Dr. Eric Hartelius is a general practitioner and the sole owner of Rondout Valley Veterinary Associates. He was raised in the Hudson Valley, graduating from Rondout Valley High in 1978. He earned his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 1986, graduated from the IVAS veterinary acupuncture program in 2006, and has partially completed the certification program in veterinary rehabilitation. Along with acupuncture and physical therapy he has a special interest in veterinary behavior. He founded RVVA in 1997, first in Grahamsville and then in the Kerhonkson location since 2001.

Dr. Hartelius has been an adjunct professor at SUNY Ulster for 10 semesters. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys hiking, gardening, and playing the violin. His daughter Cheyenne is a culinary student in Baking and Pastry, and together they care for their 3 dogs; Monica, Mr. Noodles, and Betty, along with their rabbit Peewee.


Dr. Susan Siegel is a 1967 graduate of Michigan State University. Following graduation she completed an internship and surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in NYC for 3 years. She started and owned a practice in Greenwich Village in NYC for 15 years. She has special interests in ultrasonography and playing bridge.


Dr. Roman Bohonowych is a 1969 graduate of Michigan State University. Following graduation he also completed an internship and surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center for 3 years. He served as Chief Veterinarian at the NYC Bide-a-Wee hospital and co-owned a veterinary practice with Dr. Siegel in Greenwich Village for 15 years. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He has a special interest in companion animal surgery. He is married to Dr. Siegel and enjoys growing vegetables.


My name is Laurel and I have been working in animal hospitals since 1999. I have been around animals my whole life. I grew up on a sheep farm in Whitehall, NY. I moved down to New Paltz where I went to college and received a B.A. in Psychology. I have also taken some Veterinary Technology classes from SUNY Ulster. While I was attending New Paltz, I started my first animal hospital job and have been working in the field ever since. I have held every position from kennel help to veterinary assistant and now manage Rondout Valley Veterinary Associates. I love my work and being able to help pet owners and their furry family members live a happy and healthy life together.


Hello! My name is Shondelle. I joined the RVVA team in Sept. of 2005. I graduated from Cedar Valley College with an associate's degree in applied science focusing on Veterinary Technology and became a licensed veterinary technician. I am currently working on a certification in canine rehabilitation (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee. I have been in the animal care field for almost 30 years and love it! I enjoy walking in our woods with my son, husband and 2 dogs to relax. We share our home with 2 dogs, 2 cats, a snake and a fish.


My name is Denise. I work as a receptionist. Working here keeps me closer to animals which I love.


Hi, my name is Amanda G. and I have been with Rondout Valley Vets since October 2007. This is much more than just a job for me, it's my passion and I love my job. I have grown up with animals and have always known that I would make a career out of working with them. I currently have two cats named Milo and Mali; one dog named Peter; three goats, Chloe, Fritzy, Jeremiah and one horse, Kissimmee Kidd. My animals are part of my family so I understand how important your pets are to you. You will see me working up at the front desk as a receptionist and also as a veterinary assistant, one may say I'm a woman with many hats. My goal here is to make sure that you and your pets feel completely welcome and are well taken care of. So, I look forward to seeing you soon.


Hi, my name is Sarah! I'm a veterinary assistant, and I'm currently going to school to become a technician. I love working with animals, and I'm happy to always be learning something new.


My name is Jen. In 2007 I successfully completed the Veterinary Technology program at SUNY Ulster earning an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Since graduation I have held the positions of Veterinary Assistant and currently as Receptionist. My husband and I share our home with our cat, Smokey and our German Shorthaired Pointer puppy, Trigger. I've always had a love for animals and being able to work at Rondout Valley Veterinary Associates has been very rewarding. I look forward to assisting you and your beloved pets with all of their healthcare needs.


Hi my name is Jake Feltz and I have been involved in the veterinary field for over 20 years. I received my Veterinary Technician license in 2003 from Suffolk County Community College. I had the opportunity to work in several different animal clinics on both coasts before joining the Rondout Valley Vet team in 2010. I am now enjoying the benefits of living full-time in the Hudson Valley with my wife Bernadette, my dog Brooklyn and my two kittens Finn and Fiona. I look forward to helping you keep your pets happy and healthy!!


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