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Dr. Craig A. Smith has been practicing feline medicine, surgery, and dentistry exclusively since September 1993. (Click here for a full biography.) He regularly consults with specialists in surgery, oncology, internal medicine, and medical imaging in an ongoing effort to provide the very best in veterinary medical care for all cats. He also enjoys good working relationships with other veterinarians in the Tacoma/Pierce County region.

If you would like an honest, straightforward answer to a general veterinary question (concerning any species of animal), click here and follow the instructions.

If your cat has a medical condition that is confusing to you, or you would like another opinion of a diagnosis, Dr. Smith would be happy to take the time to review your cat’s case and offer you his thoughts and ideas on the problem(s). The fee for this service is $75.00 and you are guaranteed a complete response within 24 hours.* Use this e-mail address (TCHQ@tacomacat.com) to send text, photos, scannings of reports or laboratory tests, or anything else you have that describes the condition. Payment can be sent via PayPal to the same address. You will receive a thorough analysis with most likely diagnoses, recommendations for further testing, and/or treatment options within 24 hours of the PayPal receipt.

*-This is only valid from 6:00 AM Mondays until 6:00 PM Fridays, Pacific Time.

Service unavailable from:

  • Friday, 6 March 2015 Friday, 13 March 2015
  • Monday, 17 August 2015 Friday, 21 August 2015
  • Monday, 2 November 2015 Monday, 16 November 2015


No medical professional can offer you a confirmed diagnosis of your pet’s condition via electronic communication. It is perfectly reasonable, however, to examine a patient’s already existing medical records and proffer an opinion concerning specific details and signs to watch for, as well as alternative therapies and recommendations for further diagnostics and procedures.