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  • Agathe
    Veterinary Technician

    Licensed Veterinary Technician Agathe joined the team at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital in June 2015 and has been a part of the animal care field for eight years. She is a licensed veterinary technician in the state of New York, and holds an associate's degree in veterinary medicine. Agathe's favorite part of working at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital is the group of veterinarians and staff she works with on a daily basis. She says, "Everybody here is compassionate. We all love what we do and we all help each other in difficult situations." At home, Agathe has two dogs named Lyla and Annabelle, and a rabbit named Grims. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking with her dogs, gardening and shopping.

  • Louis Tumolo
    Jr.
    DVM

    The owner and hospital administrator of Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, Dr. Louis Tumolo, Jr. has cared for pets here as a general practitioner since 1970, when the hospital was a mixed farm and companion animal practice.

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  • Andrea
    Veterinary Technician

    Licensed veterinary technician Andrea joined the staff at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital in August of 2012 and has worked with our volunteered with animal-related businesses since she was 13 years old. She is a licensed veterinary technician in the state of New York. "I enjoy working with animals everyday. I am passionate about caring for them and doing everything I can to better their lives," Andrea said. "Rhinebeck Animal Hospital is a great hospital to pursue my career. I can tell I'll learn and accomplish a lot here." Andrea has two cats, Sprinkles and Dusty, two Newfoundlands, Hudson and Frankie, and a quarter horse named Cayenne. "Living in the Hudson Valley, my hobbies change with the weather. In the summer I love riding my horse, swimming with my dogs, hiking, or spending time near the water," Andrea said. "In the winter I enjoy skiing, snowmobiling and ice skating. I also enjoy spending time with my niece and my family."

  • Lisa
    Veterinary Technician

    Veterinary Technician Lisa joined the staff at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital in December 2010. She says, "I love this hospital because we have a great team that truly cares about our patients." Lisa holds her veterinary technician license in the state of New York. At home, Lisa has a 6-year-old Sharbo named Zoey and a 1-year-old daschund/Jack Russel mix named Emma. She spends her free time with her family and puppies. Lisa also enjoys hiking and kayaking.

  • Valerie
    Client Care Representative

    Client Care Representative Valerie joined our staff in June of 2013. “I love working at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital because it’s great to work with people that care about animals as much as I do,” she says. She is also happy to learn from the doctors all the time. Valerie has two dogs, Daisy and Dolly, and spends her free time horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and snowmobiling.

  • Eriton
    Client Care Representative

    Client Care Representative Eriton joined us in June of 2013 and is inspired by his work environment. “Everyone that works here is so nice and helpful,” he conveys. “The professionalism is excellent.” Eriton has a German shepherd named Charlie, and in his spare time he enjoys soccer (both playing and watching), fishing, golf, and eating.

  • Dorothy
    Client Care Representative

    Dorothy joined Rhinebeck Animal Hospital as a client care representative in October 2013. She says, "I enjoy meeting client and their pets, as well as being able to work with the knowledgeable staff at our veterinary hospital." At home, Dorothy two dogs and a hamster. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, traveling, and spending time with her family.

  • Kristin
    Client Care Representative

    Client Care Representative Kristin joined us in April of 2013 and brings her obvious love of animals and a constant desire to help. “Getting to know clients and pets is a plus,” she advises. Kristen has three cats of her own (and one who plays fetch and believes she is a dog) whom she loves to walk outdoors on leashes. In fact, when she’s not at work, you'll probably find her outside—spending time with her kitties or gardening.

  • Rob
    Client Care Representative

    Rob has worked as client care representative since April 2013. Before joining our staff, he worked at PetSmart from 2010-2012. Rob enjoys working at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital because "it's fun to meet people and pets from all walks of life." He adds, "I find nothing more gratifying than seeing happy clients and healthy patients come and go! Every day is something different too; I like the variety." In his free time, Rob enjoys drawing, playing guitar, hiking and biking (weather-permitting), playing video and board games, and photography.

  • Jennifer
    Client Care Representative

    Client Care Representative Jennifer has worked with clients at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital since 1993. She enjoys meeting pets and their owners and is proud of the excellent care the hospital team members provides. Jennifer's animal companions include Elsie, a Newfoundland; Honda, a German Shepherd; Sully, a Golden Retriever, and Brownie, a cat. She also works at a local animal emergency clinic, and so much of her spare time is spent catching up on chores and planning mini-vacations.

  • Kayla

    Veterinary Assistant Kayla joined the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital team in June 2016. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at SUNY Ulster, and has volunteered at animal shelters and rescues since 2012. "I have never worked with such a hard-working, caring, passionate group of people!” she says. She feels she’s learned so much in such a short period of time, and is excited to continue expanding her knowledge with the help of the “incredible” staff here. Kayla’s pets include three cats named Mimi, Milo and Moo Moo, and two turtles named Frank and Bubbles. Outside of work, she is an avid reader and car enthusiast.

