Meet Our Team


    Dr. Brittany Caramico grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey and after spending years vacationing in Juno Beach with her family, she decided to make the move permanent after Veterinary School. She received her undergraduate degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey, and received her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Caramico also completed her clinical year at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. 

    During her final few weeks at Ross, Dr. Caramico decided to adopt Rosie, an older feral cat she had been feeding on the island, to provide her with a better life in America. She also adopted Cheddar, a sweet outdoor cat she performed surgery on at her previous job. 

    Outsideof work, Dr. Caramico enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and reading on the beach. She also has an identical twin sister whom she easily convinced to move down to Juno Beach from New Jersey. Her special interests include feline medicine, and dermatology. 


    Dr. Richard E. Smith is a native of Chicago, Illinois, who has called Florida his home for 43 years. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. He returned to his native

    Chicago after graduation for a few years but one vacation in the sunny climes of Florida found him

    loading the U-Haul for a migration to the Sunshine State.

    Dr. Smith purchased the Hobe Sound Veterinary Clinic in 1980 and practiced there until 2015. Since then he has worked as a relief veterinarian in Martin and Palm Beach Counties. After a while he found he missed the extended relationships one develops with clients and pets and sought to put down roots once more and found a great opportunity at the Cypress Animal Hospital. He looks forward to serving the people and pets of the Jupiter/Tequesta area for years to come.

    Dr. Smith just celebrated his 25' anniversary with Patrice, the best wife in the world. He has three grown sons and four wonderful grandchildren.
    Dr. Smith is a member of the AVMA, the FVMA, and the TCVMA. He is a past president of the TCVMA and the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, and serves currently on the Animal Care and Advisory Board of the Martin County Commission.

    His hobbies are golf, shooting, reading, gardening, and building model ships.

    He is excited to join the terrific staff of Cypress Animal Hospital and to help them help your treasured pets.

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