It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of one of our beloved team members, Tyler Sheahan. Tyler was studying biology at Bard College with the aspiration of becoming a veterinarian. He exemplified positivity, kindness, and compassion to the pets he cared for, the clients he served, and the team he loved. We miss him dearly. For more information about Tyler's services and to share a memory in the guestbook, please click here. To view his RAH biography, please click here.


Meet The RAH Team

  • 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.
  • Shawn D.
    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 Dachshund named Dobby and a domestic shorthair named Binx. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, gardening, swimming, camping, and hiking.

  • Noah Shulman

    Dr. Noah Shulman is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He had many pets growing up and worked on dairy farms treating sick cows and barn cats in Pennsylvania before becoming a veterinarian. It was during his time on the farms that he developed his passion for veterinary medicine.

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  • Ally G.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ally is a full-time veterinary assistant on the RAH team. She enjoys the friendly, welcoming environment, and remarks that 'every day brings something new; the job is never boring'. She loves working with a wide range of pets living in the area, 'from dogs and cats to parakeets and pigs'. 

    Ally has four dogs at home; three are pitbull mixes of varying colors (Beckham, Leo, and Finn), and the fourth is a Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua named Mr. Buttersworth (or Butters, for short). She loves teaching her dogs tricks, such as 'high-fives', rolling over, 'sitting pretty', and 'army crawl'. Leo and Finn even give each other hugs; 'a great hit at parties'!

    Ally spends her free time with her family, friends, and [of course] her dogs, and enjoys hobbies such as reading and playing video games. She aspires to one day run a dog kennel or even start her own rescue.

  • Janette Relyea
    Associate veterinarian and general practitioner Dr. Janette Relyea has cared for pets at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital since 1991.

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  • Jessica C.
    Veterinary Assistant Team Leader
    Jessica began working as a veterinary assistant at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital in January 2015.

    Jessica 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 cat named Sophie. She enjoys reading, writing paranormal romance, playing World of Warcraft, spending time with her family, and going on nature walks.

  • Brooke B.
    Veterinary Assistant
    Veterinary Assistant Brooke joined the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital team in March of 2017. Her love of animals dates back to her childhood, walking dogs for her neighbors.

    When asked about working at RAH, Brooke noted, 'I like working here because every day I learn something new! I love helping care for someone's family member(s) and making them feel better!'

    Outside of work, Brooke's interests include hanging out with friends, exercising (outdoors, at the gym, kickboxing, etc.), decorating and going shopping.

  • Jennifer S.
    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 provide.

    Jennifer's animal companions include Katie, a German Shepherd; Ben, a Chocolate Lab; a Persian cat named Sophia, and several chickens. Much of her spare time is spent catching up on chores, reading, gardening, and planning mini-vacations.

  • Louis Tumolo
    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 M.
    Veterinary Technician Team Leader

    Licensed veterinary technician Andrea joined the staff at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital in August of 2012 and has worked with or 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 every day. 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.'

    'Living in the Hudson Valley, my hobbies change with the weather. In the summer I love riding horses, hiking, playing softball, traveling, and spending time near or on the water.' Andrea said. 'In the winter I enjoy skiing, snowmobiling and ice skating. I also enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews and my amazing husband.'

  • Tamarin W.
    Veterinary Assistant
    Veterinary Assistant Tamarin joined the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital team in November of 2017.

    She enjoys the work atmosphere, remarking that 'the staff here are very friendly, patient and helpful; they really enjoy their animals!' In addition to pursuing education in the animal-related field, Tamarin occasionally volunteers at the Hudson Valley Reptile Rescue.

    Tamarin shares a home with four pets; two cats named Yuki and Artemis, a Madagascar Day Gecko named Vern, and a snake named Vashara.

    Outside of work, Tamarin enjoys video games, television, comics, reading and playing table-top games on the weekend.

  • Shannon C.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Veterinary assistant Shannon joined the RAH kennel assistant team in October of 2018. She is currently a full-time student with an interest in pursuing a career in nursing and emergency care.

    She enjoys her role at RAH, saying, 'I love to be around animals as much as possible, and to help them in any way I can! I also love the hard work and positive energy that this hospital brings!'

    Shannon has many pets at home; four dogs named Brady (a pit-bull/shepherd mix), Josie (a Corgi/Jack Russell mix),  Ellie (a Pug mix), and Riley (a Boxer mix), and three cats named Emme, Maisie and Jazzy. Outside of work and school, she enjoys playing sports such as basketball and field hockey, playing with her dogs, listening to music, spending time with her friends and family, and watching series like Grey's Anatomy.

  • Lisa B.
    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 Sharbo named Zoey and a Dachshund/Jack Russell mix named Emma. She spends her free time with her family and puppies. Lisa also enjoys hiking and kayaking.

