origin of Species and The Wealth of Nations, although fiction is always a fun read.