Petal Smart is a doctor of veterinary medicine and has been a veterinary and medical editor since 2015. She has edited more than 700 assignments, including research studies that have been published in various academic journals, continuing medical education-training materials, and articles on pet health.
· Veterinary professional with expertise in the editing and review of veterinary, continuing medical education, and clinical/academic publications
· Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with honors)
· Bachelor of Science (with honors), Equine Science and Management
· Editorial board member, Medical Writing, European Medical Writers Association
· Awarded the Geoff Hall Scholarship, European Medical Writers Association
After having completed a brief stint in clinical practice, Petal Smart, DVM has been an editor of materials in the biomedical and veterinary sciences since 2015. She has edited hundreds of research studies that have been published in academic journals, in addition to blog articles on pet health. More recently, she has edited continuing medical education (CME) training materials aimed at physicians and other health care professionals.
She is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and serves as an Associate Editor of EMWA's official journal, Medical Writing. She is presently a member of the International Association of Veterinary Editors and the American Association of Industry Veterinarians. Her pets in the past have included dogs, fish, birds, and a turtle. At times, she also likes to think of herself as a horse whisperer.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with honors), The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Bachelor of Science (with honors), Equine Science and Management, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
About The Spruce Pets
The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.