About Us

Advanced Animal Care is a brand new facility serving large and small animals in Douglas, Wyoming; however, M. Dean Smylie, DVM has been practicing veterinary medicine in Douglas since 1990. After 27 years at Smylie Animal Clinic, Dean opened Advanced Animal Care in Douglas in 2017.

At Advanced Animal Care, we provide the highest quality animal care at reasonable prices. We believe when veterinary care becomes cost prohibitive, pets and animals are neglected and suffer needlessly. That’s why we put compassionate veterinary care ahead of profits and, in doing so, insure that all animals receive the treatment they need and deserve.

Our dedicated, caring staff works to make pet care affordable through careful financial management, improving efficiency, and maximizing volume. We take pride in the fact that we are able to provide the highest quality care at a fraction of the price, because we believe the joys and companionship of pet ownership should be available to everyone.

Our vet and staff believe in and abide by the veterinary hippocratic oath.



Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon

Appointments are needed to see the doctor. Walk-ins are welcome Monday – Friday for routine vaccinations and toenail trims with a technician. House calls and visits outside of normal business hours can be scheduled. Please call 307-358-1125 to make an appointment.



We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Payment is due in full at the time services are rendered. For more expensive surgical procedures, we participate in the CareCredit program. CareCredit is a medical credit card that allows you to pay your bill in monthly installments. You can learn more and apply online at carecredit.com.



Dean Smylie was born and raised in Douglas, Wyoming. He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and his DVM from Kansas State University in 1989. After graduating, Dean worked at a mixed animal practice in Gothenburg, Nebraska, before returning to Douglas to join his father and brother in the family practice. After 27 years at Smylie Animal Clinic, Dean has opened Advanced Animal Care to focus on the continued high-quality pet and animal care and orthopedic surgeries.

Through continuing education, Dean has been certified in PennHip Evaluation through the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine; Securos Cruciate Ligament repair through Securos Orthopedic Institute; and total hip replacement through Kyon Pharma, Inc. He has also received training through the North American Veterinary Conference in small animal ultrasound and juvenile pubic symphysiodesis (a procedure that is performed on large breed canines that are 10-16 weeks of age to help prevent the severity of hip dysplasia).

Dean is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, Society for Theriogenology, Wyoming Veterinary Medicine Association, and American Veterinary Medicine Association.

Dean provides a full-range of services, including general preventative care and advanced diagnostic procedures such as radiology, endoscopy, ultrasound, and EKG, for large and small animals. Our brand new, state-of-the-art facility is also home to several surgical suites, where we perform a variety of orthopedic procedures including knee and hip replacements.