• Office Hours
    Monday: 8:00 am - 6pm
    Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6pm
    Wednesday: 8:00 am - 7pm
    Thursday: 8:00 am - 6pm
    Friday: 8:00 am - 5pm
    Saturday : Closed
    Sunday: Closed

Welcome to Friends For Life Veterinary Care

   Your Veterinarian in Honesdale PA

If you live in Honesdale or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr.Amy Platko-Williams, DVM is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

 Friends For Life Veterinary Care is a full-service small animal care facility and welcomes pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care as well as many urgent care cases. Dr. Amy Platko-Williams has over 20 years of experience treating serious medical and surgical conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our well trained staff and veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Honesdale veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below!
We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our pet owners.

                                                                 At Friends For Life Veterinary Care, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Liz D
    Practice Manager

    Liz graduated from Johnson College in 2006 with an Associates degree in Animal Science and obtained her state certification in 2009. 

    She lives in Honesdale with her husband, 2 sons, dog, cats, and chickens. In her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling.

  • Holly O
    Veterinary Technician

    Holly graduated from Penn State for Biology with a future goal to become a Forensic Pathologist. 

    In her free time she enjoys loving on her 2 Guinea Pigs, playing frisbee, astrology, and anything outdoors.

  • Amy Platko-Williams

    Amy Platko-Williams, DVM received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 1996. Prior to that, she received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University in 1992. 

    In 1996, she moved to the Honesdale area and has worked as a veterinarian in Wayne County since then. Dr. Platko lives in the Honesdale area with her husband Clark Williams and their two daughters. She also shares her home and life with her dog, Rachel, 5 cats, and a ferret.

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  • Alicia Esser
    DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice), RDCS

    Dr. Esser graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences at New Mexico State University. She practiced small animal and exotic and wildlife medicine and surgery in Jacksonville, Florida for several years before moving to the Poconos to make her home. 

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  • Toni K.
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Toni graduated from Johnson college in 2008 with an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology, and then went on to receive her state certification in the summer of 2009. Toni was drawn to this profession by her love for helping animals, helping the injured and sick. 

    As an avid reader, she is always continuing her education by learning all of the new advancements and techniques the veterinary field has to offer. 

    Her love of learning sends her to many continuing education seminars including nutrition, weight management, and new/updated medical equipment. 

    Toni loves working with companion animals, along with pocket pets and exotics. Her hobbies are reading, gaming, syfy/cartoons, and she enjoys a wide variety of music/entertainment.

  • Jessica S

    Jessica grew up in New York before attending Unity College in Maine. She moved to Wayne county after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Ecotourism in 2007. She shares our team's enthusiasm for animal care and our commitment to collaborative care.

    An avid reader, gamer, outdoor enthusiast, and pet lover, she shares her home with her husband Matthew,  two cats, a dog, and a chinchilla.

  • Karen M
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Karen retired from her teaching career in 2018 and has been pursuing her passion of helping animals by joining our team from the very start in 2020. Karen’s love of animals led her to serving on the board of directors and volunteering considerably for Dessin Animal Shelter. Karen has been a Wayne County resident for more than 40 years and shares her home with her partner, Steve. She has an amazing son, 3 dogs, 1 cat and 1 grand cat. In her free time she enjoys learning about anything animal related, kayaking, hiking, bike riding,  crafting, and traveling.

  • Judy P
    Customer Service Representative

    Judy comes from Bucks County and has been a resident of Honesdale since December 2019. She lives with her husband Richard of 43 years and her 2 dogs. She has 2 sons, their spouses, and 3 grand dogs. Judy loves being around people and pets!! She also loves to bake and watch movies.

  • Julie S
    Veterinary Technician

    Julie grew up in New Jersey and moved to Pennsylvania 7 years ago. She lives in the Poconos with her husband, 4 dogs, 6 cats, rabbit, 2 horses, 5 children and 4 grandkids. She has been a technician for the last 7 years. During her free time she loves riding her horses and recently started mounted shooting!


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