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Kerri Smith Bio

Kerri Smith
Founder of Live Oak Pet Services

Kerri has had over 40 years of successful marketing experiences in the medical, veterinary and hospitality industries. Being active in the pet community, she recognized the need for pet cremation in 2003. As a practice manager for a six-doctor veterinary clinic in College Station, she recognized a need for a caring, understanding and organized crematory facility. In 2005, her ideas became a reality. She became a licensed cremator operator and persists on keeping up with continuing education in this field.

Kerri was raised in a loving family outside Chicago, the family business, and a resort named the Chateau Louise, where her journey started in quality costumer service. The Chateau (named one of the top 20 restaurants in the country) was the winner of the prestigious Ivy award for restaurants. Her mother and father as well as her experiences at the Chateau Louise were all influencing factors that started her down the track of taking care of customers and understanding what service actually means.

She has been a loving ethical breeder of Rottweilers for over 22 years, involved with different rescue organizations and continues to help all animals in need. Her pets include her two rottweilers (Korik & Medina), cats (Merlot, Possum, Skunk & Jack), two llamas (Pilgrim & Mr. Incredible), mini donkey (Jeremiah) and two horses (Cinnamon & Major Doodle) with possibly a 3rd on the way.... But her two-legged baby (Nicole Celeste) is her Pride & Joy!