Since joining the Aldrich team Jenny has worked closely with veterinarians to help them achieve their personal financial and business goals. But she isn’t just a practitioner, she is an animal lover.
Jenny’s love for cats started with her very first pet, Snowy, a Maine Coon cat that was a member of her family from first grade until Jenny graduated from college. But, Jenny’s husband, Scott, is terribly allergic. Since she couldn’t have a pet cat with her new husband, Jenny volunteered at the Escondido Humane Society during kittenseason. Jenny has spent numerous hours with the kittens in the center, giving them daily baths and blow drying their fur, cleaning their kennels, and giving them cuddles while they waited for adoptions into new homes.
Jenny is also passionate about music. She graduated from Indiana University with a joint degree in business and clarinet performance and continues to perform as Principal Clarinet in the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra. Once again combining her passions with her professional experience, Jenny serves as Treasurer of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Association Board.
Jenny has been a practicing CPA for nearly 15 years, previously working with the Big Four firms. She also spent five years as a CFO for a private business, giving her a unique perspective on the challenges faced by business owners. Because of her past experience as a business owner, Jenny particularly enjoys helping veterinarians make sense of next steps for their growing and transitioning companies.
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Partner, Healthcare Business Advisor
Jenny Smerud, CPA
Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP
Jenny Smerud specializes in tax planning, consulting, and compliance services for businesses and business owners, primarily in the healthcare sector. Jenny has been practicing as a CPA since 2001 both in public accounting and in private industry. Prior to practicing in tax, Jenny worked in Assurance Services in the Healthcare Division of Ernst & Young…
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