A passion for horses and problem solving, that is how we sum up Dr. Loryn Smith. Dr. Loryn Smith earned her undergrad in Cell and Molecular Biology from Winona State University and spent 12 years in the veterinary and human research field before pursuing her true calling of becoming a veterinarian. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the prestigious Ross University and has since worked in several large volume equine practices across the Northeast.
Dr. Smith loves using diagnostic capabilities to pinpoint and determine the underlying cause of a horse's health problems. She states, “Animals don’t have the ability to communicate what is wrong, so having the tools to show owner’s what has been causing their horse’s distress and confirm a resolution is very rewarding.”
With Dr. Smith's experience in research and love for diagnostics, her special interest in gastric ulcers should be no surprise. From pleasure horses to performance horses, gastric ulcers remain a prevalent problem and she believes much is still to be learned about this complex disease.
What Dr. Loryn Smith wants future clients to know
As a fellow equestrian, Dr. Smith can relate to the bond of the horse and human team. She reveals “I am on your team. I am here to listen and help you achieve the goals you desire for you and your horse.” By understanding the best course of action and treatment for the individual horse, she can better the horse and human team. She states, “that is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job.”
Outside work: Dr. Smith’s interests
- Dr. Smith is originally from the upper peninsula of Michigan and Minnesota, where she grew up riding and showing horses.
- She loves trying out new local restaurants.
- Family, friends, kayaking and her two dogs (Arti and Auggie) are a few of her favorite ways to spend her time away from work.
- After college, Dr. Smith was an active volunteer with two different therapeutic riding centers.
- She loves the long ears - donkeys and mules!
- In the future, she would like to be certified in acupuncture and chiropractic to add these services as adjunct care.