MB ChB Manch 1901, DPH 1921; LDS RCS Eng 1903.
Smithard received his medical and dental training at Owens College, St Mary's Hospital, and the Dental Hospital. He was consulting dental surgeon to the Army Recruitment Officer. He was later consulting physician at Chorlton-on-Medlock Dispensary. Smithard was a member of MMS and a fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health.