Reservoir Veterinary Hospital, Shokan, NY 12481 - Meet The Team

Reservoir Veterinary Hospital

3197 State Hwy 28, po box 231
Shokan, NY 12481


Meet The Team



Office Manager

Laurel has 23 years of experience working in the veterinary profession. She has loved animals since she was a small child. Laurel finds working with animals and their pet parents to be very gratifying. There has been much joy and sadness over the years, but the ability to help just one pet is always rewarding to Laurel.

Laurel lives with a 45 year old Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrot and a very bossy cat, who allow her to share their home.



Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Debra grew up on a 5 acre farm on the once rural Staten Island NY. Her family raised Horses, Chickens, and prized German Shepherds (descended from the famous Rin-Tin-Tin), and her Grandfather taught her from a very early age how to plant and nurture tomato plants. A classic black and white photo sits atop her home office desk branded with the memory of a 4 year old Debra driving an old Gravely Tractor (she still owns!) with the farm wagon in tow.

Debra's love of animals grew and her experiences expanded to include not only domestic animals and livestock but reptiles as well. A beautiful red, Corn Snake won her a coveted recognition in her Junior High Science Fair in 1970, due in part she believes just from the novelty of a girl handling a Snake back then. Currently Debra owns and maintains Quack'n'Holler Farm (Rondout Valley Grower's Association Member) in Olivebridge, raising organically grown vegetables, ADGA registered Nubian Dairy Goats, Chickens, Royal Palm Turkeys, and cares for a retired 17H registered Thoroughbred Race Horse. Debra raised 5 amazing children, all born at home, and is now an active and energetic Grandmother to 3 Granddaughters.

Aside from her Vet Tech courses at UCCC, Debra earned a Cum Laude Bachelor's Degree from Marist College (Criminal Justice/Sociology/Paralegal) in 2004, is a NY Licensed Insurance Broker, Ordained and NYC Licensed Wedding Officiant (, and is the biggest fan of her recording artist, Lead/Rhythm Guitarist husband's music. Filled with deep reverence and gratitude for this terrific and mysterious life and abundant Earth, Debra feels thrilled to be part of such a dynamic family here at RVH.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!


Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!