Dr. Mary SmartDr. Mary Smart is a native of Maryland, growing up in the outskirts of Washington D.C.  She attended the University of Maryland where she received a B.S. in Animal Science.  After graduating from Maryland, she moved to Gainesville, Florida.  There she entered the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine and in 1985 received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Smart has spent most of her career working in Sarasota and Manatee counties.  She has worked in both large and small animal practice, and has practiced as an associate veterinarian, a relief veterinarian, and a practice owner.  She is currently employed at Westbay Animal Hospital in Bradenton where Bailey was one of her many clients.

Dr. Smart is a member or the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and is the president of the Manatee County Veterinary Society.  She spends her free time with her family – husband, children, and pets – and enjoys outdoor activities.