Dr. Jeff SmithVeterinarian
Originally from Stuart, Florida, Dr. Jeff Smith graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. At a young age, he had a special connection with all animals . . . dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, birds, and even reptiles. After graduating from high school, he moved to Mississippi to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Throughout college, he would spend time off the coast of Cordova, Alaska, on commercial fishing boats to help pay for his education expenses.
After graduating from veterinary school, he began to work here at our hospital, which was originally named the Eaves Animal Hospital. In June of 2010, Dr. Smith had the opportunity to purchase the hospital from the Eaves family and renamed it Smith Animal Hospital.
Dr. Smith strives for excellence in making Smith Animal Hospital a current and relevant veterinary hospital for all of his patients and their owners. He has a passion for serving his community and their loving companions. Currently, Dr. Smith and his wife, Macki, live in Starkville on a farm with their daughters Mackinzie, Adelyn, and Adessa, along with their many animals. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and building.
Dr. Price ColemanVeterinarian
Originally from Corinth, Mississippi, Dr. Price Coleman attended Northeast Mississippi Community College before transferring to Mississippi State University. Dr. Coleman holds a B.S. in Wildlife Fisheries & Aquaculture Science and is a 2021 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Coleman graduated with two distinct honors – the first award was on behalf of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) for Proficiency in Primary Care. The second award was for Excellence in Veterinary Dermatology on behalf of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Coleman has special interests in dermatology, internal medicine, and surgery. Dr. Coleman is also a member of the American and Mississippi Veterinary Medical Associations.
In addition to his professional career, Dr. Coleman has a love for the great outdoors and enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing. Dr. Coleman and his fiancé, Hannah, are thrilled to call Starkville, MS home!
Macki SmithHospital Administrator
Macki Smith has been the clinic administrator of Smith Animal Hospital since 2010. As a 2004 graduate of Mississippi State University of College Education, she feels her experience in a field unrelated to veterinary medicine has given her a way to see her administrative duties from a different and purposeful perspective.
In her free time, she enjoys raising her three daughters, Mackinzie, Adelyn, and Adessa, with Dr. Smith. She also enjoys writing, reading, gardening, and painting. She and her family also spend much of their time taking care of their farm and many animals of various species . . . poultry, feline, canine, bovine, and equine!
Ashley GreeneVeterinary Assistant
Ashley Greene is originally from Jacksonville, FL but has called Starkville her home since 2013. She is a two-time graduate from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Animal Science (2017) and an M.S. in Equine Exercise Physiology (2020). She intends to apply to veterinary school here in the near future.
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys the company of her dogs, Sophie and Stetson, and cats, Minx and Pop. She also enjoys competing with her horse Peaches in ranch riding competitions.
Chase GriggsVeterinary Assistant
Chase grew up in Saltillo, MS, and graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences in May of 2021. He plans to apply to Veterinary school in the future. Chase has one cat named Kilo and a Golden Retriever named Marshall.