Ashley Smith, DVM, MS, DACVIM-O

Assistant Clinical Professor

Ashley Smith Photo

Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



DVM, Tufts University, 2014



Dr. Ashley Smith is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She attained her DVM from Tufts University in 2014 and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at University of Florida. She joined Auburn in 2015 and has since completed an oncology specialty internship, master’s degree, and a medical oncology residency. She was awarded diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2019.

During her residency, Dr. Smith headed a clinical trial to investigate the use of bisphosphonates for the treatment of metastatic osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in dogs. Her clinical interests include lymphoma, osteosarcoma, electrochemotherapy, and palliative care/improving quality of life for cancer patients.

Publications and Links


Soileau AM, Neto R, Titos Jimenez P, Hamersky J, Smith AA. Doxorubicin and zoledronate treatment in a dog with hemophagocytic histiocytic sarcoma. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2023;64(12):1103-8.

Chon E, Sakthikumar S, Tang M, Vaughan A, Smith A, Sommer B, Robat C, Maley C, Mullin C, Ohashi E, Manor E, Custis J, Intile J, Shiu KB, Parshley L, Hamilton MJ, Bergman N, Sheppard-Olivares S, Hafeman S, Wright Z, Haworth D, Hendricks W, Wang G. Novel genomic prognostic biomarkers for canine cancer patients. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2023;37:2410-21. DOI: 10.1111/jvim.16893.

Smith AA, Lindley SES, Almond GT, Bergman NS, Matz BM, Smith AN. Evaluation of zoledronate for the treatment of canine stage III osteosarcoma: a phase II study. Veterinary Medicine and Science. 2023;9(1),59-67. DOI: 10.1002/vms3.1000

Nance RL, Cooper S, Starenki D, Wang X, Matz B, Lindley S, Smith AA, Smith AN, Bergman N, Sandey M, Koehler J, Agarwal P, Smith B. Transcriptomic analysis of canine osteosarcoma from a precision medicine perspective reveals limitations of differential gene expression studies. Genes. 2022;13(4), 680. DOI: 10.3390/genes13040680

Hicks KD, Brinker EJ, Neto RLALT, Smith AA, Matz BM, White AG. Pathology in Practice: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2022 Apr 15;259(S2):1-4. DOI: 10.2460/javma.20.08.0463

Smith AA, Frimberger AE, Moore AS. Survival time and prognostic factors for canine small Intestinal adenocarcinoma: an exploratory retrospective study of 29 dogs (2006-2016) treated by surgery with and without adjuvant chemotherapy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2019; 254(2):243-50. DOI: 10.2460/javma.254.2.243

Smith AA, Lejeune A, Kow K, Milner RJ and Souza CHM. Clinical response and adverse event profile of bleomycin chemotherapy for canine multicentric lymphoma. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.  2017; 53:128-34. DOI: 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6598

Borns-Weil S, Emmanuel C, Longo J, Kini N, Barton B, Smith A, Dodman NH. A case-control study of compulsive wool-sucking in Siamese and Birman cats (n=204). Journal of Veterinary Behavior 2015;10(6):543-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jveb.2015.07.038