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Shelley Flynn, DVM


Dr. Shelley Flynn is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. She is originally from Southwest Washington and has recently moved to the Antelope Valley.


She joined our staff in May 2008. Dr. Flynn enjoys spending time outdoors, participating in many activities including horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, and scuba diving. She shares her home with her husband, 3 dogs (Ruby, Stella, and Gillie), and one cat (Simon).

Erin Sanders, DVM


Dr. Erin Sanders graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  She is originally from the Bay Area in northern California, and moved to Lancaster after graduating veterinary school to live with her husband.


She joined out staff in 2010.  Dr. Sanders enjoys traveling (her goal is to attend all major league baseball parks), photography, camping, and fishing.  When she is not busy with her work and outside activities, she tends to her “herd” of rescued cats ranging from 16-2 years old.




Dawn, Practice Manager


Dawn Lane is the Practice Manager and has been a part of the Smith Veterinary Hospital Team since 1999.


Although Smith Veterinary Hospital was not the first veterinary hospital she has worked with it is truly one she has put her heart and soul into.  The other joy comes from her loving husband of 23 years and her 4 awesome children.

Dawn spends her spare time volunteering with the Jr. High School Marching Band where her youngest son attends. Dawn also devotes time with her local church in the youth department as a teacher.

Kelly, Veterinary Technician

& Back Office Supervisor


Kelly has always been involved with animal in some way.  Kelly joined the Smith Team in 2000 and has been here ever since.  Kelly has many duties at Smith’s including being highly trained in dental procedures, and animal nutrition.  She has a variety of animals, including 3 teenagers, and a husband. Kelly is active in the local 4-H community and enjoys many outdoor activities when time permits.


Paisley, Kelly and Lexie



Exam Room Veterinary Assistant


Kathy joined your team in February of 2009 after spending 12 years in the emergency veterinary field.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, one grandchild 3 dogs and a cat.



Kathy with “Lucy”, “Timmy Joe”

& “Annabel Lee”


Karen, Receptionist


Karen joined our team in the summer of 2008. She is married and has 4 children. She raises and shows Beagles.


At home she has a collection of animal from birds to snakes inside and from geese to pigs outside. She loves all creatures with the exception of spiders!



Cheryl, Veterinary Assistant


Cheryl joined our team in August of 2009 with 5 years experience in veterinary medicine. She enjoys going to the park with her dogs.  Cheryl is a Lakers Fan and loves to play paint ball in her spare time.


Bugsy, Dillinger, Cheryl and Roxie

Tyler, Kennel Assistant


Tyler was born and raised in the Antelope Valley. He is a recent graduate from Little Rock High School.


Tyler joined our team full time in 2010. Tyler is interested in attending welding school next year. He currently lives with friends in Palmdale.


Tyler and Toast


Cassie with Kane


Schmidty, Hospital Mascot


Schmidty joined our family in the fall of 2010.


He enjoys helping educate owners about wellness in their pets of shapes and sizes.

He enjoys belly rubs, high fives, and hugs.


Schmidty can be seen waving to people outside of our hospital. He’ll being making trips to local schools and city events to promote the human-animal bond.

February 1, 2011 - Posted by | av exotic pets, av full service veterinary, av pet care, av reptiles, av veterinary hospital | , , , ,

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