Ryegate Small Animal Hospital

54 Moore Lane
East Ryegate, VT 05042




Dr. Jill Skochdopole 

      Dr Jill is a 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked for 5 years with other area veterinarians before starting Ryegate Small Animal Hospital. Her husband and his father built the clinic, which opened its doors in May of 1993. The clinic and her son and daughter have grown up together.

   While she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, surgery is of special interest. She also really enjoys the long term relationships that happen with being in one place for a long time - relationships with patients, clients, and staff. 

   Her time away from the clinic is spent exploring the natural world on foot, by bicycle, and in a kayak. She also enjoys cooking the food she and her husband raise, reading, knitting, and spending time with friends and family.


Dr. David Hyde

   Dr. Hyde graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He has been working in Northern Vermont and Massachusetts for the past 12 years. Dr. Hyde started working for Dr. Jill in 2001 and has recently returned to Ryegate Small Animal Hospital after a 6 year hiatus.

  Dr. Hyde enjoys all aspects of veterinary general practice. His special interest, however, is in veterinary dentistry. Like Dr. Jill, he believes strongly in a lifetime of care and a strong personal relationship with owners and their pets.

   Away from the clinic, Dr. Hyde loves spending time with his family, and has a passion for cooking, food and wine. If there are a few minutes left after everything else is done, he loves to take his motorcycle out for a spin on the many roads of Vermont and New Hampshire.


 Dr. Julie Roos

   Dr. Roos graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After graduating with her DVM degree, Dr. Roos went on to pursue specialized training in veterinary acupuncture, rehabilitation and chiropractic medicine. Dr. Roos' practice now focuses on pain management.  She works with dogs and cats of all ages from agility champions to senior citizens.

   Dr. Roos can do a pain assessment on your pet and outline a treatment plan for increasing comfort and improving quality of life.  Treatments may include acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care, nutrition, supplements and/or medication.   When not at work Dr. Roos takes care of her wonderful kids, and pursues an active interest in jewelry making and design.