Dr. Ann Smith was born in Atlanta Georgia. Breaking tradition from her family, she decided to attend the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), earning her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and a Masters of Science in Wellness. After earning her master’s, she wanted to work as a Veterinary Technician and did so for five years in Tupelo Mississippi. In 2003 she was accepted into Mississippi State’s School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2007 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Before opening Purrfurred Pets, Dr. Ann worked in private practice veterinary clinics, shelter medicine, emergency clinics, as well as private practice spay/neuter clinics. One of her passions is spay/neuter surgery, which she knows is a key component in controlling pet overpopulation.
Dr. Ann has five dogs and one cat. Of course, if you ask Dr. Ann’s dog Tina…she only has one dog… Tina, and four pests! And Tina agrees to one cat!
In her off time, Dr. Ann likes to ride her motorcycle, hike, run, and camp when possible. Her lifelong goal is to travel the world and run a marathon!