Val Smith

Val Smith, CWALU teacher

My name is Val, and I am lucky to spend my days working with the CWALU team, communicating with animals, creating art, and connecting people with their highest selves on a profound level. My specialty is providing calming and nurturing support in the area of animal transitions. I currently live with 2 dogs, 6 cats, a 16-year-old daughter, and a husband.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a deep connection with the animal kingdom, and it’s my passion to bridge the gap between humans and their furry, feathered, or scaled companions.

I launched my first career as an artist at age 7. I would constantly get in trouble for doodling in class, but my friends would always ask me to draw their favorite cartoon characters. That was also the same year our family cat, Keetz, had kittens and I know she spoke to me. When I arrived home from school one day, she came to me crying and doing figure eights through my legs. I insisted that she wanted us to be part of the birth of her babies, but my grandmother scolded me and told me to leave her alone. Keetz didn’t stop crying until the whole family went to her birthing box to be there to meet her babies.

I was so lucky to have a very deep connection with my soul dog, Ebony, for seven years. In that, time I communicated with her without even realizing it.  It wasn’t until she was dying that I enlisted the help of other communicators and those beautiful humans inspired me to delve into the work. Ebony is the one who truly launched what would be my soul’s journey and work.

When I finally made the decision to dive into my spiritual journey, it started with the use of tarot cards to gain deeper insight into the areas I needed to see and heal. When a friend asked for a reading, I was completely insecure, but my reading blew her mind and insisted I do this for others. Now I offer readings through my website and the in-person events at Joan’s house.

If you’d like more information about my practice and the services I offer, you can visit