1625 Tonganoxie Rd

Tonganoxie, KS 66086

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Smith Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital offering veterinary services of wellness and preventive care, surgeries, and dental care. Our veterinary staff has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. 

Dr. Vickie K. Smith, Founder, DVM

Dr. Vickie Smith is a 1980 graduate of Kansas State University. She started my own equine practice in 1983 and spent about 20 years doing primarily equine practice before transitioning to primarily small animal practice.

Dr. Smith's interest in the "One Health" movement prompted her to earn a Masters in Public Health with an emphasis in Infectious Disease and Zoonoses from Kansas State University in 2014.

Dr. Smith has two grown daughters and still owns horses and dogs. Her current pet is a Pembroke Corgi rescue born with corneal edema. Dr. Smith's favorite part of veterinary medicine is being able to contribute to the human animal bond and the health and welfare of animals and their humans.

Recent Blog Posts

Why Get a Preventive Care Exam?

If you only visit Smith Veterinary Clinic when your pet is injured or sick, you’re missing the opportunity to get a complete picture of her health. The preventive care exam allows our veterinarians to detect potential health issues and begin monitoring or treating them right away.  By committing to preventive care, you could extend it by months or years. It’s well worth the investment when you consider how much love and joy your pet brings into your life.

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Preventing and Treating Hot Spots

Acute moist dermatitis, more commonly known as hot spots, occurs due to a bacterial infection on your pet’s skin. Your dog or cat will naturally bite, chew, lick or scratch his skin in response to an irritant. Unfortunately for your pet, this tends to increase rather than decrease his discomfort. Anal gland disease, allergies to fleas or food ingredients, mange, tick bites, and inadequate grooming are the primary causes of hot spots in companion animals. 

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Summer Safety Tips

Your pet is part of the family and you naturally care about her safety. You also want to include her in family activities whenever possible over the carefree days of summer. By keeping the following safety tips in mind, your entire family can have a summer to remember.
 

Swimming Doesn’t Come Naturally to All Dogs

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Providing Exceptional Veterinary Care

At Smith Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets as if they were our own.

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