Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American Veterinary Dental College.
He was Professor of Surgery and Dentistry at the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech for 16-years before entering private practice in 2004.
He has published over 100 research papers and textbook chapters, and has lectured to veterinarians in Europe, Asia, and South America on his specialty areas of oral & maxillofacial surgery; ear, nose, and throat surgery; and, head and neck surgery in addition to dentistry. Dr. Smith is a past-president of the Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Smith is Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry and co-author of Atlas of Approaches for General Surgery of the Dog and Cat.
He was recently recognized as a Founding Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American Veterinary Dental College.
Dr. Taney is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. She has worked at the Center since its opening in 2006 and became a partner in 2008.
She has completed internships in both general medicine and surgery, and specialized surgery. She completed her three-year residency in dentistry and oral surgery at the Center and has authored multiple publications in the field of veterinary dentistry. She received the Robert Wiggs Outstanding Candidate award as a resident and is past chair of the Credentials and Examination committees for the American Veterinary Dental College.
Dr. Taney’s special interests include advanced maxillofacial reconstruction and oral oncologic surgery.
Dr. Taney is a 2002 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and is a rabid Virginia Tech fan.
Dr. Herrmann graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
He completed a rotating internship at The Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware before joining the team at CVDOS.
Dr. Herrmann is originally from Bucks County, PA where he grew up raising and showing dogs along with his family. He is joined on his new adventure in the D.C. Area with his two dogs.
Dr. Han Chia is a 2017 graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine . She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, NC before joining the team at CVDOS.
She is originally from Maryland and she is very excited to be back in the area. Go Terps!!!
Dr. Bolek graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.
She completed a rotating internship at Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She also completed a small animal surgical internship with Veterinary Surgical Centers in Northern Virginia. Before joining the team at CVDOS Dr. Bolek was a practicing ER doctor in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Dr. Bolek is originally from Montgomery County, Maryland and is excited to be in her hometown!