For as long as she could remember, Dr. Mireya Smith wanted to be a veterinarian. She grew up with a yellow Labrador retriever (making her particularly fond of the retriever breed) and every time her family dog was taken to the veterinarian, Dr. Smith would tag along and ask as many questions as she could. She also took an active role in giving medications and generally caring for her family dog. She also co-started a (short-lasting) pet-sitting service for pets in her neighborhood. Dr. Smith’s love for animals put her on the track for veterinary medicine at a very young age!
Dr. Smith moved to Kennesaw before she started third grade. She is a University of Georgia “Double Dawg”, meaning she has two degrees from UGA: her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Smith was very excited to join the Chastain Animal Clinic team in 2020! She has a particular interest in surgery and select mammalian exotic animals (such as guinea pigs, rats, and rabbits).
Dr. Smith and her husband have two yellow Labradors at home: Willie (a retired Guide Dog for the Blind/Service Animal) and Missa. When Dr. Smith isn’t spending time with her husband or pets, she enjoys playing the piano, knitting, sewing (for beginners), baking, watching Netflix, and reading a good book.