We are excited to welcome to Chico Animal Hospital our new veterinarian Dr. Kate Smith, DVM!


Dr. Smith graduated in 2013 from UC Davis. She spent time working in mixed practice and small animal practice throughout Northern California prior to joining Chico Animal Hospital full time. She is excited to join the team at Chico Animal Hospital in providing high quality and compassionate care to your pets.

Dr. Smith studied Animal Science in undergrad (she even studied in Brazil!) and started practicing veterinary medicine in 2013 working with livestock in the central valley. While she enjoys all areas of medicine, Dr. Smith is especially passionate about preventive care and keeping pets healthy and comfortable. She takes special interest in client education, behavior, and dermatology.

When not at work you will find Dr Smith enjoying time with her husband, two kids, and her border collie on their small farm. She loves gardening, hiking, and traveling in her spare time!