Meet the Doctors


Dr. Tracy H. Smith, DVM

I graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in the same class as my wife Patricia.

I enjoy skiing, golf, hiking and my work.  Our family have always cherished our multitude of pets throughout the years.   The majority of our pets have been rescues. Our two grown sons complete our active family both of which still live in San Diego.

I was honored to serve as our Veterinary class president, I was chairman of the San Diego County VMA Ethics Committee, served as the SDCVMA  Delegate for the California State VMA and was awarded Director of the year by the Poway Chamber of Commerce.

I have been practicing in Poway since 1979. I have a special interest in medicine, dermatology, surgery, dentistry, and advanced laser surgery procedures.

I am extremely proud of our staff at Poway Animal Hospital and want to thank our clients and friends for the support throughout the years.  My promise is to treat each patient as if it was my own family member


Dr. George K. Shinzaki, DVM

I do not remember a time I did not aspire to be a Veterinarian.  My academic loves are science, biology and medicine and I did my best to explore every facet of Veterinary medicine through my school years.

My undergraduate degree is a BA with Honors from Revelle College at UCSD.  My Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree is from the University of California, Davis.

I am still fascinated and excited about medical research, scientific developments and their clinical applications.  I consider myself to be a “medical nerd” so I got what I wished for in life.

I am very appreciative of the trust people place in us and I take that responsibility very seriously.  Our pets are our family members and they deserve to be treated accordingly. I strive to live up to that trust..

It is an honor to be able to contribute to their care and to serve society.

Thank you for your trust.


Dr. Patricia Teague, DVM

Since graduating from Colorado State University’s Veterinary School in 1978, I have never found my chosen career boring! The wonderful people and new animal friends I meet on a daily basis always keep it exciting. The quality of veterinary medicine knowledge, diagnostics, and treatments are state-of-the-art in San Diego. After practicing in an emergency hospital, a specialty referral hospital, and 23 years as the practice owner of Scripps Ranch Veterinary Hospital, I have seen the evolution of our veterinary community. I am currently enjoying this opportunity to serve as a Staff Veterinarian at Poway Animal Hospital. I especially love geriatric medicine and feline medicine. It is a gift to see many of our animal friends for their lifetime. My spare time is spent enjoying tennis, golf, skiing, and time with my sons when they are available.


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