DVM, CVSMT, CVMRT, CVA
Dr. Smith has always had a love of animals, growing up in Southern California surrounded by cats, dogs, horses & more! After a detour through the world of business and a career at IBM, Dr Smith rerouted to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian, completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree @ North Carolina State University in 2005.
Dr. Smith worked as a general practitioner & emergency doctor for 9 years at veterinary hospitals in the Los Angeles & San Francisco areas. However, it was in 2010, when she completed her Acupuncture training @ the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, that everything changed for Dr Smith. Once the power of alternative modalities became clear, the holistic flood gates were open. Dr Smith has completed extensive training in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, Tui-Na & is certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (CVSMT)…aka chiropractic… and Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy (CVMRT).
Dr. Smith lives in San Francisco with her partner, Tim, their Muttville rescue dog, Douglas Fur, & two rescue kitties, Prince & Crawford. She's a bluegrass junkie from her North Carolina days but loves all music, especially at outdoor music festivals. She stays active through cycling, hiking, dance, yoga & anything adventurous or outdoors!