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.
Sanjit has grown up working alongside Dr. Basak-smith in various roles since our hospital opened up. He has taken his lifetime of experience working at Monroe Town and Country and paired that with cutting edge treatment modalities such Microbiome Restorative Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, and PRP . Sanjit has partnered with some of the world leaders in these fields such as Animalbiome and Ardent Animal Health to bring the highest level of care to your pets at all life stages.
Here at Monroe Town and Country we also believe that a healthy diet is the first step to increasing your pets overall wellness. Sanjit is here to help you with any concerns you may have with your pet’s diet. No matter what the problem is Cancer, Renal Disease, Diabetes, and nutrition questions about your healthy growing pet. We offer free dietary consultations throughout your pet's lifespan to ensure that you are feeding the best food for your pet. Alongside a healthy diet many of our pets dealing with various health concerns can benefit by implementing herbal remedies with their treatment regime. We want to use diet and supplementation to minimize the amount of medication we need to use over your pets life.
Sanjit has also worked to utilize our virtual care platform to give you support wherever you may be. This can allow you to maximize your relationship with us and ensure you can tackle all of your pets concerns from the comfort of your own home, or in between your busy schedule.
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.