Dr. Katie Smith - Veterinarian
Dr. Katie Smith grew up in Boulder, Colorado.
She attended the University of California at Santa Cruz to study Marine Biology. In 2000, after some soul searching, she returned to Colorado to continue her education with a focus on physiology and medicine. Katie enrolled in the Animal Sciences Program at Colorado State University and began volunteering at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She soon realized she had found her calling in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Katie graduated from the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Since then, she has worked at veterinary hospitals in California and Colorado ranging from a ten doctor, 24-hour hospital and surgical referral center, to smaller one and two doctor hospitals. Dr. Katie has always had a strong belief and grounding in western medicine, but she also recognizes the value of an integrative wellness philosophy. In 2009, she became acupuncture certified through Colorado State University's Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program. Dr. Katie loves practicing all types of veterinary medicine and surgery. She does have a special interest in patients with arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. She uses western medicine, nutrition, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, and low level laser therapy to maximize patient comfort and quality of life.
In her spare time, Dr. Katie enjoys walks with her dog Trevor, long bike rides with her husband Mark, and traveling.