Our Veterinarians

The Kodiak Veterinary Clinic team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Kodiak area. At Kodiak Veterinary Clinic, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Melissa Smith, Managing DVM

Dr. Melissa Smith, (from Elizabeth City, NC), received an Associate of Science degree from the College of Albemarle and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Elizabeth City State University. Dr. Smith went on to receive her Doctorate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts, and then completed one year of clinical training at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and is an accredited U.S.D.A. Veterinarian. Dr. Smith’s professional interests include Soft Tissue Surgery, Internal Medicine, Critical/Emergency Care, Cardiology, and Client/Staff Education. Dr. Smith feels that the most rewarding part of working in veterinary care is sharing a pet’s life from birth, all the way through their senior years. “When I am there from the first puppy or kitten visit all the way through when it’s time to say goodbye, and I have had the privilege to help that pet live a happier and healthier life, I feel a sense of fulfillment and pride that I have been able to share such an amazing time with the pet and their owners.” Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs, Scrubbles and Bella along with her 2 cats Bristol and Phoenix. She also loves traveling, hiking, photography, and scuba diving.


Dr. Emily Iacobucci- Associate DVM

Dr. Emily Iacobucci, originally from North Attleboro, Massachusetts) received a B.A. in Biology, Ecology and Conservation Specialization, from Boston University. She then worked as a National Park Ranger at Denali National Park and Preserve for 6 years. She then went back and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also holds a Certificate in Global Animal Health from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her academic interests are in pain management, rehabilitation, wildlife health and public health awareness. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, exploring new places and cultures, photography, cooking and knitting.