VCA Cedar Animal Hospital

Ashley Smit, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Kansas State University


Dr. Ashley Smit comes to Minnesota from the great state of Kansas.  She attended Kansas State University for undergrad, studying biology, music and Spanish.  She continued at KSU for veterinary school and will always be a Wildcat at heart!  She joined the VCA family in 2012, completing a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Veterinary Care in Albuquerque, New Mwxico.  In her free time Dr. Smit loves being outdoors with her black lab Gus, swimming, hiking, and listening to live music.  Dr. Smit also loves to travel, having lived in Spain and backpacked around Central America.  She is excited to call south Minneapolis home and looks forward to serving the furry, feathered, and scaled and their families at VCA Cedar.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

Animal Emergency & Referral Center- 651-293-1800- 1542 W. 7th St., St Paul MN 55102

Affiliated Emergency Hospital- 763-529-6560- 4708 Highway 55, Golden Valley MN 55416