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Dr. Richelle Smith

Dr. Smith has a lifetime of experience caring for pets.  She has been actively involved in dog behavior and training, pet rescue and animal welfare since 1988.

After graduating from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, she was invited to help develop the surgical center at the Ottawa Shores Humane Society in West Olive.  After two years with the humane society, Dr. Smith decided to open her own practice and in 2002, Safe Harbor Animal Hospital opened its doors.

Dr. Smith regularly appears on WZZM 13's Take Five & Company morning show as an expert on a number of animal related topics.

Dr. Smith was voted Best Veterinarian in Grand Rapids in 2008 in the Tops in GR Grand Rapids Press Award.