COVID-19 considerations:

All staff and clients are required to wear masks. Clients are waiting in their car until the exam room is ready and then only 1 client is allowed in.

About Us

Get to know our Pets I Love Family

The Pets I Love Veterinary Hospital was founded by Dr. Debra Szpicek and Dr. Anthony Smatt in 2014. They have been an integral part in serving the community and their animals ever since. They maintain a welcoming, warm and safe place for owners to bring their pets and receive personal attention with a high standard of veterinary care.

Dr. Anthony Smatt

Dr. Anthony Smatt

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Smatt received his degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. He was born and raised on the island of Jamaica, where he worked with a local veterinarian, who was a large influence on his decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. He has worked with both small animal and exotics, with a special interest in emergency medicine and surgery. He and his wife, Dr. Szpicek opened the doors to The Pets I Love Veterinary Hospital in 2014. Together they are raising their three children in Monroe, NY.
Dr. Debra Szpicek

Dr. Debra Szpicek

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Debra Szpicek is a Veterinarian and Co owner of The Pets I Love Veterinary Hospital, opened in 2014, along with her husband Dr. Anthony Smatt. She graduated in 2002 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at the University of Missouri. She received her undergraduate degree as a licensed Veterinary Technologist from Mercy College in 1998. Dr. Szpicek became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2012 after having her own health issues in which acupuncture played an integral part in her recovery. She has a special interest in internal medicine.
Amanda

Amanda

Office Manager

Amanda has been an integral part of The Pets I Love since 2017. Overseeing all the administrative functions in the hospital as Office Manager. You can find her keeping smooth running of the office and upfront snuggling up with every snottie-rottie she can get her hands on. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family. She has 2 dogs named Shelby & Reese and 2 cats He-Man & Lucifer.

Rachel

Rachel

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Originally from Queens, Rachel attended La Guardia Community College and became a licensed technician in 2006. She moved upstate eleven years ago and commuted while working at a NYC animal hospital catering to the fancy pets of Chelsea for over 9 years. She decided to bring her skills closer to home after the birth of her son. Rachel worked in the area at a few different hospitals before finding her place at The Pets I Love in the spring of 2018. Due to the shortened commute she now has more time for camping, fishing and bike riding. She lives in the Warwick area with her family, several chickens, 2 fish and 1 cat.
Ella

Ella

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ella has been in the veterinary field since 2003. She graduated from SUNY Canton in 2010 earning a degree as a licensed Veterinary Technician. She joined The Pets I Love in 2015 and brings with her many years of experience in emergency and critical care medicine. Ella has always had a love for animals and knew at a young age she wanted to work with them. She is also very talented and is the queen of DIY projects! Her most recent creative projects are decoupaging furniture and coasters with comics! She has a Chinese Crested dog named Wesley and two cats, Ash and Cole.
Kim

Kim

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kim joined The Pets I Love team in April 2019. She graduated from Bergen College in 2020 with a degree in Veterinary Technology, then went on to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has had a passion for veterinary medicine since she was young, always bringing home new animals and finding them perfect homes. Her black lab puppy, Harley comes to work with her everyday! When she isn’t caring for her zoo at home, she enjoys relaxing on the lake and fishing.
Jordan

Jordan

Veterinary Assistant

Jordan started working at The Pets I Love in September 2019. Originally a fashion student, her love for animals pulled her into the veterinary field. She is eager to learn and plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Jordan started off as one of our receptionists and has recently blossomed into one of our veterinary assistants! She has a difficult time not taking every cat home with her. In her free time, Jordan enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and animals. She has a dog named Scotty and 4 cats (Twiggy, Cashew, Pistachio, and Pea).
Ashlin

Ashlin

Technician Assistant

Ashlin has worked for The Pets I Love since she was 15 years old starting out as a volunteer kennel assistant. She is currently attending Mount Saint Mary College in pursuit of her dream as a future Veterinarian! She enjoys a fast pace work environment where she can learn new and exciting techniques. Ashlin has a dog named Maggie whom she loves very dearly. She is always the first to greet the adorable puppies and kittens coming through the door!
Amber

Amber

Kennel Assistant

Amber just joined our team! She has been working in the veterinary field for almost two years. She graduated from Orange Ulster Boces as a veterinary assistant in 2020 and will be pursuing a career as a veterinarian. She has two dogs named Zuko and Katara and likes to spend her time playing guitar and drawing.

Jessica

Jessica

Client Service Representative

Jessica has been in the field for 15 years spending 8 of them in emergency medicine. After Covid she decided to return to small practice where she enjoys the intimate relationship with both clients and pets. In her spare time you will find her with her husband and two dogs Emma, Shelby and Chester. Jessica enjoys Halloween, reading, exploring and music.

We’re one big family at The Pets I Love Veterinary Hospital.

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