Stephanie Smith is the Chief Veterinary Officer and Director of the Veterinary Unit with the Livestock Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Stephanie and her team are engaged on a wide variety of files including disease surveillance, emergency preparedness and response, animal welfare, and biosecurity. Stephanie grew up near Borden, SK and obtained her veterinary degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. Prior to working for government, Stephanie worked in a mixed animal veterinary practice as well as for the commercial poultry industry. Stephanie and her husband manage their grain and cow/calf operation near Saskatoon, where they spend time with their multiple horses, chickens, dogs, and pigs.