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Get to Know the Rest of Our Staff


Meet Our Receptionists

Sue Dungan

Sue is a long time resident of New Paltz, New York! She has been a receptionist here at Compassion Veterinary Center of New Paltz since 2007! Sue is a cat lover and she has several of her own at home.

Debra Rodriguez

Debra was born and raised in Southern California and has lived there until only recently. She moved to New York in June 2011. She has been happily married for 32 years and has two children and one granddaughter. Debra has had animals all her life, from parakeets to horses. Currently, she has two dogs, whose names are Reese and Lola.

Meet Our Kennel Attendants

Jessica Earl

Jessica has lived in New Paltz her whole life.  She grew up in a family that always included two or three pets (mainly cats and dogs), so naturally she developed a love for animals.  Jessica says she finds working with animals to be very rewarding and she enjoys working here at Compassion Veterinary Center, so much that she is pursuing getting her vet tech license!  Jessica also does some pet sitting as well.  Picture coming soon!

Christina Ragonese

Bio coming soon!

Meet Our Resident Animals

waylon the cat


Waylon has been living at Compassion Veterinary for longer than we can remember.  We are guessing that he is around 15-17 years old.  He started off as a feral cat that lived outside our practice and would never let people touch him in his younger days. We had to catch him with a have-a-heart trap to bring him in and neuter, vaccinate, and do dental work on him over the years, but in October of 2015 we decided he was just to old to live outside in the winter, so we brought him in and in he has stayed since. At first he was very nervous, but has since turned into the biggest love!  If you are here visiting us at Compassion Veterinary you might catch a glimpse of our dear Waylon wandering around, but if you don't see him you might just hear him for he likes to do lots of wailing hence his name.