Dr. Eric Hartelius is a native and resident of Kerhonkson, NY. He completed an associates in Biology from SUNY Ulster, a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1982 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell in 1986. He worked as an associate in local veterinary practices before starting Rondout Valley Veterinary Associates in 1997.
Dr. Hartelius has a special interest in alternative medicine and completed the IVAS acupuncture course training in Houston in 2003. He has received additional training in basic Herbal Medicine and Small Animal Ultrasound. He is the sole parent of a 13-year-old daughter, a dog, and two cats. He also enjoys biking, hiking, and gardening.
Dr. Bridget Bloom is a native and resident of Kingston, New York. She attended UCCC and then went on to Cornell University for her Bachelor of Science. She also attended New Paltz and received her Master's degree in molecular biology. She graduated from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and worked as a small animal veterinarian in upstate New York and New Hampshire. She returned to Kingston in 2004 after the birth of her daughters. Dr. Bloom enjoys small animal medicine and surgery. She loves to work with small mammals like ferrets, rabbits and rodents. She has a plethora of pets herself and looks forward to meeting yours.
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.
My name is Laura. I have been licensed as a Veterinary Technician since August of 2007 after completing the Veterinary Technology program at SUNY Ulster. I have worked in animal hospitals as a receptionist, a veterinary assistant, and a technician. I started work at RVVA in April of 2008. I have been warmly welcomed and am proud to be part of a team of doctors whose knowledge and expertise not only serves their patients in excellent care, but also allows my own skills to be continually sharpened. I have 4 cats: Charlie, Pierre, Minerva, and Mooch. I also have one dog, Beatrice. They are all very much part of the family and are loved like crazy. I am committed to contributing to the health of your pets and treating each patient as if they were my own
Hello! My name is Shondelle. I have been an assistant at RVVA since September 2005. I am currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program. The veterinary field has been my dream since I was a kid, and I have been working/volunteering in it since I was a teenager. I do in-home pet sitting and have a personal love of bottle feeding kittens and puppies. It is always fun meeting new animals and getting to know their personalities. I look forward to meeting you and yours.
Hello! My name is Jenn. I've been bringing critters home since I was little. I have been working in this field since 2003. I LOVE animals and work at an emergency hospital part time when I am not here. I trained dogs for several years on Long Island while getting my B.S. in Psychology/Biology. Recently I moved back to this area to prepare to apply to veterinary school. I look forward to meeting you and your pet.
Hi, my name is Becca and I have been working at RVVA as a Veterinary Assistant since February 2007. In addition, I also work part-time at Orange County Animal Emergency Service as an assistant, and at pine Grove Ranch as a wrangler. Before working here I worked at another small animal clinic for 4 years and at an animal sanctuary/animal agency for 4 years. My education consisits of a B.A. in Biology from Clark University in Worcester, MA, and 2.5 years of Veterinary Medicine classes at Ross University in St. Kitts. Currently I am hoping to start in the Veterinary Technician program at Ulster in the fall of 2008. When not at work I can be found training for and competing in NBHA (National Barrel Horse Association) competitions. I am looking forward to seeing you and your pets and helping you in any way possible.
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. I work at Rondout Valley Veterinary Associates as a veterinary assistant. I absolutely love animals and I wish to become a Veterinarian someday. I am currently attending Ulster County Community College in the Veterinary Technician program. I look forward to seeing you and your pets here at Rondout Valley Veterinary Associates.
My name is Lindsay. I am a receptionist. I have had animals all my life and enjoy working here with them. Since I was little I have always wanted to work in an animal related field. After working here and seeing what the doctors, technicians, and assistants do, I hope to further my education in the field.