Meet the friendly staff at Central Texas Cat Hospital!
School: Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1962.
Special Interests: Feline medicine
Pets: In-home colony of very special felines.
Dr. Roy Brenton Smith joined the veterinary community at the age of 14 when he took a position as a member of the kennel staff at his first veterinary hospital. He grew up always wanting to be a veterinarian. After completing his education in 1962, he began practicing veterinary medicine in Austin, Texas during the summer of the same year.
Throughout his career, Dr. Smith has always had a strong interest in feline medicine. The establishment of Central Texas Cat Hospital is a natural evolution of this interest. CTCH is the 4th veterinary hospital that Dr. Smith has established during his 53 years of practice.
Association and Community Service:
President - American Association of Feline Practitioners (Jan 2012 - Dec 2012)
President - Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association
Treasurer - Texas Veterinary Medical Association (20 years)
President - Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice
Treasurer - Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice (10 years)
President - Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (12 years)
Treasurer - American Association of Feline Practitioners (4 years)
Board of Directors - American Association of Feline Practitioners
Board of Directors - American Veterinary Medical Foundation (6 years)
Board of Directors - Austin/Travis County Humane Society (2 years)
Board of Directors - Veterinary Information Network (largest veterinary information database for veterinarians worldwide)
Committee Member - AAFP Leadership Development Committee (2004 - present)
Committee Member - AAFP Feline Welfare Committee (2006 - present)
Committee Member - AVMA Animal Welfare Committee (2008 - present)
Veterinary medical support supplied to:
Shadow Cats Rescue
Tuxedo Junction Rescue
Honors and Awards:
Texas Veterinary Medical Association Companion Practitioner of the Year - 1988
AAHA Outstanding Practitioner for the Western Region - 1994
Veterinary Information Network Special Service Award - 1995
Texas Veterinary Medical Association Presidents Award - 1984 & 1991
Texas Veterinary Medical Association Special Presidential Citation - 1993
Austin Humane Society Guardian Award - 2007
Other points of interest:
Conducted monthly grand rounds for Central Texas Veterinarians (15 years)
Provides consultant service to veterinarians and companies in the veterinary field.