Fully Integrated into Your Primary Care Veterinary Practice.
Dr. Zachery Smith is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He specializes in complex orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. During Dr. Smith’s training he has been able to work with some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country. He has also had the privilege of lecturing both domestically and internationally on topics such as elbow replacement biomechanics, novel therapies for canine arthritis including Platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cell therapy, hyaluronic acid and intraarticular injection treatment. These special interests carry over into his clinical practice with a pursuit for continued advancement in options for both minimally invasive and surgical therapies.
Zachery originated from Northern California and knew from a very young age that he would persue veterinary medicine. He attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where he achieved Summa Cum Laude for his BS in Animal Science. He continued his education at the University of California, Davis where he graduated with Phi Zeta honors and achieved his doctorate in veterinary medicine. After graduating, Zachery completed a small animal internship at Animal Specialty Group (ASG) in Los Angeles before completing his training with a three-year surgical residency with Sage Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care. Zachery Smith was the medical director for Veterinary Medical and Surgical Goup-OC for two years and continues to serve the clients of VMSG as a staff surgeon.
Dr. Smith finds great honor in opportunities to advance the veterinary profession and is commonly found lecturing to fellow veterinarians, teaching other professionals or working on the development of novel surgical techniques. When not in clinics, Dr. Smith can generally be found working at the family’s horse ranch or at jumping competitions with his children, wife and 5 horses, 2 dogs, 3 chickens and cat.
Our pre-recorded video consults and discharge instructions improve client education and preparedness.
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It is our promise to continue to maintain the highest level of patient care to ensure the best results.
Boarded surgeons undergo a high level of training, testing and continued education in the art of surgery.
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