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Welcome! We here at Montgomery Veterinary Hospital believe in the best quality medicine and fear-free veterinary visits for both dogs and cats. Call us today to learn more about our visits, our services and the discounts we offer!





Routine annual physical exams and consults to help keep your pet stay healthier longer.



Microchip packages including your first year registration free.



We stay up-to-date with the most current vaccine protocols and AVMA recommendations.


From routine spay and neuters to mass removals and abdominal surgeries, we offer procedures that stay within your budget.



USDA Category 2 Accreditation for Interstate and International Health Certificates for both small and large animals.



We offer emergency services during business hours.

Behavior Consultations


45 minute behavioral consultation to address your pet's specific needs and concerns



Affordable dental cleaning including scaling, polishing and oral surgery.  Also providing non-anesthetic dental cleanings by licensed and trained dental technicians.



Multiple discounts including multiple pet discounts, commuter, senior and military to name a few.



Services provided in the comfort of your own home. 



Free home delivery and option to set up auto-ship for your pet's every day products, diets , holistic supplements and more. 


                   718 River Road

                   Montgomery, NY 12549

Tel:  845-457-4082

Fax: 845-457-9414




WEDNESDAY 9AM-1PM (no appointments)








Montgomery Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1989 by Dr. James "Jim" Fischer.  Jim put his heart and soul into the hospital forming it into one of the most reputable hospitals in Orange County today.  His veterinary skills and dedication to the animals was steadfast and unmistakable.  His compassion and commitment were unwavering.

Jim, without a doubt, loved what he did.  We, here at Montgomery Veterinary Hospital, love what we do.  We lost our founder on January 9, 2016 but our commitment to the hospital, and continuing his legacy, is as strong as ever.

We have restructured the hospital.  You will see the same old faces working behind the scenes but you will also see several new faces.  We will have a new team to assist you and your pet’s healthcare needs.  From general wellness, dentistry, spay and neuter, surgeries, to in depth diagnostics.  We hope to address all your pet’s healthcare needs as faithfully as we have in the past.



Melissa Grech-Attard, DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Grech was raised in Orange County, New York and after a stint in California came to realize that her calling was here in the Hudson Valley Region.  Growing up, she was involved in the local horseback riding club, G&M, from the age of four until she went off to college at seventeen.  For as long as she can remember, she has had a passion for helping people with their animals, be they horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, or any other fur baby.


Dr. Grech graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. She went on to St. Kitts, where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, followed by her clinical year, which she completed at Auburn University in January of 2010.


Following graduation, she opened a mixed animal practice in Malta, Europe where she met her husband, Charles. Together, they returned to New York where she worked at the NYRA circuit of Thoroughbred racing at Belmont, Aqueduct, and Saratoga.


Dr. Grech has special interests in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and diagnostic imaging. She is also a certified dog trainer specializing in obedience and anxiety-caused behaviors. Above all, she strives to offer down-to-earth, honest, and passionate care to her patients and clients. In her spare time, she loves to find adventure with her beloved German Shorthaired Pointer and daughter, spend time with her horses, and lend a hand at the local humane societies.

Joceyln Vadala

Office Manager


Jocelyn first began caring for animals in the rescue world and worked very closely with many veterinarians and veterinary technicians. This exposure to the medical side of animal care made a huge impression and she knew she wanted to grow her skillset and help all of the pets she possibly could. Jocelyn makes it her mission everyday to make all visitors to the hospital feel welcome with a smile and a tasty treat. She currently lives in Pine Bush with her cats Ra, Princess, Pip and Squeak.

Shara Vu

Lead Veterinary Assistant/Technician

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Shara grew up on a small dairy farm in Wallkill. Her love of animals started at a very young age helping her father take care of cows, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. She has been working In the veterinary field since she was 16 years old. Her passion has always been caring for dogs and cats in the field of small animal care, as a veterinarian technician.  If she's not home snuggling with her cats, you'll find her driving around with her dog Sushi in search for new places to walk or at local dog parks for some puppy playtime. 

Kristy Krzyzak

Lead Receptionist


Kristy lives in NJ with her husband, three children, and their dogs Balto and Steele. She loves camping, photography, and being outdoors.

Lauren LaRocca



Lauren has a Performing Arts degree but always found herself volunteering with animals. She began working in the animal care field back in 2012. She has worked in different shelters and rescues throughout the Hudson Valley taking care of both cats and dogs. Most recently, she was working for a large sanctuary with a focus in feral cat socialization and rehabilitation. Lauren has a passion for animals and is excited to be back at Montgomery Veterinary Hospital. 

Kayla Clairmont

Licensed Veterinary Technician


Kayla has recently moved back to the area to be with her family. She graduated Anthem college with an associates of animal science and have worked with all types of animals from dogs and cats to kangaroos and ducks. She enjoys wildlife rehabilitation(raccoons are her favorite) and she looks forward to being able to do that up here as well. In her spare time she really enjoys home projects with her fiancé and fishing with her daughter and granddaughter. 

Natalie Rodriguez
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionst

Natalie has been an animal lover since she was younger and is currently studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has had 2 dogs, chickens and a rabbit. In her free time she loves to be playing with her dog and rabbit. 


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