Dr. Rendon earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Smith College in 1995, graduating cum laude and with highest honors in Neuroscience. She then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before going on to vet school. She received her Doctorate from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, and has been working as a general practitioner in veterinary medicine ever since. Before starting at the Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic, she worked for four years at St. Marks Veterinary Hospital in the East Village; and prior to that, practiced veterinary medicine in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Quebec. She is a member of the Animal Veterinary Medical
Association, as well as the New York State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Medical Society of New York City.
Dr. Rendon became a veterinarian because, more than anything, she wanted to be around animals every day. With a love for both science and animals, veterinary medicine allows her to
merge these interests. Even more, Dr. Rendon loves interacting with pets and their owners, getting to know their stories and seeing how their relationships develop over time.
Dr. Rendon lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Jon; daughter, Phoebe; and two spoiled dogs, Roger and Otis.
Keston Smith, BVet Med
Dr. Smith is a proud second generation veterinarian who grew up in a small town in the Midwest working side by side with his father in his veterinary hospital. When he wasn't in the hospital, he was either helping to rehabilitate the wildlife and exotic animals that his father brought home from work, or taking care of the farm animals on their small five acre homestead. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City where he earned his biology degree in 2007. During this time, he worked in
a genetics laboratory at the university and as an elephant keeper at the Kansas City Zoo. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he was accepted into the Royal Veterinary College in London England, graduating in 2012.
During his veterinary studies, Dr. Smith had the opportunity to travel to Thailand where he continued to follow his love of elephants by researching Asian Elephant social structure. He also met his future wife in London who was also studying to be a veterinarian. They now live together in Manhattan with their young son, Landon, and their loyal cat, Lincoln. Both work as
small animal veterinarians in New York City. Dr. Smith has always loved and respected animals and from a young age was taught how to care for and treat them. In his view there is no better occupation then veterinary medicine which allows him to be an advocate for the most innocent individuals of our families.