Ryegate Small Animal Hospital

54 Moore Lane
East Ryegate, VT 05042




Moriah joined Dr. Jill at RSAH in 2000 and has been a welcoming face here ever since. She is married and has 2 kids - a son and daughter. Moriah enjoys all aspects of her job and she has a special talent for monitoring the animals while they are under anesthesia.  She also works hard keeping the clinic looking fabulous. Her pets include 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 horses, 2 rabbits, and 2 rats. In addition, she and her family raise much of their own meat - pigs, chickens, and/or turkeys depending on the year. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends - during the summer she and her family spend a lot of time camping.



Jodi is a licensed veterinary technician and became part of the RSAH family in 2001. She grew up on Long Island, got an Associates in Applied Science degree in veterinary science from SUNY-Delhi, and worked in several vet clinics in New York before moving to the Northeast Kingdom in 2000. She says the favorite parts of her job are working with the animals and their owners, and also being part of a family away from her family. Jodi is the Office Manager and the person who keeps the clinic running smoothly. She is married and has 2 kids - a son and daughter who many of the clients met since they each spent their first year here at the clinic. Jodi lives with a chihuahua/mini dachshund mix named Sniper, a Dutch Shepherd named Tori, and 2 cats,  Raphael and Greego.  She is also a board member and public relations coordinator for Vested Interest in K9's, Inc. (an organization that helps to provide police dogs with protective vests!).



Tabitha is a certified veterinary technician and joined RSAH in 2005. She grew up in Conneticut and earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from the University of Connecticut. She worked on large horse farms in Pennsylvania and Germany and was employed by several veterinarians in Connecticut before moving to Vermont in 2001. Her favorite part of her job is assisting in all aspects of surgical and dental procedures. Tabitha is married and has an animal family of 2 dogs named Maggie and George as well as 6 cats - Callie, Mikey, Sylvia, Tanner, Simon, and Marilyn. Off the job she is passionate about long distance running, gardening and snowmobiling - on the sleds during the snow season and grooming the trails when they are free of snow.



Carrie joined us in June of 2011. She has a degree in veterinary technology from Vermont Technical College and has worked in vet offices and for an animal shelter before joining us. Her favorite parts of the job are client education and working with the animals. Carrie lives on a dairy farm with her animal family which consists of her dog Raleigh and  cat Bond.   When she's not at work she enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with family and friends. Carrie also passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2014 and is now a Certified Veterinary Technician!



Shellie joined the practice in October 2015 and has been a welcome addition. She has a degree in agriculture from Berea College. Shellie also works in a local emergency veterinary office as well as at Ryegate Small Animal Hospital. Her favorite parts of the job include working with the animals and helping clients on the phone and in person. Shellie has a large family of animals with two St. Bernards, (Ariel and Moose), four cats (Max, Loki, Smokey, and Zoey), and two miniature horses. In her spare time Shellie tries to catch up on her sleep!





Julie joined RSAH in November 2011. She has a degree in Animal Science & Industry and Agricultural Journalism from Kansas State University. Her favorite parts of the job include interacting with the patients and their owners and always offering a smile and a positive attitude. Julie is married with 2 children. She and her family own and operate the N. Haverhill Agway, where she can continue to meet pet owners and other community members. Julie and her family have a springer spaniel named Fletcher and 2 orange cats named Pedro and Gilliagan. Julie also enjoys gardening, sports, walking, reading, cross-stitching, and cooking!



Liz started working at RSAH in October 2014. She has a bachelors degree in Pre-Vet/Biology from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Liz recently moved back to Vermont after living in California for 9 years! While living on the West Coast, she worked at several different animal hospitals, including a veterinary specialty/emergency hospital. Liz lives with her husband Luke, his three children, two dogs (Dexter and Pretty Girl), and one cat (Monty).



Marsha is our clinic cat. While she is advanced in age, she only recently came to live here at RSAH. Marsha remembers a time when she walked to school in 6 feet of snow uphill both ways and was still happy to be going. She considers everyone at the clinic to be her family. Marsha is happiest when she is able to eat many meals per day. She also likes basking in the warmth of a stolen desk chair. Marsha does not mind sharing her home with anybody that will pet her!


Kaitlyn started working at RSAH in March of 2016.  She graduated from the St Johnsbury Academy in June 2016 and plans on becoming a certified veterinary technician in the future.  She lives in Waterford, VT with her family and 5 cats ( Snuggle, Cookie, Chloe, Boo, and Prudence ).  She says her favorite part of the job is holding animals for their appointments.  In her free time, Kait loves to hang with her friends, hiking, and going to concerts.


Jessica started working at RSAH in June of 2016.  She lives in Bradford, VT with her family including two children, a son and a daughter, and the newest addition to their family, a beagle named Mookie.  Jessica is excited to meet all the new ( to her ) patients when they walk through the door and learn so much more about the animals here at RSAH.  Jessica is currently studying for her MTE and in her spare time she loves to watch her children play sports, do crafts, and spend quality time with her family!