Blaicher Veterinary Health Care - Bedminster, NJ - Our Staff

Blaicher Veterinary Health Care

330 Main St.
Bedminster, NJ 07921


Our Staff

Susan Blaicher, Practice Administrator:

Kurt and Susan met in 1984 in a revolving door, and started going around together....but, seriously... Susan began working at an animal hospital at 16, as a kennel attendant, and has since worked as a receptionist, groomer, veterinary technician, and office manager. In 1984, Dr. Blaicher performed a pericardectomy on Susan's dog "Spanky," (he lived 2 more years!), and, in return, she acquiesced to marrying him!

Kurt  and Susan opened what she refers to as "The Mom and Pop Animal Hospital"- the Animal Medical Group of Plainfield, in 1987. Susan worked there with Kurt until 1991, when she became a stay at home mom to their daughter, Dana, and their bevy of dogs, cats, and birds. Outside of work and home, Susan enjoys spending time with the other man in her life, her horse "Caktus Joe."

Susan is looking forward to working with her favorite veterinarian again, and will be serving as Practice Administrator at BVHC.

Lori Smyczynski, Manager/Veterinary Technician:


Debby Hoyle, Receptionist:

Debby has worked with Dr. Blaicher as a receptionist for 20 years, but has known him for over 50 years (she's his "younger" sister). Debby loves cajoling the pets into doing things they're taught not to do at home, like put their feet up on the front desk to beg for treats. She also loves meeting the owners the pets bring in with them. Debby is a bit of a computer-wiz, and is very helpful when hard- or software runs amuck in the hospital.

Debby has been married for 32 years, and she and her husband, Jack, have twin daughters that are grown, and on their own.

In her off-time, Debby enjoys the outdoors, especially the shore, and enjoys reading or walking on the beach, swimming in the ocean, and just admiring the surf.

Jodi Kopecky, Receptionist:

Jodi joined us in 2017. Even though growing up she always wanted to be a teacher, having a dad who was a veterinarian kind of led her to this field. She grew up working in her fathers practice (Jodi is Dr. Latchers daughter!) and started tech-ing for him in her late teens.  One of Jodis least favorite things working within the veterinary field is abscesses! Per Jodi "They are gross!"

In her spare time, Jodi enjoys cooking, going to the gun range and spending time with her family. She also LOVES  going to Maine, it is her favorite place. If she could go every week so would. Jodi and her husband share their home with their 2 children Erin and Justin. Along with their fur-babies Claymore, Ellie, Kimber and Sabrina. 

Dana Craig, Veterinary Technician:

Dana joined our practice in 2017 has been a veterinary technician for 15+ years. When Dana was younger, she always wanted to work with animals. If the veterinary field did not work out for her, she was determined to become a police officer and work with-in the K-9 unit. She loves being a technician because she likes to know that she is in a position to be able to help someones pet who is very sick or and injured. 

When Dana is not taking care of your fur-babies she is spending time with her family, baking, attending tricky trays and traveling to other countries. 

Kaitlyn Camarena, Veterinary Technician:

Kaitlyn joined our practice in 2018 after moving here from warm and sunny Arizona. The one thing Kait loves about working in the veterinary field is not just the puppies and kittens, but it is also being part of the nurturing and bringing the sick back to good health. Bringing the light back into her eyes (and seeing the relief and joy from their owners). If she had to pick one breed that was her favorite it would be PitBulls followed by Boxers. Because who could pick just one? 

When Kaitlyn is not here at the hospital, she is either spending time with her husband Sam, at the gym, home baking or learning about dog training. Recently Kaitlyn has been accepted into an internship with Catch Dog Training. 

"I want owners to know, that we pour our hearts out into each and every case, We love your babies!" Kaitlyn Devito

David Gesner, Assistant:

David has also worked with Dr. Blaicher for 20 years, as a kennel attendant and assistant. He and "Dr. B" used to engage in competitive dog-lifting  (to see who could lift the very heaviest of dogs in the hospital), but the advancing age of both competitors has forced an end to that. David is a wonderful guy, and has a "way" with dogs that owners frequently marvel at. David also possess a super-power that we take advantage of frequently: if anything is missing, misplaced, or otherwise AWOL in the hospital, David will find it!

David lives in Stewartsville, with his Miniature Pinscher, "Lassie."