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 2021 will proudly mark 32 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 Championships 7 years in a row. He also enjoys appearing onstage in local community theater productions whenever possible.
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
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 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.
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 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.
Nicole is enrolled at Arlington High School as a junior. She started working at LaGrange Veterinary Hospital in 2020. Ever since she was a young girl she's loved being around and helping animals. Nicole is on the Arlington Varsity volleyball team.
Kara is thrilled to join the team at LaGrange Veterinary Hospital as Veterinary Technician! She has loved animals since she was little and has always known she'd want to work with them. She is currently enrolled in the AVMA/CVTEA-accredited veterinary technician program at Penn Foster and expects to graduate in May. She is a proud pet mom of two Newfoundlands, a ferret and bearded dragon.
Our current COVID-19 protocol permits one vaccinated, masked person to accompany the pet into the hospital. When you get here, please call from the parking lot to let us know you are here. We will follow up with a few questions and further instructions on whether or how you may enter with your pet. For clients who arrive with children or dependent adults, our lobby is not an appropriate place for them to wait during your pet’s visit.
When you enter our hospital, please make sure you are wearing a well-fitting mask that covers your mouth and your nose. You will be required to wear your mask over your mouth and nose for the entirety of your time in the hospital.
For unvaccinated clients, clients who arrive with children or dependent adults, or clients who prefer not to wear a mask, our curbside protocol remains in effect: a member of our staff will meet you outside to bring your pet in while you wait outside. Once he is done with his exam, Dr. Breite will call you on your cell phone to discuss exam findings, recommendations, results and next steps as well as answer any questions you may have, and your pet will be returned to you. All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in a carrier.
For prescription diet and medication needs, we ask that clients call ahead to make your request so that we can get your product ready and take payment over the phone. Then, when you arrive to collect it, call from the parking lot to let us know you are here. We will leave your food or medication for you outside the exit door for you to pick up. You may also order your pet’s medication and food for home delivery through our online pharmacy.
If you have any questions regarding your pet’s health please call us at 845-473-9121.