  • Christina Weckesser
    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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  • Ashley D.
    Client Care Representative

    Ashley is a Client Care Representative at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital. She enjoys getting to see all of the different animals that come in every day and commends the effort the staff puts into giving the best care and service to clients and their pets. Her love of pets motivates her to pursue a veterinary technician license in the near future.

    At home, Ashley has two cats named Ruby and Jade.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling to visit her family and friends, hiking, swimming, and exploring many places in the Hudson Valley.

  • Makayla Dickinson
    Veterinary Assistant

    Makayla has been working as a veterinary assistant at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital since October 2018 and is now with us full-time.

    “I like working here because I love animals and being able to care for them. The staff here is also very kind, and they create an enjoyable working environment.”

    At home, Makayla has three dogs named Cherry, Dakota, and Naboo. In her free time, she enjoys writing, painting, photography, and drawing.

  • Josh K.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Josh is part of the veterinary assistant team at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital. He brings with him many years of experience in pet care at shelters and daycares as well as aspirations of one day running his own dog daycare.

    Regarding his role at RAH, he says, 'Working [here] is a great experience! The staff is very caring and compassionate, and they have been very welcoming.' He also adds that 'It is very gratifying seeing the positive impact that we make on the lives of both the animals we care for and their pet parents.'

    At home, Josh has 3 cats named Couscous, Midnight, and Mr. Met, as well as a bulldog mix named Lady. He enjoys the outdoors with hobbies such as hiking and kayaking, or simply hanging out with friends and his pets.

  • Jessica Gelernter
    Dr. Jessica Gelernter joined the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital family as a general practitioner in August of 2017. Her professional interests include dermatology, behavior, ophthalmology, and exotics/wildlife medicine.

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  • Amber H.
    Veterinary Tehcnician

    Licensed Veterinary Technician Amber joined the RAH team in May of 2018. In addition to completing the technician program at SUNY Ulster, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from York College of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry at Marist.

    She enjoys her work at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, remarking 'Everyone here truly cares about the clients and their pets. There's also a strong feeling of teamwork, and support is always available when needed'.

    At home, Amber has several pets: two cats named Kit-kat and Columbia, three rats named Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Mr. Pinkerton, a hamster named Kyubey, and 5 hermit crabs!

    In addition to her work and educational pursuits, her hobbies include reading, painting, crafting, hiking, gardening and playing video games.

  • Nicole W.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Veterinary Assistant Nicole joined our team in March of 2016. She loves seeing and interacting with all types of animals.

    Nicole says, 'I love coming to work every day! I am always learning something new from the amazing doctors and technicians here. One of the best parts about this job is getting to interact with all the dogs and cats!'

    Nicole has two calico cats named Portifina and Luna, and a Border collie named Aspen. In her free time, she loves being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, teaching Aspen new tricks, listening to music, and spending time with her family & friends.

  • Danielle E.
    Client Care Representative

    Client Care Representative Danielle joined the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital team in July of 2018 and brings with her a love of animals and a constant desire to learn.

    When asked about her role, she says 'I enjoy working at RAH because of the welcoming and friendly environment. Everyone that I work with is very helpful and kind.'

    Danielle has 2 dogs named Sunni and Kanele, and 2 cats named Sammy and Kali.

    In her free time, Danielle enjoys sewing, making crafts, writing, and reading.

  • Maeghan M.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Maeghan is a full-time Veterinary Assistant on the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital team. Her passion for animals is reflected in her rich history of animal care, spanning positions at animal shelters, ranches, and farms. Ultimately she aspires to anything that will 'help improve the lives of animals'.

    She says she 'love[s] working here because the staff cares about your animals as much as you do, and how you, as the owner, feel'.

    Maeghan's furry family includes a 'gorgeous' Staffordshire terrier named Rosie, and two kitties named Snoop and Wiz.

    In her free time Maeghan enjoys being outdoors; hiking, swimming, and climbing, often bringing Rosie along.

  • Julianne Porter
    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.

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  • John Van Demark
    Dr. John Van Demark is a general practitioner at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital. He joined our practice in September of 2014, and has a professional interest in exotic companion animals.

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  • 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.
  • Greg Tumolo

    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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  • Dorothy Y.
    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 has two dogs named Jonesie Marie and Sage Elizabeth. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, traveling, and spending time with her family.

  • Cindy

    Bookkeeper Cindy has been a part of the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital team sinceBookkeeper 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.'

    At home, Cindy has two pit bull mixes named Tic Tac and Tootsie Pop. Both dogs know a few tricks, like sit, come, shake and speak.

  • Agathe D.
    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.


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  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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"

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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.

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