About Us


Family-owned and operated since 1950

Smith Animal Hospital was founded over 65 years ago by Felix Smith Sr., a World War II pilot and member of the first inaugural class of veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia.  Since its founding in 1950, Smith Animal Hospital has prided itself in providing the highest quality of veterinary care for the small town of Perry, GA and the surrounding communities.  

After operating the clinic as a solo doctor practice for many years, Felix Sr.'s two sons Ben and Felix Jr. went to the University of Georgia and became veterinarians. Dr. Felix Smith Jr. graduated in 1980 and Dr. Ben Smith graduated in 1985.  Both young doctors returned to Perry to go into business with their father, and are still practicing today.  Since that time, Dr.Robert (Bob) Rinehart joined the practice in 2000.  Dr.Kristen Hamsley and Dr.Haley Hill joined the team in 2017. 

Services you can rely on

Here at Smith Animal Hospital our patients come first. With over 65 years of experience, your beloved pets will be in the best hands possible. To us our clients are family.

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  • "This place is absolutely amazing! I love the staff and doctors. They truly care about your pets and treat them as their own. We have 2 pups that we take to them and will not ever go anywhere else. They are thorough, genuine and love what they are doing. When I've had a horribly sick dog at 3am, my actual vet doc called me back within 3-4 minutes! When I've had random questions, they are happy to answer and help. I'm so glad we found this wonderful vet for our fur babies. I can't rave enough about this business and staff. Top notch service!"
    Jess C. - Perry, GA

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