4547 Telephone Rd., Ste A, Ventura, CA 93003 (map) info@ohanapethospital.com


957 Faulkner Road, Suite 101, Santa Paula, CA 93060 (map) infosp@ohanapethospital.com

Dr. Helen Smith

In May 2022, Ohana Pet Hospital extended its professional family to include Dr. Helen Smith to its veterinary team.

Dr. Helen Smith is a 2012 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine, in Athens, Georgia.  After veterinary school she completed a large animal ambulatory internship also through the University of Georgia. Following her internship she moved to South Carolina where she gradually transitioned to small animal medicine full time. More recently she practiced in Orange County before relocating to Ventura County in May of 2022.

Dr. Smith was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa.  Prior to veterinary school, she attained a B.A. in Animal Science, also from the University of Georgia. While in school she worked as a veterinary technician, and spent her summer’s traveling to Central America to provide veterinary care to under privileged communities and shadowing various veterinarians including wildlife veterinarians in South Africa.  Her professional interests are primarily in canine and feline internal medicine as well as preventative medicine. She really enjoys working with clients to help their pets live their healthiest, happiest lives.

Dr. Smith lives in Newbury Park with her husband Benjamin, toddler daughter, and a sweet Puggle mix named Impi.  She and her family enjoy spending time at the beach, outdoors hiking and exploring their new home.