Jessica Smith — Veterinary Nurse

Grand Prairie, Texas

Jessica is a highly trained and dedicated individual and is essential to our animal shelter. Previously coming in from a private practice, Jessica had to overcome some obstacles and adjust to a slight learning curve with shelter medicine. She has done an amazing job learning and growing in this position and is our very own here when it comes to helping to keep our animals healthy in a shelter environment!

Under the supervision of our licensed veterinarian, Jessica monitors and cares for almost 1-200 animals every day and has been the backbone of maintaining protocols that have helped us to treat and care for animals that previously would have had to have been euthanized. -That is a lot of responsibility and pressure, and she has done it superbly since she came to our shelter as our Lead Technician (our only full time technician!). She not only supports our veterinarian in diagnosing disease, making accurate prognoses, prescribing medications, and performing surgeries, she has had to maintain other duties, such as keeping inventories, developing SOPs, working on ‘herd management’ for our shelter among other non-veterinary related tasks. Jessica is great to work with and truly has been a hero to our animals here in Grand Prairie and we could not be more proud to have her on our team.