  • Bonnie
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bonnie joined the staff at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital in April 2015. She's worked in the animal-care field for 15 years in a variety of roles. Bonnie managed a goat farm, where she looked after a heard of 100 goats. She spent time as an aquarist at an aquarium and volunteered at a zoo in Australia. When Bonnie lived closer to the coast, she participated in a first responder program for stranded marine animals. "Rhinebeck Animal Hospital has a great work environment," Bonnie says. "We are all willing to help each other and genuinely care about people's pets. There's also always something to learn." At home, Bonnie has a 3-year-old orange tabby cat named Tangerine and an 8-year-old gray tabby cat named Beatrix, who only has one eye and can sit on command. In her free time, Bonnie enjoys walks in the woods with a couple of field guides and her camera. She also enjoys birding and identifying trees, drawing and watching movies.

  • Nicole
    Veterinary Assistant

    Veterinary Assistant Nicole joined our staff in March 2016. She loves seeing and interacting will all types of breeds. Nicole says, "The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's been my dream to work with animals, and I look forward to going to work every day!" Nicole has two calico cats named Portifina and Luna. In her free time, Nicole loves to hike, listen to music, play video games and spend time with her cats.

  • Jessica
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica began working as a veterinary assistant at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital in January 2015. She likes working at the hospital because everyone here is friendly and they make newcomers feel welcome. The hospital also provides very thorough training to its staff. Jessica says, "I knew very little when I started. Everyone here is so willing to answer questions which leads to better patient care." At home, Jessica has a 10-year-old cat named Kane. She enjoys reading, writing paranormal romance, playing World of Warcraft, spending time with her family and going on nature walks.

  • Alyssa
    Veterinary Assistant

    Veterinary Assistant Alyssa has been a part of our veterinary assistant team since June 2013. She says, "We are like one big family with the same goal to do our best work, and we all have the same love for animals!" At home, Alyssa has three dogs: a 2-year-old Arabian Cunuco named Ru, an 8-year-old chihuahua named Chiquita, and a 7-year-old chihuahua named Pedro. She also has three 3-year-old litter mates named Heidi, Kitty and Sally. In her free time, Alyssa loves hanging out on the couch with her fiancé and their dogs (it's a tight squeeze!), and binge-watching her favorite shows such as Prison Break, Lost, Dexter, and her guilty pleasure, Heartland.

  • Jeff
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jeff joined the veterinary assistant team at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital in July 2012. He says, "I enjoy working at this animal hospital because I like helping animals and I find the medical aspects interesting." Jeff also finds it great to work with doctors and the state-of-the-art technology at the hospital. At home, Jeff has two 4-year-old domestic shorthair cats named Black Kitty and Grey Kitty. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, weight lifting, computer programming and watching baseball.

  • Shawn
    Veterinary Assistant

    Shawn has been a veterinary assistant at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital since July 2010. He says, "The hospital staff and the veterinarians not only love their jobs, but also care deeply about the animals in their care and they keep them purring and their tails wagging." At home, Shawn has a 10-year-old cocker spaniel named Buddy, a 7-year-old Beagle named Daisy and a 1-year-old domestic short hair named Binx. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, gardening, swimming, camping and hiking.

  • Christopher
    Staff Operations Manager

    Staff Operations Manager Christopher has been a part of the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital team since 2006. He enjoys working with the friendly staff and likes the fast-paced work environment. His hobbies include playing the drums and hanging out with his friends.

  • Sandi
    Client Relations Manager

    Client Relations Manager Sandi has provided client service to our dedicated clients and their wonderful pets since 2004. She has been a part of the animal care field for over 20 years. Sandi says, "We are a team dedicated to providing the best patient and client care possible. I'm proud to be a part of such a dedicated, empathetic and knowledgeable group of doctors and staff." Sandi enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family. She's an avid sportswoman. Furthermore, she volunteers for activities her daughter is involved in.

  • Cindy
    Bookkeeper

    Bookkeeper Cindy has been a part of the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital team since 1995, and has been working in the animal care field for over 30 years. She says, "Our hospital practices the best medicine. We have new doctors fresh out of veterinary school and doctors with a lot of experience. We also have a great support staff."

  • Nanette
    Business Office Manager

    Business Office Manager Nanette has been part of the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital team since 1988. Nanette has worked in the animal care field for 30-plus years and she is proud to work with the caring staff and veterinarians that treat with compassion and the highest quality medicine.

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  • Thomas
    Hospital Manager

    Thomas is the hospital manager at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital. He earned a BS in Business Administration in Philadelphia and spent time in retail before becoming the hospital manager in 2000. He thoroughly enjoys working with the progressive RAH team that is dedicated to superior patient care and client service. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys hiking, biking, sailing, and photography.

