Smith Veterinary Hospital

Welcome to the Smith Veterinary Hospital Website! We are a well equipped, very versatile animal care facility. Our staff is here to provide the best quality surgical and medical care to our patients, your pets.


It is our goal to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients and offer the best possible service to our clients. We believe the best way to care for animals is to work to educate owners about their animal's health needs. We strive to accomplish these goals through team work with God as our leader.

Our competent and friendly team includes Dr. Madge Smith and Dr. Larry Smith.  Both are graduates of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.  They are members of local, state, and national veterinary associations.  The rest of the team consists of our office manager, registered technicians, assistants and animal caretakers.   We work together to provide your pets with the best veterinary care available, always putting you and your pet’s health first.  Our motto: WE TREAT ALL PETS AS IF THEY WERE OUR OWN.

  • Mon-Wed: 7:30AM-6:00PM
  • Thu, Fri: 7:30AM-5:00PM
  • Sat: 7:30AM-12:00PM
  • Sun: Emergencies Only
  • Dr. Madge Smith, DVM

    Veterinarian / Owner
    I am a 1976 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and have been practicing Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Berne for over 30 years.  I am the mother of four daughters and grandmother to eight grandkids. I also have a Bernese Mountain Dog named Aspen, a German Shepherd Dog named Dove and two cats Bootstrap and Balbosa. The thing I like most about working at Smith Veterinary Hospital is the awesome team I work with and the stellar clients and patients that come here. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 14, 1976
    Education:
    Purdue University
  • Dr. Larry Smith, DVM

    Veterinarian, retired,
    I am Dr. Larry, the “Horse Doctor”.  I graduated with Dr. Madge from Purdue University school of Veterinary Medicine in 1976, then came to Berne to practice.  I am no longer practicing equine medicine.  In my spare time I am a pastor at St. George Episcopal Church and raise and race Standardbred horses.  I enjoy pheasant hunting with my bird dogs and long time hunting buddy, “The Sheriff”.  Now that I am retired, my time is devoted to shooting sports and family activities.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 14, 1976
    Education:
    Purdue University
    Email:
  • Jenni Yager

    Office Manager
    I have been working here since the fall of 1979.  I am the office manager working to keep everything running smoothly.  This is the job I always wanted but never thought I’d be fortunate enough to have.  The best part about the job is the wonderful team we work with and the clients who share the care of their beloved pets with us. My house cat named Squid and Golden Retriever Kya,  have me very well trained.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 14, 1979
  • Meghan Johnson

    I’m Meghan Johnson. I graduated from Adams Central High School in 2008. I worked here at Smith Vet through high school and some during college. I went to Purdue university and graduated with my Bachelors in Veterinary Technology in 2012. I married my husband in July 2015 and we had our first child John in April 2016. We live with our Husky mix, Willow out in the country near Monroe. I’m very excited to be back at Smith Veterinary Hospital, and to be a part of their great team!

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 26, 2016
    Education:
    Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Valerie Smith

    Equine Manager
    I have been working here at Smith Veterinary Hospital since....well my entire life. I am Dr. Madge and Dr. Larry's youngest daughter. I have grown up in the practice but now have a new official title, equine manager. My off the clock time is filled with my animal related activities. I breed and show German Shepherds Dogs. My dogs are shown in both conformation and obedience as well as being my constant companions. I also have a beloved Percheron mare named Phin, a Paint mare named Butter and Seven my Quarter Horse gelding. I also keep and raise a small herd of miniature cows and a variety of barnyard fowl. Obviously, I have a strong love of animals and am very happy to be working here with you and your pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 14, 2003
  • Haley Laskowski

    Canine Behaviorist

    I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Business Administration in 2011. I then went to the National K-9 Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio where I became a certified professional trainer.  After graduating, I officially founded Fetch Canine Training Center, offering Puppy Preschool, Obedience, and Behavior Modification. I work closely with the amazing staff at Smith Veterinary Hospital, servicing both their clients and clients from other veterinary clinics. Most of my free time involves my own dogs, Lincoln, Jarvis and Church.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Ball State, National K-9
    Interests:
    Dog Training, Behavior Modification
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  • Jen McIntire

    Jen is Dr. Larry and Dr. Madge's daughter. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years. She is the groomer here at SVH. 

    Jenny and her husband live in the Berne area and have three kids: two boys, Bailey and Clancy and one girl, Stella, who arrived from Haiti four years ago.

    The McIntires enjoy horse showing with all three kids and participating in 4-H as well as trail riding and spending time together. They have two horses (Dakota, Chiquita) three dogs, (Paco, Jilly, Rudy), and a cat (Fuzzy Noodle).

     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1998
    Interests:
    Grooming
  • Pixie

    Official Greeter

    Pixie lives with Valerie and comes to work with her everyday. She enjoys greeting our patients, the smaller the better.  On her off time she enjoys attending dogs shows where she has obtained many working titles and playing with the other shepherds at home. She periodically takes maternity leave to help her daughters raise a litter of puppies. Her favorite part of her job is meeting new puppies and children.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Education:
    RN, CGC