Dr. Amanda Smith, a Port Orchard native, is excited to be the newest member of the team at Cedar Creek Animal Clinic. Dr. Smith has long been fascinated by biology and medicine. She felt a special calling to veterinary medicine due to the unique nature of the human animal bond and the personal relationships veterinarians build with their clients. Dr. Smith graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1999, did her undergraduate work in biology at the University of Washington, and later graduated veterinary school from Oklahoma State University in 2010.
Immediately following graduation, Dr. Smith served in the United States Army Veterinary Corps for 3 years before returning to Washington. Since her return, Dr. Smith has primarily provided emergency and critical care for pets in a referral setting. Although Dr. Smith has a strong interest in emergency medicine, she is looking forward to the opportunity to provide more comprehensive care and to building long term relationships with pets and their families. In addition to emergency medicine, Dr. Smith has a special interest in management of chronic diseases (such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart problems, and cancer) and the use of ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis and management of various medical conditions.
At home, Dr. Smith has a very busy life! She shares her home with her husband Adam, also a Port Orchard native, their four children (Faith, Owen, Erin and Nora), and their pets. Their pets include two Labradors (Molly and Sherman), two cats (Grace and Ninja), and one rabbit (Charlie). When not attending school functions, band concerts, basketball or volleyball games, Dr. Smith enjoys reading, playing cards, baking and is an avid football fan. Go Seahawks!