Dr. Smith grew up in Saint John. She completed a BSc degree at Dalhousie University in 1983 and a BEd. Degree at UNB in 1984. She also studied in Montreal at McGill University prior to admittance to veterinary school. Jocelyn graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI in 1990. Her first job was at a small animal hospital in Ontario. Jocelyn worked at several different clinic in Mississauga, Oakville, and Milton prior to returning to Saint John. Dr. Smith is a member of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.