Tamara, Practice Manager
Tamara is our Practice Manager. She has been with us since 2002. She studied business management at the University of Louisville. Tamara started working when she was 13 for a grooming and boarding facility. She has over 15 years of experience working with pets. Her mom raised Akitas & Norfolk terriers as she was growing up. Tamara believes that being there for people and pets when they need you the most is priceless. The large amount of multi-tasking and management of staff has definitely helped her with the daily routine of raising her children. She has three kids- Gavin, Ethan, and Gracie. They share their home with a Pug/Boston Terrier mix named Chance and a French Bulldog named Maude. They are high energy pups but make great snugglers! On a daily basis Tamara feels as though she actually has 5 kids, but she wouldn’t want it any other way.
Sarah, Office Manager
Sarah is our Office/Inventory Manager. She has been with our practice since 2013. She is a graduate of U of L and brings with her prior Veterinary experience. 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.
Jade, RVT, Social Media Manager
Jade has been with SMAC since June 2015. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Indianapolis in 2013 with an Associates in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology. She has always had a love for animals and decided to pursue a career in the industry after her dog Tubbs had a spinal injury and was able to rehabilitate him to walking again. She now has a special interest in animal rehabilitation. She is originally from Kentucky and lives in Shelbyville with her husband, her son Jaxon, and two dogs, pug/lab mix Tubbs and German Shepherd Sig. She has a new found love of the digital aspect of the clinic, and manages the social media sites.
Erica Doyle, Medical Care Team Manager
Erica Doyle was born and raised in Southern Indiana where she currently resides. She attained a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Sciences and Biology from Purdue University in 2014. She plans to attend medical school and follow her dream of pursuing a career in pathology. In her spare time, she enjoys competing at eventing shows and trail riding on her horse Giovonni. She also enjoys spending time with her family, two dogs Tucker and Penny, and several barn kitties and also enjoys partaking in various outdoor activities.
Client Care Team
Jessica has been with us since 2014. She is attending the University of Louisville earning a Bachelors Degree in Psychological Brain Sciences with a concentration in social science, with minors in communications and justice administration. She graduated art school with an associates degree. Jessica’s spare time goes to artwork and spending time with family and her pets. She has two cats, Bella and Snickers, and 3 birds- a Congo African Grey named Gandalf the Grey, a Green Cheek Conure named Princess Leia and another named Master Yoda.. 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 proudly embraces her inner nerd.
Allyson grew up in California and Colorado, and moved to Louisville in 2014. She has been with St. Matthews Animal Clinic for over 3 years and is most famous for being human mom to Maggie, the Cocker Spaniel who is always at the front desk greeting everyone.
Miranda moved Louisville from Springfield, Illinois. She has two dogs, Faith and Charles, and one cat named Riley. Her goal is to go to school to become a veterinary technician. She is obsessed with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. She is also obsessed with dirt track racing, her great grandpa used to race at Indy with drivers like AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti.
Kristy is a professional groomer and has been with us since 2014. Kristy has been grooming for over 7 years and is extremely versatile with her skills as well as being certified by the AKC for all-breed dog grooming. Kristy was born and raised here in Louisville and shares her home with her husband, Anthony, and their son, Garett. Her family also includes Pinkie- a pit bull she adopted from our clinic 10 years ago, Bowie- a bull terrier mix, and four pet chickens- Loretta, Leann, Reba, and Lil’ Anthony. Most of her spare time is spent with her son’s cub scout pack where she is the Committee Chair and Treasurer for a group of 30 boys. Her career in dog grooming has been a true passion. Coming from a family with show dogs and attending competitions is how she became inspired. It is also where she learned the correct way each breed should look. Kristy does everything she can to make a dog look great and feel good too. She strongly believes that regular grooming is an important part of keeping your dog happy and healthy.
Lawrence is our seasoned groomer. He has worked here longer than anyone else currently on our staff! He’s been with the clinic for over 25 years and has quite the loyal grooming client base. Lawrence is dedicated to protecting the environment and volunteers often to help the less fortunate. He loves the outdoors and doing things like fishing, camping, and hiking. Lawrence is an avid sports’ fan and can be found around town at many concerts.
