Marshall Breite, DVM Dr. Breite graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. After working at several multi-person practices, he opened the Lagrange Veterinary Hospital in 1989. August of 2019 will proudly mark 30 years at the same location.
Dr. Breite's motto is “Thoroughness and Thoughtfulness,” and he applies it equally to his patients and their owners. With nearly four decades of invaluable experience in veterinary medicine, Dr. Breite prides himself on being an excellent generalist veterinarian; very similar to a Family Practitioner in Human Medicine. Accordingly, his fundamental goal is to consistently provide your beloved pet with the best care possible and to always let you rest assured that you have left them in the best hands possible.
When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Breite is a passionate obstacle course racer and has qualified for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship five years in a row. He also enjoys appearing onstage in local community theater productions whenever possible. Veterinarian Janet Nurre Janet started her dream job at LaGrange Veterinary Hospital in 2013. Previously, she served for seven years marketing the Hudson Valley's tourism, business and civic interests with the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to combine a love for animals with a calling for customer service in an environment that genuinely promotes pet health and client satisfaction. It is a true pleasure to come to work every day!
In her free time she enjoys participating in the local community theater scene—you can find her onstage or backstage at least once a year—and hiking in the Shawangunks, Hudson Highlands and Catskill Mountains, with the occasional Adirondack peak thrown in for good measure. Office Manager, Full Time Receptionist Gina Repetti, LVT Gina has been assisting Dr. Breite since 2014 at Lagrange Veterinary Hospital. She has always been interested in animal behavior and care, so when she learned SUNY Ulster was offering a new vet tech program she registered immediately. She was a single mother of a ten year old girl when she graduated in 2006 with an Associates in Applied Science. Upon graduation she began working in an exotic and small animal practice. She became licensed in 2007 and began a career in animal rescue at the UCSPCA.
During her journey to LaGrange Vet she spent time studying dog behavior and obedience, apprenticed to a highly reputable trainer in the area, and found a special connection with canines. She moved back to Dutchess County in 2013 and started working with Dr. Breite shortly after. Gina strives to make every patient's visit as pleasant and stress-free as possible in the sometimes uncomfortable hospital setting.
She currently resides with her boyfriend and three wonderful rescue mutts (her favorite breed). They are also owned by a crazy cockatoo. She likes to spend her free time hiking with her crew in the beautiful Catskills and renovating their new home. Veterinary Technician Darcy McCourt Darcy has been our part time receptionist for the past 11 years. She’s also been a client at Lagrange Veterinary Hospital since 1994 when her husband Doug and two children moved to the area. She loves animals and has always had an assortment of dogs and cats. Her daughter Erin followed that lead and worked with Dr. Breite for 7 years while in school and college. She’s now a veterinarian in Maryland!
Darcy also works for Abilities First, Inc. as their Director of New Program Development. After Graduating from SUNY Potsdam she has spent the last 37 years working in a variety of roles to help people live the life they choose to have. She has three teaching certificates (K-12) but found that real life education and advocacy for persons with disabilities became a passion. She has worked in, managed, directed and developed small and large programs for adults and children with many types of disabilities. As the Director of New Program Development for Abilities First she has assisted all Abilities First Programs in the development, expansion and growth of their programs.
When not at work she spends time with family, kids and pets. She travels whenever possible, loves the Caribbean and is proud to have run 38 half marathons and one marathon. Part Time Receptionist Megan King Megan joined the staff of LaGrange Veterinary Hospital in 2012, while studying at Dutchess Community College. Since then she completed her Bachelor of Science in Geology at SUNY New Paltz. She resides in Poughquag with her family dogs Bear and Shelby, and is owned by her cats Taj and Feivel. Veterinary Assistant Jennifer Davis Jennifer is a lifelong resident of Dutchess County and has worked in the banking and medical industries. She graduated from Arlington High School and Dutchess County Boces Vocational School. Jennifer is married with 2 children and has a large extended family. She also manages the Radiation Oncology Department at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital and loves working with cancer patients and animals. Part Time Receptionist Rebecca Tamagna Rebecca has been working for Lagrange Veterinary Hospital for over two years. She is responsible for cleaning and assisting Dr. Breite during appointments. She currently attends SUNY Ulster, and is enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program. Rebecca resides with her dog Miko and her cat Milo. Veterinary Assistant Julia Sperling Julia is currently enrolled at Arlington High School as a junior. She started working at Lagrange Veterinary Hospital in 2018. All her life she has wanted to help animals and people; since she was little she has wanted to go into the veterinary field, inspired by her childhood dog Maisy. Now, Julia has pet fish and a cat named Nala. In her free time she plays soccer with her team, bakes with her family and cooks with her mom. Veterinary Assistant