Friday, March 18, 2011

Meet Dr. Sally Smith - Frances E. Couch Award Recipient 2011

Dr. Sally Smith is this year’s Frances E. Couch Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. She is the owner of Sleeping Giant Veterinary Clinic. Along with working at the clinic, she also teaches anatomy at ­Talladega College and participates in Career Day at ­Talladega High School.

Dr. Smith is a contributor in the innovative Alabama School for the Deaf Health Sciences Program which opens career opportunities to students that were previously out of reach for many deaf students. One of the students from the program shadowed Dr. Smith and received on-the-job training. The student stated, “She inspired me to pursue a career as a veterinarian assistant.”

As a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, Dr. Smith has been a member of the former Cottaquilla Council board of directors and of the property committee and served on the board of Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. Her daughter is also involved in Girl Scouting and has received the Gold Award, and her sons became Eagle Scouts. Dr. Smith is currently on the Eagle Board of Review for Boy Scout Troop 4032 and is the proud recipient of two Eagle Mother pins and a Gold Mother pin.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University.

Dr. Smith continues to be involved with projects at Camp Cottaquilla and says, “All of my work on various boards and committees has been to try to ensure that the camp activities I enjoyed so much as a Girl Scout are available for others.”

Dr. Smith will be honored at the East Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon on March 24. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit