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Katie Smith, DVM
Katie was born and raised in Ft. Thomas, KY, and for as long as she can remember, pets have always been an important part of her life.
She grew up with Labrador Retrievers; Bryer, Lexie, Jazz and, Dakota. But that’s not all, she also had several cats; Black Cat, Tiger Cat (not very original in those early days), Apache, Inca, and Mogli. Being surrounded by so many pets, is no wonder she pursued a career in the veterinary field.
Her passion for veterinary medicine strengthened, and her career path became more apparent as she found herself lying on the floor with her Black Labrador, Lexie, who was in renal failure. She was hand-feeding him, and giving him fluids under the skin around the clock; Lexie was her heart dog.
Katie was determined to help others connect with their pets, and provide the best care possible for them, all the way to the very end.
Katie graduated veterinary school from the University of Glasgow in 2008. She spent five years studying abroad, and working in faraway places such as Thailand, and Australia. During her many travels, she was lucky enough to meet Steve Irwin (ask her about it sometime)!
These days, Katie resides in Wilder, KY with her husband Jeff, and their two kids; Levi and Aubrey. They also have three rescue dogs; Frank-the-Tank, an 80lb pit bull, Betty White, an Australian shepherd mix, and Cookie, a 9lb fox terrier mix with the attitude of a grizzly bear, and, quite possibly, two to three foster kittens.
Katie is also an avid runner, with a few marathons under her belt, but also enjoys a good nap with her kids when she can sneak one in.