Dr. Katie Smith grew up in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from Boulder High, Katie attended the University of California at Santa Cruz to study Marine Biology. In 1990, 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 Summa Cum Laude 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, but currently she has a special interest in patients with arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. She recommends and utilizes western medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, low level laser therapy, massage and physical therapy to maximize patient comfort and quality of life. In her spare time, Katie enjoys bike rides with her husband Mark, and traveling.