VCA Yucca Valley Animal Hospital

Bethan Smith, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Bethan Smith grew up spending time with dogs, cats and various small fuzzy animals.

Dr. Smith obtained her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology and earned her DVM in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin. During her tenure in veterinary school, she completed various externships in the US and Canary Islands.

Dr. Smith has a special interest in working with exotics (reptiles, birds and small mammals). Following her graduation, Dr. Smith worked for a year in Chicago for an exotic/emergency practice. Prior to joining VCA Yucca Valley Animal Hospital, Dr.Smith was associated with a small animal general practice in Palm Springs. She resides in the local area with her husband, children, and her two dogs Lenny and Tina.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Doctor Smith is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association.



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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.