Dr. Adam Boe grew up promising that despite his love of animals, he would never become a vet (a belief that was proven wrong twice over). That lasted up until his junior year at Colby College when he became an EMT and fell in love with medicine. The following semester, he worked with a wildlife veterinarian in Botswana and that solidified his decision to shift gears entirely and pursue veterinary medicine. Not long after, he got his DVM at Colorado State University and it was there that he joined the US Army Veterinary Corps. After graduation, the military took him from Saudi Arabia to Palau and many places in between working alongside incredible servicemen and women on some amazing working dogs. He has been fortunate to collaborate with veterinarians and physicians from around the world on public health policies, the latest veterinary therapies, and practice everything from lemur tumor removal to lion dental care. These experiences have given him a unique insight into how medicine is practiced globally which he now brings to Smithfield Animal Hospital. When he’s not surrounded by your pets at the Animal Hospital, you can bet he’s either tinkering on his latest project in the woodshop or out at the lake trying to chase down his dog who’s inevitably caught a glimpse of a chipmunk or some other such woodland creature.