By working together with us, help your Pet

Live a happier life

Every day we evaluate, cast and fit dogs with braces at our four casting and fitting facilities. Our hands-on experience and foundation in human orthotics enable us to answer all your questions and fabricate the most effective and highest quality brace for your pup.

Morgantown, PA Team

Co-Owner

Clayton Blunk

Clayton is the senior practitioner at My Pet’s Brace, having been with the team since 2014. He started his hands-on training at My Pet’s Brace after graduating from Temple University with a degree in mechanical engineering. His love of animals and volunteer experience at the University of Pennsylvania’s Working Dog Center helped him realize he needed to use his education and skills to help pets and their families live happier lives. A few years ago, he was converted to a cat person and he has two Scottish Folds, George Michael and Phoebe.

As of January 2021, Clayton joined Jim as Co-Owner of My Pet’s Brace.

Co-Owner

Anna Spangler

Anna joined the My Pet’s Brace team in 2015. She was drawn to the company due to her love of animals. She grew up on a dairy farm with lots of cats and various farm animals as pets and continues to live on a dairy farm to this day. She graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Marketing, Management and International Business. Anna aims to educate veterinarians and pet families around the world about our custom leg braces and how we can work together to help pets live happier lives. At home, Anna enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Peaches, and cat, Tyson.

As of January 2021, Anna joined Jim as Co-Owner of My Pet’s Brace.

Clinical Practitioner

Ray DeFilippis

Ray is a certified orthotic fitter with over two decades of expertise in the human industry. His career in orthotics began in 1999, specializing in fitting and fabricating custom braces from head to toe. Ray’s dedication to excellence extends to his current role, where he provides tailored orthotic solutions for pets, leveraging his vast experience and commitment to ensuring proper fit and functionality. His family’s beloved chihuahua recently passed. While waiting for the right time to welcome another pet into their home, Ray enjoys woodworking, cooking, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Clinical Practitioner

Silvia Murgu

Silvia graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania with a master’s degree in small animal clinical sciences. She moved to the United States a few years ago and has been working as a veterinary technician and a certified laser therapist. Now trained at our clinic in orthotics, she is looking forward to helping pets improve their mobility with the help of a custom brace. In her free time, Silvia enjoys traveling with her husband, listening to music, reading books and spending time with her loving cat, Leo.

Clinical Practitioner

Alyssa Thompson

Introducing Alyssa, a skilled clinician at My Pet’s Brace. She has a decade of experience as a veterinary technician specializing in orthopedics and pain management. Her expertise extends to canine physical therapy and pain management, and she brings a holistic approach to pet care. Before her time as a vet tech, she worked in non-profit and is a certified Pilates instructor. At home, she shares her life with three rescue cats—Leon, Cyrus, and LeeLoo. Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her twin sister, hiking, mountain biking, and upcycling furniture.

Pittsburgh Team

Clinical Practitioner

Katie Mirobelli

Katie has been part of the greater Pittsburgh veterinary community for the past decade. In addition to her 10 years of experience working as a veterinary technician in emergency/critical care and day practice, Katie has trained extensively with My Pet’s Brace senior clinician and founder Jim Alaimo at our Morgantown facility. Katie is excited to bring this novel treatment option of custom leg braces to pets in the greater Pittsburgh area. She has a busy home with three dogs, Tuckerby, Loki and Aragorn, and two cats, Beezer and Ozmataz.

New Jersey Team

Clinical Practitioner

Nancy Smith

Nancy brings a diverse background to her role. After retiring from an 18-year career in New Jersey Law Enforcement, she embarked on a cross-country RV journey with her two dogs, Stella and Roobee. Inspired by her experiences working with dogs at rescue ranches and animal refuges, Nancy secured a position as a Veterinarian’s Assistant upon returning home. Her personal experience with bracing to treat her dog’s torn ACL led her to My Pet’s Brace, where she now helps pets recover from injuries and improve their quality of life. Nancy’s passion for animals and expertise make her a valuable asset to the team.

Clinical Practitioner

Samantha LeDoux

With 14 years of experience in the veterinary field as a technician and other roles, Samantha has dedicated her career to the well-being of pets. Understanding that pet care can sometimes be stressful, she is committed to ensuring that pet parents feel supported and informed. Her greatest joy comes from helping pets stay healthy and educating clients on providing the best care for their fur babies at home. Outside of work, Samantha loves spending quality time with her husband, two children, and their three energetic dogs, Baker, Nathan, and Emmy Blue. She enjoys traveling, music, coffee, and any opportunity to be outdoors.

Texas Team

Clinical Practitioner

Chris Pujol

Chris Pujol, with over two decades of experience in the human orthotics and prosthetics industry, made the transition to bring his expertise and passion to the world of animal care. Alongside his wife Megan, they opened a My Pet’s Brace office in Texas. In addition to his professional achievements, Chris finds joy in the vibrant culinary scene, recreational activities, and diverse music culture that Austin, Texas has to offer. Outside of work, he cherishes moments spent with his two beloved dogs, Harley Jane and Baylee.

Office Manager

Megan Pujol

Megan Pujol has successfully balanced the roles of a dedicated mother to three daughters and a career in real estate. Drawing upon her wealth of experience and fueled by her deep affection for animals, Megan embarked on a new venture alongside her husband to establish and manage the My Pet’s Brace office in Texas. With a genuine love for animals and a knack for creating extraordinary experiences, Megan brings her passion to the forefront, providing exceptional care and support to furry companions in need. Megan loves the quirky Austin area and the amazing tacos. When not busy at work, she relishes long walks with her cherished pups, Harley Jane and Baylee.