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Meet Petplan's panel of veterinary experts!
  • Dr. Kim Smyth
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer at Petplan
  • A 2004 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Smyth first began practicing veterinary medicine in a small animal clinic close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to a passion for practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Smyth is a naturally gifted writer and has authored hundreds of veterinary pet health pieces, including essays, breed profiles and blogs.

    After several snowy winters up north, Dr. Smyth and her family moved to the more temperate climate of Charlottesville, Virginia, where she currently pens her pet health content. The daughter of a military father, Dr. Smyth moved around quite a bit in her early days and is happy to be finally settled down a little closer to her “home base” in South Carolina. 

    Dr. Smyth and her husband, Matt, have two children, Wyatt and Cooper, and two crazy cats named Joe and Charlie.

  • Dr. Nina Mantione
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support at Petplan
  • Dr. Nina Mantione graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Mantione subsequently completed a prestigious small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

    After working in Philadelphia for several years, Dr. Mantione is now in private practice in central Pennsylvania. She has been providing her expertise to Petplan pet insurance since 2004. An undergraduate art major, Dr. Mantione now fills her creative needs by writing, painting and gardening while being supervised by four helpful kids, three lively dogs and three arrogant cats. She spends most of her down time (what's that?) riding her horses and hanging out with her (very patient) husband, John.

  • Rebecca Jackson
    Staff Veterinarian at Petplan
  • Dr. Rebecca Jackson is a staff veterinarian for Petplan pet insurance. As the daughter of a veterinarian, Dr. Jackson grew up in a small animal vet practice in northern Indiana, and has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of veterinary medicine – and she loves it unconditionally.

    Dr. Jackson received her Bachelors of Science degree from Purdue University in 2002, and then attended the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating from WSU in 2006, Dr. Jackson moved to Boston to begin her adventures as a small animal veterinarian.

    She has practiced in Tacoma, Washington , and Richmond, Virginia, where she served as a civilian veterinarian at the Fort Lee Veterinary Treatment Facility. Currently, in addition to her work at Petplan, Dr. Jackson works as a relief veterinarian for a handful of hospitals in the Philadelphia area.

    Dr. Jackson and her husband reside in Philadelphia with their daughter, their 9- year-old Golden Retriever and their 8-year-old cat.

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