Dr. Smith originally began working as a receptionist at Animal Medical Clinic in 1982 while she was a freshman at the University of Arkansas. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. After practicing at a companion animal clinic in Houston, Texas for 6 years she returned to her hometown of Fayetteville to work at AMC. In January 2010 Dr. Smith became a partner with Dr. Mohler at AMC. Dr. Smith and her husband, Tom, have 3 children (Harrison, Julia, and Mason). Their pet family consists 4 cats (all of whom have extra toes), 2 dogs, and numerous chickens. Her outside interests include quilting, cooking and working with Fayetteville Lions Club.