Dr. Rebecca Prada-Smanik graduated cum laude from The College of Wooster with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She earned her DVM degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Throughout her childhood she had a strong passion and interest in working with animals. Since high school, Dr. Prada has worked at numerous animal shelters and hospitals as well as grooming facilities. During her time at the College of Wooster, she researched and wrote a thesis on the effects of different diets on the intestinal tract of chickens and turkeys, and milked cows at the agriculture school nearby.
She and her husband, Tim, have a daughter and an orange cat named, Brody. Dr. Prada enjoys yoga, running, playing tennis, watching classic movies and spending time with family. Her veterinary interests include gastroenterology, nutrition and surgery (soft tissue and orthopedics). She loves treating and helping with pain/arthritis management in pets and is certified by MediVet to administer fat-derived stem cells. Dr. Prada adores working with cats and is a member of AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) along with OVMA and AVMA. She loves tackling new cases and continuing to learn more in the veterinary field. Lately, Dr. Prada has been working on backyard chicken health and management to help with this growing need. She also enjoys working with clients and helping them better understand and care for their pets.