Dr. Carter Smith was born and raised in St. Louis, graduated from John Burroughs School and earned a B.A. from the College of Wooster in Ohio. He attended veterinary school for two years at the University di Pisa in Italy before transferring back to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and graduating in 1980. Dr. Smith has owned the Ellisville Veterinary Hospital since 1985. He lives with his wife Heidi. Both of whom serve and cater to Mr. Kitty and provide a comfortable sofa to their son's dog Grover.