In June, Smith became an associate at the Delta Veterinary Clinic, 603 Brunt Blvd., working with Dr. David M. Morris.
Explaining she has always wanted to be a veterinarian, Smith completed her undergraduate studies at Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau earning a bachelor in animal science in agriculture degree. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine, graduating in May.
"I'm glad to be back in Sikeston and am enjoying the work a lot," said Smith, who specializes in small animal care. "This is home and here I can treat the animals of my family and friends."
The daughter of Jimmy and Mary Pearson of Sikeston, Smith and her husband, Chris, are the parents of an 18-month-old daughter, Haley.
Delta Veterinary Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. There is also 24-hour emergency care available through the clinic.