Marion E. Smart, DVM, PhD

Marion Smart

Title: Retired Professor

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Marion E. Smart, Retired Professor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Clinical Veterinary Pathology.

Dr. Smart retired in 2014 as professor emeritus of the University of Saskatchewan, and additionally taught as a professor of pathology at the Ontario Veterinary College from 1969 to 1973. She still consults as a teacher of an online nutrition course for dogs for Naturally Magazine Inc., and is still a professor of the department of small animal clinical sciences at her university. Dr. Smart is noted for heading the pathology laboratory at the University of Guleph as director in 1978. She has also connected her achievements with modern technology, developing a pet nutrition app for iPhone and Android phones.

An alumna of the University of Guleph, Dr. Smart earned a DVM as the first woman at the university’s Ontario Veterinary College, followed by a diploma in pathology and a PhD in animal and poultry science.  She was the first woman at the college to receive a gold medal at graduation for academic achievement and contributions to the university, and was one of the top 25 graduates for her work in pathology. Dr. Smart has taught veterinary pathology since 1968, and has contributed to numerous professional journals, blogs, books, and manuals. She was featured in the 20th Anniversary Alumni Celebration of the University of Guleph in 1988 as an Outstanding University of Guleph Alumna.

Among numerous awards, Dr. Smart earned an early Upjohn Award for Bovine Medicine and an Andrew Smith Gold Medal, both in 1968. She was also the recipient of a Major G. Athletic Award and a Bronze Award for Participation in Extracurricular Activities from the University of Guleph. She later earned a fellowship with the Medical Research Council of the university from 1978 to 1982, and remains a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Veterinary Nutritionists, the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association, and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Smart has supported numerous organizations, and was a founding member of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists.

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