Medical Care Team
Amanda is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has been with us since 2011. Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University in Animal Health and Technology. She has over 8 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 life style since buying some land in 2016.
Kirrily is a Veterinary Technician and has been with us since 2009. She has over 15 years of experience working with animals and has a special interest in horses. She and her husband enjoy trail riding and also love to camp in their free time. Kirrily and her husband share their home with five horses, a donkey, 2 dogs Tak and Boris, and a few barn cats.
Rebekah was born in Bitburg, Germany, but moved to Southern Illinois when she was two and raised there. She attended Murray State University for the Animal Health Technology program and graduated in 2013 with her Bachelors of Agriculture in Science. She became a Registered Veterinary Technologist after graduating college. She has lived in Louisville and worked at SMAC since June 2015. She enjoys everything Louisville has to offer since moving to the area a couple years ago. 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.
Raynell is apart of our Medical Care team, came 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 July 2016 to marry her childhood love. They have 3 kids, enjoy playing Billiards and cooking/eating her fine New Orleans cuisine!
Madison is from Dayton Ohio and moved to the Louisville area after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from Miami University. During her time at Miami she enjoyed competing on the equestrian team and fostering service dogs for 4 Paws for Ability. She is currently pursuing admission to vet school to further her education. Madison brought with her to Louisville her cat Alice and horse Irish.
Bethany is from Hopkinsville Kentucky. She recently moved to Louisville after graduating from Murray State University with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture. In her free time, she loves crafting and playing video games at home but also enjoys finding new delicious places to eat at in Louisville. She has 1 bearded dragon named Daenerys or Dany for short.
Kaitlin grew up on a cattle farm in Bardstown, Kentucky. She graduated with a Bachelors 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.
Sylvia Ramsey was born and raised here in Louisville, KY. She is currently attending Bellarmine University and pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Biology with double minors in Biochemistry and Photography. She plans on attending Veterinary School once she completes her degree at Bellarmine. She is a certified equine massage therapist practicing multiple modalities. She is a momma to her two horses, Hudson and Lily, two dogs, Hazel Nutt and Luna Sol, and her two barn cats, Brady and Butchers. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her loved ones.
Patient Care Team
Crystal has been with us since 2004. She really enjoys grooming our clients’ pets! She has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field and is known here as our resident dog and cat whisperer. Crystal has always had pets- from dogs and cats to rabbits and guinea pigs. Crystal has two beautiful young daughters, and they share their home with four cats.
Megan has been with us since 2011. She grew up on a farm, and has always been passionate about caring for animals. Megan 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 is very passionate about music, traveling, photography, fashion, movies and plans on expanding her horizons in the field of art. Megan has a goofy Afghan Hound named Zen. She also plans on adopting a tortoise and an Italian Greyhound.
Bryan is from Lexington, KY and just moved to Louisville. He has been working with animals for over 7 years and can’t imagine doing anything else! Bryan shares his home with a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix named Paige and a Siamese mix named Emma.
Samantha joined our team June 2017. She was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She is currently enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University pursuing a Biomedical Sciences degree with a Pre-Veterinary concentration. She hopes to attend vet school once she graduates from EKU. In her spare time, she values spending time with family and her 9 year old Doberman, Taz.
Lauren Staten was born in North Carolina, but primarily grew up in Louisville. She joined the Patient Care Team at SMAC in October of last year after spending two years travelling in an RV with her wife and animals. She has always had a passion for animals since she can remember, and she and her wife just recently purchased a farm in Indiana for their 5 rescue dogs and 2 parrots. She is especially passionate about her 2 Great Danes and plans to start a Big Breed Boarding facility on their 14 acre farm. Lauren left her 12 year career in Law Enforcement in 2017 to travel and pursue her true love, which is helping animals. She recently started training with the Medical Care Team in order to expand her knowledge and skill sets, enabling her to better care for her own animals and any animals she come in contact with.
Rhiannon loves working as a patient care team member, and she especially enjoys playtimes with the pets. She hopes to one day own a huge backyard for future pets to play in. For the time being, Rhiannon is working hard at Atherton High School as a partial International Baccalaureate student with a 4.1 GPA. She enjoys being part of her school’s varsity soccer team and completing service hours outside of school to better her community.