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Quality Veterinary Care Since 1997

We are proud of our home-like environment, where our patients are more than numbers; they are loved family members! It is not uncommon to be greeted by one of our many office pets upon entering the hospital, or for a fire to be roaring in the fireplace on cold winter days.

We want you and your pet to feel as comfortable as possible when you are here, and our animal-loving staff will do their best to accommodate your needs.

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Meet Our Team

Our friendly 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.

Dr. David Basak-Smith

Owner/ Veterinarian

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.


Veterinary Technician

Vanessa started working at MTC in 2011 after graduating from Joel Barlow High School.
In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys hiking with her dog, spending time with her family, gardening, and attending concerts. Her Pets include her dogs Bruce and Chubby. Two pigs named Jorge and Peggy. A cat Named Walter and a Rabbit named Bobby.


Veterinary Assistant

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 her dog Stella, Howie the cat, and Marie a green cheek conure.


The youngest Basak-Smith, Raja also attended Easton schools and graduated from Colorado State University 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 to gain further experience in Veterinary medicine at Monroe Town and Country Veterinary Hospital. Raja has finished veterinary school at Western University in California. In his free time, Raja has a love for traveling, 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.


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 as 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 pet's 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 pet concerns from the comfort of your own home, or in between your busy schedule.


Christine Has been working with Animals for over 30 years. She has 3 dogs Archie, Emily, and Betty Lou. Christine also has 4 cats. In her off time, Chris enjoys her time with her husband and their motorcycle adventures..