Meet The Team
Melissa Grech-Attard, DVM
Dr. Grech was raised in Orange County, New York. 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. 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 in January of 2010. 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 Pointers, spend time with her daughter, husband and horses, and also lend a hand at the local humane societies and rescue groups.
Dr. Sarah Halpern, DVM
Dr. Sarah Halpern was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Central NJ. She attended Brandeis University in Massachusetts for her undergraduate studies, then attended Kansas State University where she obtained her veterinary degree. She has spent the last 7 years practicing in Maryland, and is very excited to be returning to her New York roots. Dr. Halpern’s special interests include animal behavior, internal medicine, dentistry, and feline medicine. When not at the clinic, Dr. Halpern enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, and 3 cats, as well as playing volleyball, doing puzzles, and reading.
Mike McCabe, LVT
Mike was born and raised in the Hudson valley. He attended SUNY Ulster where he earned an associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014, and has been working as a licensed vet tech ever since. He has worked with dogs,cats as well as farm animals. In the spring of 2023 Mike graduated from SUNY Canton with a bachelors degree in Veterinary Hospital Administration. In his free time Mike likes to spend time with his friends and family and his dog Harvey. He also likes to attend sporting events and go to the local breweries.
Senior Client Care Specialist
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.
Head Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ethan Franks, LVT
Ethan first began his career in veterinary medicine working for a private veterinary hospital specializing in domestic animals. While getting his Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology, Ethan was able to work in a variety of settings ranging from the Amazon Rainforest to the Central Park Zoo. In his spare time, Ethan loves going on hikes with his family dog Lucy.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Cassia Bodon, LVT
Cassia has dreamed of owning her own sanctuary for as long as she can remember. She has a special interest in animal behavior and rehabilitation. Cassia has two dogs, her little guy, Cleco, and her bigger guy, Newt. Newt gets his namesake from her favorite movie series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In her free time, Cassia enjoys reading and working on her art.
Veterinary Technician Assistant
Ekaterina (Kat) started her veterinary career in Russia after graduating from Moscow Veterinary Academy with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine. In 2013 she moved to New Jersey and has been working in the veterinary practice since. Her fields of interest include Ultrasound and Dermatology. Kat continued her education to become a licensed veterinary technician. She enjoys archery, photography, art, being a mother, and spending her time with family and friends.
Veterinary Assistant/ Client Care Specialist
Veronika graduated from Cornell University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. She is pursuing a career as a veterinarian. Her love and fascination with all animals since she was a little girl made veterinary medicine a perfect fit. She lives in a full house with 3 cats and 2 dogs. In her free time she enjoys reading, camping, going to the beach, and being her cats’ servant!
Ginelle has loved animals all her life, which made her want to work in the animal field. She has worked in multiple veterinary hospitals since 2004. She grew up in Kingston, NY and graduated from Kingston High School. She currently has 1 dog and 2 cats. In her free time she loves spending it with her husband and son in Walden. When they are not home they love traveling.
Veterinary Technician Assistant/Client Care Specialist
Sarah graduated in 2021 from SUNY Cobleskill with a degree in Animal Industry with a concentration in Canine Training. She has been involved with animals her whole life, from raising dairy goats to dog training. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her dog Kimber.
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