Dr. Taylor Smith was born and raised in New Orleans. Since she can remember, she has wanted to be a veterinarian just like her dad, Dr. Brian Ghere. Since 7th grade, she spent many of her summers working here at Prytania Vet. She received a B.S. in Animal Dairy Poultry Sciences from LSU. Dr. Smith was one of just a handful of students to be accepted to LSU School of Veterinary Medicine as a college junior. She continued on to receive her DVM in 2018. She graduated with a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Taylor can’t wait to apply her passion for small animal medicine to her practice at Prytania Veterinary Hospital. She is the proud mother of two dogs, Frank and Andouille, and three cats, Marie, Ollie, and Orange Kitten. Her special interests include preventative medicine and dentistry. She enjoys horseback riding, fishing with her dad, and attending all of the local festivals.