Rhonda Smith is a dedicated veterinary professional with a deep passion for animal care and client education. Born and raised in Halifax, her journey into the veterinary field began at a young age and has continued to flourish ever since. In grade 6, Rhonda's class was given an assignment to interview a professional in the field they aspired to be in when they grew up. Rhonda took this opportunity to interview Dr. Michael Bumby at a local veterinary hospital, HVH. Inspired by their conversation, Dr. Bumby recognized Rhonda's natural aptitude for working hands-on with patients and suggested she pursue a career as a registered veterinary technician or a veterinary assistant. Rhonda eventually enrolled in an accredited school and successfully obtained her Veterinary Assistant Diploma.
Rhonda's professional journey began in 2005 when she joined a feline-only practice. Starting as a Veterinary Assistant, she quickly proved her dedication and skills, leading to her promotion to the role of Office Manager. The experience at the feline-only practice allowed her to develop a strong understanding of feline health and the unique needs of cat owners.
Seeking new challenges and diverse experiences, Rhonda transitioned to an emergency-only hospital for a period of three years. Initially joining as a Veterinary Assistant, she later transitioned to an office management role. Driven by her passion for feline health and client education, Rhonda eventually returned to a feline-only practice. With her extensive experience and expertise, she continues to make a positive impact by providing quality care and fostering fear-free environments for both patients and their owners.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Rhonda is a loving mother to her daughter and shares her home with two beloved cats named Salty and Spicy and her newest addition, Clark the dog! In her leisure time, Rhonda indulges in various activities to rejuvenate herself. She enjoys listening to podcasts, visiting the beach, going on hikes, exploring her culinary skills through cooking, and cherishing moments spent with her daughter and furry companions. Rhonda also values downtime and often finds solace in taking naps alongside her cherished feline friends.
With her unwavering dedication to providing exceptional veterinary care, her commitment to client education, and her love for animals, Rhonda Smith continues to make a positive impact on the lives of pets and their owners within the veterinary community.