Born and raised in Denver, Dr. Smith is happily settled in Fort Collins where she shares her home currently with two house rabbits and one dog. In addition, many beloved cats, dogs, and rabbits have joined her family through the years. At her home-away-from-home at Friendship, her tiny and gentle four-pound Chihuahua, Claire, sometimes spends the day with her to impart a welcome calm and life balance (and some very entertaining silliness, too.) Before becoming a veterinarian (Colorado State University), Dr. Smith put her Bachelor's and Master's degrees to work for 10 years as a registered dietitian. Her combined interests in nutrition, medicine, and all creatures came together for this, her "best-thing-that-ever-happened-to-me" career choice in veterinary medicine. A serendipitous experience with companion rabbits created her expertise in their health and medical care. She is a founding member of the Colorado House Rabbit Society and the volunteer veterinarian for the Northern Colorado House Rabbit Society and Sanctuary. Now in her second decade at Friendship, Dr. Smith relishes her work as well as her enduring relationships with her clients, their beloved pets, and the whole Friendship family which includes a longstanding and long-distance friendship with our founder, Dr. Cat Cross! Dr. Smith is looking forward to many more fulfilling years working within the Fort Collins furry-loving community!