Dr. Scott Smith grew up in northern New York State near the Canadian border and graduated from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He has been a practicing Veterinarian in northeast Ohio since 2000. He has experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and enjoys the lasting relationships he develops with pet owners and their companion animals. Dr. Smith excels in helping pet owners maintain proper pet wellness and believes that prevention of disease is the best way to allow pets and owners to savor a long and pleasurable life together. His professional interests involve companion animal nutrition and exercise plans, preventative dentistry, oral surgery, orthopedic repair, and soft tissue surgery. In addition, he likes dermatology, neurology, and assists owners with behavior and training programs. Dr. Smith also has veterinary experience in treating cows, horses, sheep, goats, and an assortment of other outdoor animals.
Dr. Smith and his wife Dr. Hitchcock have two young children. All of their pets were rescued animals. Dr. Smith’s personal interests include camping, fishing, ATV riding, and motorcycling. He loves hiking and exploring nature with his family and friends.
Dr. Smith pledges that you will receive excellent veterinary care, exceptional professional service, and disease prevention and treatment of the highest standards that you’ve come to expect from everyone at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Tracey Hitchcock has been a practicing veterinarian in our area 2006. She developed a lifelong love and respect for pets while growing up on a dairy farm in Northeast Ohio. Dr. Hitchcock graduated from The Ohio State Veterinary Medical School and returned to her home roots to practice veterinary medicine and surgery. She has great energy and endless compassion for her patients and enjoys forming lasting friendships with her clients.
Dr. Hitchcock enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine but has a special interest and advanced education in surgery, including laser surgery, dentistry, and abdominal ultrasound imaging.
Dr. Hitchcock lives in Geauga County with her husband Dr. Smith. She enjoys reading, gardening, and nature walks with the family in her free time.
Dr. Bryn Nicholl was born and raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. In 2011, she graduated from Tulane University Freeman School of Business in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Management. She worked for several years as a veterinary assistant at the Louisiana SPCA and Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, before moving to Chicago where she completed her prerequisites for veterinary school at Loyola University. Dr. Nicholl graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. There she developed a special interest in feline internal medicine and behavior and diagnostic imaging. She is very excited to use this knowledge, as well as her medical experience, while working alongside the fantastic doctors and staff at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Nicholl lives in the Tremont area with her two cats, Ned and Jimmy, and enjoys running, hiking, and painting in her free time.
Dr. Michelle Scollan grew up in Aurora, Illinois and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science and a dual degree in Biological Anthropology. While at Notre Dame, she played saxophone in the university marching band and traveled around the country with the football team. Dr. Scollan moved to Massachusetts and attended Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts. She has developed her interests to include exotic pet medicine, ultrasound, and dentistry. In addition to your dogs and cats, she is ready to take care of your rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals! Dr. Scollan lives with her husband along with her two rabbits, Sherlock and Watson, and her rescue kitty Gia. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, kayaking and theater.
Wow, over 17,300 veterinary professionals from around the world in attendance and Dr. Smith and Dr. Hitchcock are two of the attendees.
Here we are at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Florida. Our doctors at Oak Tree Vet attend over 120 hours of continuing education every year! We learn new techniques, new medical therapies, and we get to explore cutting edge technology and treatment options. All to make sure that our patients receive the best veterinary care possible. Rest assured, we are looking out for our patients.