In response to recent COVID-19 concerns, we are writing to assure our clients that we are taking recommended precautions to help ensure the safety of our clients and staff. If you do not feel well, please have a healthy family member bring your pet or reschedule your appointment.
We will continue 24/7 emergency services. Call 618-993-2273. For more information see our website tab: COVID-19.
Dr. J. Craig Smith is the Practice Owner and Senior Veterinarian at Pet Wellness Center, PC. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Dr. Smith has special interests in surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry. He has two pets of his own; a yellow labrador retriever named Sadie and a quarterhorse horse named Jesse. Blessed with a large family, he and his wife, Cera Smith, have five daughters: Ashley, Cera Ann, Jessica, Katherine, and Lauren. When he's not practicing medicine at the clinic, you can find him showing horses and raising his cattle. His compassionate nature and dedication to helping people and pets has helped shape Pet Wellness Center into an industry leader in veterinary excellence.
Dr. Kristine Kozak is originally from Homer Glen, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in May of 2018. She enjoys working with all animals: dogs, cats, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, and pigs. Especially when she gets to visit them on farm calls. When not working, Dr. Kozak relaxes by gardening and going to the movies with her husband, Peter. She also likes to take long walks with her rough-coated collies named Dex and Sunshine.