Growing up in rural New Brunswick Canada on a small hobby farm, Dr. Smith always knew that he would care for animals. He was drawn to emergency and critical care medicine due to the complexity of critically ill animals and the need for rapid decision making and diagnoses. His academic interests include point of care ultrasound in intracranial hypertension, transthoracic ultrasound for the diagnosis of lung disease, strong ion acid base, fluid resuscitation physiology and echo guided life support. Dr. Smith’s time is dedicated to caring for critically ill animals in the intensive care unit, stabilization of shocked patients presenting through the emergency department, and advanced imaging at VES.
In his free time Josh enjoys staying in shape by doing Crossfit. An avid outdoorsman he spends as much time as he can in the woods; hiking, hunting and has recently started fishing again. He is also an amateur furniture maker and enjoys the challenges of woodworking with hand tools.