  • Jessica Gelernter
    DVM

    Dr. Gelernter’s professional interests include dermatology, behavior, ophthalmology, and exotics/wildlife medicine.

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  • John Van Demark
    DVM

    Dr. John Van Demark is a general practitioner at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital. He joined our practice in September, 2014.

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  • Julianne Porter
    DVM

    Dr. Julianne Porter is a general practitioner who joined our staff in July 2013. She has been working in the animal care field ever since she was 14. Having grown up in Woodbourne, NY, she decided to become a veterinarian to advocate for our furry friends and to maintain the human-animal bond. In addition to solving difficult cases, what resonates with her most is being able to improve an animal's quality of life. She says, "Rhinebeck Animal Hospital understands how important our pets are to us and they really care, all the while practicing a very high quality of veterinary medicine."

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  • Megan Dundas
    DVM

    Associate Veterinarian Dr. Megan Dundas joined our staff in June of 2012. Dr. Dundas grew up in Port Leyden, NY and decided to become a veterinarian because of her long-standing love and curiosity about animals. She grew up in a big dairy farming community and had her own menagerie of rescued dogs and cats, along with the occasional injured bird or small wild animal.

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  • Greg Tumolo
    DVM

    A native of Rhinebeck, Dr. Greg Tumolo has cared for pets as a general practitioner at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital since 2006. He loves both the scientific and compassionate aspects of veterinary medicine, and enjoys using the latest scientific and medical techniques to help improve the quality of life for pets and their families.

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  • Christina Weckesser
    DVM

    Born and raised in Rhinebeck, Dr. Weckesser has known ever since the sixth grade that she wanted to be a veterinarian and spent most of her childhood summers working with cows and goats in preparation for 4-H shows. She is quite invested in Rhinebeck Animal Hospital as she was mentored by Dr. Tumolo as a veterinary assistant before going to veterinary school. She enjoys developing a bond with each pet that comes into the hospital and likes challenging herself with new experiences and new cases.

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  • Janette Relyea
    DVM

    Associate veterinarian and general practitioner Dr. Janette Relyea has cared for pets at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital since 1991. Originally from Melville, Dr. Relyea grew up around animals: her mother was the neighborhood cat savior, and Dr. Relyea took an early job cleaning a local riding stable in exchange for free riding lessons. She loves improving pets' quality of life and strengthening the bond between pets and their people.

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Hospital Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-6:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Words can never express our gratitude for all your time, caring, love, and compassion; not only for Bear, but for us. You folks are a most exceptional group of caring people. we feel so fortunate to have you in our community."
    - Barbara S.
  • "Jesse and I cannot put into words how much we appreciate all the love, support, compassion and understanding you all have given us and our beloved Rosie over the last years. Having your respect and support helped us through this very difficult time."
    - Nancy C.
  • "Babette and I would like to express our greatest appreciation for your very professional, loving and timely treatment of Falstaff's serious health problem. On this date, he has all the appearances of a 100% recovered dog and is doing remarkably well. We have the greatest admiration for your prompt diagnoses and treatment. Your diagnoses were thorough and your explanations complete and easy to understand. All of this points to the high level of training and professionalism of the staff of the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital. The entire staff seemed very knowledgeable and concerned for his well being."
    David S.
  • "Thank you very much for taking such great care of Eddie. Your caring, hard work, patience and love helped him recover. We are very grateful to have such a great team of vets, assistants and receptionists. Thank you again for all of your help."
    David B.
  • "I thank you for fighting to find out what was wrong with Ruby and for giving her quality care and compassion. Again, thanks, from the bottom of my heart."
    Tammy V.
  • "Thank you for taking such good care of Manford. Your patience and time with all of my phone calls and questions has been very comforting. Your care has gone above and beyond what I expected."
    Kelly J.
  • "When my husband and I were dealing with the worst times during Mr. B's illness, we always spoke about how, during the worst times, great things happen. We feel that those great things were the love, care, skill, and strategies of the doctors and associates at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital. Everyone cared and enabled us to get through Mr. B's illness with much less worry. We don't want to forget anyone and we thank all of you very much."
    Tina C.
  • "We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you for making RAH a terrific and loving "home away from home" for Shep during his lifetime with us. We are also tremendously grateful for your empathy, support, and understanding in the connection of our heartbreaking decision to put him down. We miss him more than can be described. Thank you all again for everything"
    John. L

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Welcome to Rhinebeck Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Rhinebeck NY
Call us at (845) 876-6008

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If you live in Rhinebeck or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our Doctors are licensed NY veterinarians, treating all types of small companion animals. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Rhinebeck Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our Doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Rhinebeck team.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (845) 876-6008 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Rhinebeck veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Rhinebeck pet owners.

At Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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Rhinebeck Veterinarian | Rhinebeck Animal Hospital | (845) 876-6008

6450 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572