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.