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Dr. Phalen Smith was born in Eastern Oregon, spent 5 years in Boise, Idaho, then moved to Phoenix when she was 12 years old. She received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in Agribusiness. She then graduated from Colorado State University in 2009 with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing in the East Valley since that time and joined Countryside in March of 2021.
Dr. Smith enjoys many aspects of Small Animal General Practice including Surgery, Dentistry, Internal Medicine (especially endocrine diseases), Dermatology, & Geriatric Care. She is a Fear Free Certified Practitioner and strives to help prevent and alleviate the fear, stress, and anxiety that her patients, both cats and dogs alike, may experience in the veterinary hospital.
Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time in great outdoors with her husband and young son. Camping, hiking, and visiting any beach are a few favorites. She enjoys reading suspense and mystery novels as well. She shares her home with her dog and 3 cats.