Dr. Smith was born and raised on his family's dairy farm in New Hampshire. He received his Associates and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of New Hampshire. While at U.N.H. he was inducted into the Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honor Society. He was also an active brother in Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Paul graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and is a member of Phi Zeta, the national veterinary honor society. He began working at Kennebec Veterinary Services that June and purchased the practice from Dr. Paul Orloff in 1997. Paul lives in Waterville with his son, Kyle. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, eating, drinking and sleeping.