Meet our team At Tongass Veterinary Services

Get to know the exceptional team at Tongass Veterinary Services. We’re dedicated to providing your pets with state-of-the-art, compassionate veterinary care.

VETERINARIANS

Samuel P. Smith
Samuel P. Smith

MS, DVM

Dr. Smith grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science, and finally his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Smith is a fourth-generation graduate of CSU and the third to be a veterinarian.

Upon graduation, Dr. Smith started practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico at an equine referral hospital. This experience formed the foundation of his current practice.

After practicing in New Mexico, the Smiths headed to Alaska. Dr. Smith started work in Juneau and opened Smith Equine in 2011. Smith Equine was a full-service ambulatory horse practice serving all of southeast Alaska. As time passed the need for another veterinary practice in the area was apparent and Dr. Smith decided to open a full-service small animal hospital. In the summer of 2013, Tongass Veterinary Services hit the ground running.

Dr. Smith has special interests in orthopedic surgery and dentistry. He enjoys golfing, warm weather, boating, and fishing with his family when not working.

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Dr. Goss

DVM

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VETERINARY TEAM

Sarah
Sarah

LVT

Sarah McMillen attended Veterinary Technology school in Maryland where she grew up and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2007. She has nearly 20 years of combined experience working in pet specialty practices as an emergency and critical care technician and in zoological medicine. She worked at several large aquariums where she fulfilled her passions contributing to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, research, and conservation. You can see her in action on National Geographic’s show entitled Alaska Animal Rescue.

​Sarah and her husband moved to Juneau in August 2022 to be closer to family and explore new opportunities. She enjoys traveling, whale watching, rock climbing, and mountain biking. She also loves hiking with her goofy dog named Juniper.

Megan
Megan
Megan is our Office Manager, but is skilled and utilized in all areas of the hospital and is a key member of our team. She also assists Dr Smith with our equine patients. Megan has a horse named Brooks as well as two labrador retrievers, Niko and Tsunami.
Sarah
Sarah
Sarah joined Tongass Vet Services in May of 2014 as a veterinary assistant. She has well over 10 years of experience with special interests in orthopedics and radiology. Sarah was born and raised in Juneau, AK. She enjoys hiking, fishing, and playing with her two dogs, Bruce and Bruno. She also has two cats, Murphy and Aisha.
Kelly
Kelly
Kelly began with Tongass Veterinary Services in May of 2022 and is working in reception. Originally from Savannah, GA, she has been in Alaska since February 2021 and in Juneau since February 2022. Kelly has a long history working in the veterinary field including; work in private practice, emergency care, and animal shelters. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys painting and exploring.
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Lori Hill
Receptionist

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Julia Strobos
Veterinary Technician

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We’re looking for passionate pet lovers, including veterinary, technicians, administrative staff and management. Join our team and help shape our amazing culture.