Originally from Stuart, Florida, Dr. Jeff Smith worked for his father’s construction and cattle company. From a very early age, he had a special connection with all animals . . . dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, birds, and even reptiles. As a child, he brought home sick animals and nursed them back to health. After graduating from high school, he moved to Mississippi to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Throughout college, he fished commercially for salmon on an Alaskan fishing boat off the coast of Cordova, Alaska, to help pay for his education expenses.
Dr. Jeff Smith graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine of 2007 and immediately began working at our clinic, then Eaves Animal Hospital. In June of 2010, Dr. Smith bought Eaves Animal 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 understands that all needs are different and seeks to meet each patient’s specific needs.
Dr. Smith is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. His passion is serving people and their pets. 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. Amanda Stowers is a 2015 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. For the past three years, she has practiced veterinary medicine in Aiken, SC. Originally from Inverness, MS, Dr. Stowers wanted to be closer to home. She is happy to be back in Starkville and looking forward to being a part of the Smith Animal Hospital family . . . again! Many of our clients may remember her since she previously worked at our practice for three years before entering vet school. Outside of being a veterinarian, Dr. Stowers enjoys reading, painting, outdoor activities, being with family, eating good food, and spending time with her fiancé, Patrick. She also enjoys coming home to her pets: dogs, Gus and Bella Bassett, and cat, Paisley
Macki SmithHospital Administrator
Macki Smith has been the clinic administrator of Smith Animal Hospital since 2010. As 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. Away from administrative work, she spends her time raising her three daughters with Dr. Smith, Mackinzie, Adelyn, and Adessa. 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 a M.S. in Equine Exercise Physiology (2020) and intends to apply to veterinary school. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys the company of her dogs (Sophie and Stetson) and cats (Minx and Pop). She also shows her horse Peaches in all around and ranch riding competitions.
Cheyenne RhodesVeterinary Assistant and Receptionist
Cheyenne Rhodes is from Hamilton, MS, but is currently living in Starkville, MS. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, rodeos, hunting, and fishing. Whenever she gets the chance she spends time with her friends and family. Cheyenne is currently training her new barrel horse, River, while still spending time with her retired barrel horse, Tucker. She also has her dog, Allie May, that stays in Starkville with her and gets all the attention from her friends. Cheyenne is extending her education in farm and ranch management.
Chase GriggsVeterinary Assistant
Chase Griggs is from Saltillo, MS and graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences in May of 2021. Chase has one cat named Kilo and a Golden Retriever named Marshall. He also plans to apply to veterinary school soon.
Anna Grace DavisVeterinary Assistant
Anna Grace is from Huntsville, AL but moved to Starkville to further her education at Mississippi State University. She graduated in May of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in animal and dairy science with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine. She continues to live in Starkville, MS with her husband Conner Davis, her two dogs June and Daisy, and her horse AB. She enjoys going to the gym, traveling, riding her horse, and spending time with family and friends.