Barney Smith, DVM
Chief of Staff
Dr. Smith has been Chief of Staff at the Animal Hospital of Verona since 2004. He grew up in northwest Illinois, and currently resides in Verona. He received both an undergraduate degree and DVM degree from Iowa State. After graduating in 1981, Dr. Smith worked at several small animal practices in Milwaukee and in the Madison area before joining us in 1993.
Dr. Smith has been a Diplomate of the American Board Veterinary Practitioners for the past 30 years. This organization, which recognizes the highest standards of veterinary care, has certified him as a board-certified specialist in companion animals. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. He is also Fear-Free certified in companion animal and avian practice. His practice interests include surgery, internal medicine, behavior, dermatology, and exotic animal medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys hiking (he recently hiked the Ice Age Trail across Dane County), reading and cooking. He spends as much time as he can with his wife and their family, and with their graceful cat, Cosette.