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Our Team

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 22 years.

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 loves to cook. 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’ is not currently seeing new patients.


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 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!).


Alicia Joined out team as a Client Service Representative in 2021. She comes to us after a successful career as a pastry chef. Alicia still enjoys baking both personally and professionally at home. She has been a great addition to our team and truly enjoys working with our awesome clients and their pets. In her spare time Alicia likes to spend time in her garden growing flowers and veggies.


Abby is a bright and talented Veterinary Technician who joined us in June of 2022. She graduated with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from the University of New Hampshire in 2022. She loves working with our patients and getting to know their pet parents.


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 lives with her husband Luke, his three children, two dogs (Dexter and Pretty Girl), and one cat (Monty).


Dani is a talented and skilled veterinary technician who has been with us since March 2022. Dani loves working with pets of all shapes and sizes and brings a wealth of experience with her. In her spare time Dani loves to ride her motorcycle and enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Vermont and New Hampshire.


Shellie has been with us since 2015 and is always a delight to have around. You probably recognize her as the voice of the clinic if you call on Wednesdays. Shellie is a career veterinary technician and also works at PEAK veterinary referral center. She enjoys cooking, driving horses, and her three St. Bernards!