Tara McCoy, DVMVeterinarianDr. Tara McCoy has been in the veterinary industry for over 20 years. She has 6 dogs, 2 cats, and a rabbit.
Dr. Stacy DerenVeterinarian
Dr. Julie MichalskiVeterinarian
Dr. Maggie WuVeterinarianDr. Maggie Wu attended Kansas State University. She enjoys being able to make her patients feel better, loves working with our amazing team. She shares her home with a 7-year-old Border Collie mix named Max. A few interesting facts about Dr. Wu is that she loves traveling, hiking, hanging out with her husband Tim and their son Theo, has a special interest in radiology and surgery, favorite food is Vietnamese Phό, and her favorite color is green.
SarahHospital AdministratorSarah has been with our practice since 2013. She grew up in Indiana and still lives there with her husband, who works as a K-9 Police Officer, her daughter Kenley, and her English Bulldog Nyela.
KristyAsst. Practice AdministratorKristy is from Louisville and has been with SMAC since 2014. She has an Old English Sheepdog named Sophie and 2 DSH named Cleo & Stitch. Her favorite part about working at St. Matthew's Animal clinic is the staff she gets to work with and seeing all of the animals that come in. It is the most rewarding thing for her to see other's grow in their positions. She enjoys spending tie with family, she has 2 kids, Garrett & Olivia. She is also a huge UK fan, GO CATS!
BryanPatient Care Team ManagerBryan is originally from Versailles, KY. He has been working in the animal care field for over 8 years and loves being able to see the animal’s reactions as they see him! He has an Associate’s degree in Marketing and Sales Management and his favorite color is purple. He shares his home with 3 cats: Emma, Sage, and Pru; he also has over 70 plants in his apartment and enjoys watching his favorite Youtubers, catching up on the newest Netflix shows, and spending his free time with his friends.
JessicaClient Care TeamJess attended the University of Louisville where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychological Brain Sciences with a concentration in social science, with minors in communications and criminal justice administration. She graduated Art Instruction School of Minneapolis with an Associate’s of Art degree. Jessica’s spare time goes to artwork and spending time with family and her pets; she has 3 cats, Bella, Snickers and Arya, and 2 birds- a Congo African Grey Parrot named Gandalf the Grey and a Black-Capped Conure named Zelda. Fun fact, throughout her budding art career she has gotten to meet many cool people including some comic book artists, cast members from popular shows and movies, musicians, and more, but most importantly her art hero and inspiration, Stan Lee, creator of Marvel comics and creator of her favorite comic character of all time, Spiderman; she was also one of the winners of the Star Wars Last Jedi Art Contest. She proudly embraces her inner nerd, blue and pink are her favorite colors, she loves to read and most of all enjoys seeing all of the animals and clients that she has grown close to over the years.
CourtneyClient Care TeamCourtney was born and raised here in Louisville, KY. Courtney has an Associate’s Degree in Psychology. She has 4 dogs, Izzy (Huskador), Arya (Labrador mix), Remy (Rottweiler) and Lia (Rottweiler mix). Courtney and her husband have the same birthdays exactly 1 year and 1 week apart from one another; she enjoys playing volleyball, reading true crime and her favorite colors are teal, purple, and pink.
RachelClient Care TeamRachel was born and raised here in Louisville, KY, and loves working with animals and building relationships with clients. Rachel shares her home with her Beagle mix named Charlie; a few interesting facts about Rachel is that she hopes to become a Vet Tech one day and her favorite colors are black and pastels.
AlexClient Care TeamAlex is from Oldham County. She loves being able to comfort owners who are stressed out about their pets and loves being able to cuddle the animals that come in. She shares her home with a Havanese named Newt and enjoys reading, watching TV, doing things outside with friends, and anything that involves being on or near the water. A few interesting facts about Alex is that she names all of her pets after characters from Lonesome Dove (she had a dog named Gus and Deets), loves being barefooted unless she absolutely has to wear shoes and her favorite color is Seafoam Green.
AmandaRegistered Veterinary TechnicianAmanda is a Registered Veterinary Technician. Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University in Animal Health and Technology. She has over 10 years of experience in emergency medicine. Amanda is married, has two girls named Logan and Avery, and shares her home with a dog named Veli, cats, chickens, and goats. She now spends some of her free time working on her new homesteading lifestyle since buying some land in Indiana.
