Harold M.S. Smith, VMD, Milford, N.J., a well-known veterinarian, died on July 5 after a prolonged illness. He was 88.
Dr. Smith, born in Philadelphia, Pa., earned his undergraduate degree from Franklin And Marshall College (Pa.) and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1943.
Highly regarded as an equine practitioner, Dr. Smith’s practice covered the densely populated equine counties of Morris
and Somerset and beyond. He was joined in his practice by his daughter, Suzanne, in 1982, when they moved their office to Hunterdon County, where it continues as the Spring Mills Veterinary Hospital, still devoted to the care of horses and small animals.
Dr. Smith was a long-standing member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and many others.
He was the veterinarian of the New Jersey SPCA from 1948 until 1970 and served as its president from 1952-63. An author of 23 scientific publications, Dr. Smith also received many awards for his work in
He was the chief veterinarian for the Fair Hill Races (Md.) for more than 55 years, a tradition continued by his daughter, Suzanne.
Dr. Smith is survived by his wife, Constance Eisler Smith; a daughter Suzanne Julia Smith, VMD, of Milford, N.J.; sons, Andrew E. Smith, Bellows Falls, Vt., and Stephen E. Smith, Santa Fe, N.M.; a brother, Irwin A. Smith, MD, Northbrook, Ill.; and one grandson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 3800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 or to the Milford-Holland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 251, Milford, NJ 08848.