Meet the Team
Amy Platko-WilliamsDVMRead More
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.
Alicia EsserDVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice), RDCSRead More
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.
Liz DanielsCVTPractice 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, dogs, cats, and chickens. In her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling.
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.
Julie SVeterinary 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!
Jenn HVeterinary Assistant
Jenn graduated from Penn State in 2021 with her bachelor’s degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Science with a double minor in Biology and Equine Science. She is currently getting her master's degree in Animal Science at North Carolina State University in hopes of one day going to Veterinary school.
In her free time, she enjoys playing with her Goldendoodle named Lily, doing anything outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with her friends.
Holly OVeterinary Technician
Holly is attending Penn State for Biology with a future goal to become a Forensic Pathologist. She is scheduled to graduate in December of 2022.
In her free time she enjoys loving on her 2 Guinea Pigs, playing frisbee, astrology, and anything outdoors.
Judy PCustomer 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.
Kaila SCertified Veterinary Technician
Kaila graduated Johnson College as a certified vet tech in 2018. She lives in honesdale with her husband and son. They have a dog, 2 cats, and a rabbit. In her free times she enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, and knitting.
Karen MCustomer Service Representative
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.
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, a cat, a dog, and a chinchilla.