Our Friendly Staff...
Our friendly, competent staff is happy to serve you! One of the qualities we foster with our staff is being compassionate to our furry friends and their parents. Their job requires numerous skills from pet handling, husbandry, medical treatments, surgical assistance, and interpersonal communication. Our staff enjoys all aspects of this experience, and they feel a sense of accomplishment each day helping our friends.
Molly & David
Molly and David Basak-Smith met during their junior years
of high school. After graduating, they went their separate ways
- Molly to pursue an undergraduate degree in International
Marketing, and David to join the United States Air Force.
His time serving as a member of the AF Special Operations
Pararescue team. They reunited several years later while both
attending Cornell University in Ithaca, NY - Molly for her degree in
Human Nutrition and David to attend Veterinary School.
The growing family of 3 boys eventually settled in Easton,
Connecticut and purchased Monroe Town and Country Veterinary
Hospital in 1997, where David takes care of the animals and
Molly takes care of the business. The 3 young boys under the age
of 7 all spent much time growing up in the veterinary practice,
after school, weekends and summers. Chipping in at the hospital
was the norm.
A Family Business
Working hard, however, is only part of the Basak-Smith formula for contentment. Travel, adventure, and the excitement of the outdoors truly motivate this family. The family still continues to love exploring the outdoors: scuba diving, fishing, snow skiing, and water skiing together.
Vanessa started working at MTC in 2011 after graduating from Joel Barlow High School. She is currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program.
In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys hiking with her dog, spending time with her family, gardening, and attending concerts. Vanessa's fur family includes Bruce (American Bulldog mix, cat's Henry, Hank, and Sophie. As well as Queenie, the rabbit.
Amanda started working at MTC in 2015 after graduating from The Animal Behavior College with a Veterinary Assistant Certification. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys hiking with her dog, spending time with Family and friends, and watching movies.
Amanda's fur family includes Sophie (Lab Mix) and cat's Minnie and Buttons.
Sean attended Easton Schools and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in comparative religious studies from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where he was recruited to play soccer. Sean’s passion of animals and nature kept calling him back to his roots at Monroe Town and Country Veterinary Hospital. Since his graduation from college he continues to be an integral part of Monroe Town and Country, staying on the cutting edge of Veterinary Medicine. His studies lead him to explore western medicine and the integration of it in Veterinary Medicine. His focus is Animal Nutrition, Alternative Veterinary Medicine, and Stem Cell therapy. In his free time he enjoys hiking with his mini-aussie Quinn, skiing, and keeping up with his passion for live music.
The youngest Basak-Smith, Raja also attended Easton schools and graduated from Colorado State University this with a degree in Animal Sciences. Upon graduation Raja worked with the National Wildlife Research Center on behalf of Colorado State University training canines in olfactory recognition to detect avian influenza. He too returned home and to gain further experience in Veterinary medicine at Monroe Town and Country Veterinary Hospital. He plans on attending Veterinary School this
fall. In his free time, Raja has a love for travelling, he spent a recent summer in the Galapagos working on a local farm clearing non-native invasive plant species to create room for native plants and create new living spaces for tortoises. He
takes every opportunity to attend professional baseball or basketball games. He too likes to escape to the mountains when there is snow.