RebekahRegistered Veterinary TechnicianRebekah was born in Bitburg, Germany, but moved to Southern Illinois when she was two and raised there and then moved here to Louisville in 2015. She attended Murray State University for the Animal Health & Technology program and graduated in 2013 with her Bachelors of Agriculture in Science. She is passionate about being able to help outpatients with the new medical advances. In her free time, she enjoys checking out the local music scene, trying new dive restaurants, camping, hiking, and pretty much anything the outdoors has to offer and her favorite color is purple.
RaynellVeterinary TechnicianRaynell is from New Orleans, Louisiana where she has gathered 10 yrs of experience with general practice, emergency critical care, and internal medicine veterinary services. As a hurricane Katrina survivor, she developed a want to help all animals and further her medical knowledge as a Veterinary Technician. As a mom, a wife, and a dedicated hard worker. She arrived in KY in July 2016 to marry her childhood love. They have 3 kids, enjoy playing Billiards and cooking/eating her fine New Orleans cuisine!
DevereauxMedical Care TeamDevereaux (Dev) is from Bardstown, KY. She shares her home with 2 cats named Gilbert and Audrey. She enjoys camping, beekeeping, traveling: as her significant other is a musician, taxidermy and her favorite colors are purple and green. Some interesting facts about Dev are that she has her International Wildlife Rehab Council License for Mammalian Animals, she volunteers at Second Chances Animal Clinic where they take care of foxes, opossums, skunks, beavers, raccoons, etc. and Opossums are her favorite animal!
KaitlinRegistered Veterinary TechnicianKaitlin grew up on a cattle farm in Bardstown, Kentucky. She graduated with a Bachelors’s Degree from Murray State University’s Veterinary Technology Program in 2018. She has four dogs; Quinn, Mack, Pappy, and Cooper, and one cat, George. She enjoys spending her free time on her family farm or reading a good book. Client education and helping clients provide the best care for their pets are the most rewarding parts of being a technician.
ShelbyVeterinary TechnicianShelby was born and raised here in Louisville. She enjoys spending time with her lovely dog who is a Shepherd-mix named Rey; she also likes to study anything vet-related in her free time, watch movies, cooking, and baking, and most of all shopping. A few interesting facts about Shelby is that she really loves animals and hopes to one day to become a doctor, also hopes to one day become a foster mom for any rescued dogs and cats, loves to drink coffee and her favorite colors are pink and tie-dye.
KristinVeterinary Technician AssistantKristin is from Fairdale, KY. The most rewarding aspect of her job is meeting all of the different animals and clients on a day-to-day basis. She has an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting, shares her home with Lincoln (a Pitbull) and Molly “Hot Tamale” (a Feral Cat). A few interesting facts about Kristin is that she loves doing anything related to Halloween, mainly because her birthday is on Halloween, she also has over 50 tattoos, and her favorite colors are black and orange.
AndreaVeterinary Technician AssistantAndrea is from Shepherdsville, KY. She has her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Morehead State University and is currently attending the University of Kentucky where she is double majoring in Animal Science & Agriculture and Medical Biotechnology (ABT). She loves being able to provide the necessary care to the patients that come in and knowing that she has made a difference in their lives no matter how big or small. She shares her home with 1 Golden Retriever named Hachi and a cat named Monty. She also enjoys listening to music, kayaking, watching YouTube, and going camping; a few interesting facts about Andrea is that she puts honey in her spaghetti, her favorite food is pizza, first traveled solo when she was only 10 years old and her favorite color is yellow.
MakyraVeterinary TechnicianMakyra is from Louisville and has been with SMAC since May 2020 as a vet tech. Her favorite part about working at St Matthew's Animal clinic is working alongside a staff where everyone lifts each other up and also helping families understand the best way to take care of their pets. She has a big interest in baking!
CassPatient Care Team
MckenziePatient Care TeamMckenzie is from Somerset, KY, and is a part of our Patient Care Team. She has a Yorkie mix named Buffy, a Staffordshire terrier mix named Max, and Sansa who is a DSH. Her favorite part about working for SMAC is helping our boarders feel more comfortable. She enjoys spending time with her partner Reece, her 3 fur babies, cooking, and playing video games with friends.
MeganPatient Care TeamMegan has been with us since April of 2011 and is originally from Elizabethtown, KY. She has an Associate’s in Applied Science for Medical Information Technology and an Associate’s in Arts that she obtained from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She loves being able to get to know all the animals that come in and discovering all of the different types of dog breeds. She is very passionate about music, traveling, photography, fashion, movies; she also loves Halloween and her favorite colors are blue, purple, and black. Megan shares her home with a goofy Afghan hound named Zen Zander Zinfandel. A few interesting facts about Megan is that she loves to sing and act, she grew up on a farm and her family name is historic in the city of Elizabethtown.