Dr. Lauren Roginski
Dr. Lauren Roginski is excited to be the new owner of Valley Veterinary Hospital. After graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2002, Dr. Roginski spent 8 years at the Ringwood Animal Hospital in New Jersey. She joined the Valley Veterinary Hospital in 2012 and enjoys the people and animals she gets to see each day.
Dr. Dawn Lasko
Dr. Dawn Lasko returns to Valley Veterinary Hospital from Bethel CT, where she practiced for 14 years. She is native to Pleasant Valley, and worked as an assistant at Valley Vet prior to veterinary school. She studied at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her DVM degree in 2002.
Dr. Ashley Kopeikin
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ashley Kopeikin to Valley Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Kopeikin is relocating to the Hudson Valley with her husband and one year old son, and of course Quigley, their Australian Shepherd mix. Dr. Kopeikin was raised in Illinois, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2010. She has worked in both the fields of small and large animal medicine in Illinois and Massachusetts. Dr. Kopeikin and her husband love to travel and have adventures, cook unusual foods, and go on hikes and runs! They are looking forward to enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Hudson Valley.
We are happy and excited for her to be joining our Valley Veterinary Hospital team and family. We are confident you’ll enjoy meeting her and working with her!
Dr. Melissa Murdock
We are happy to support Dr. Murdock as she pursues further studies at The Ohio State University. At OSU, she will be working on her Master’s Degree and Certification in veterinary anesthesia and pain management. Valley Vet has always been her home, and she is sad to leave us, but very excited to start a new chapter in her life. She would like to thank the staff at Valley Vet, and also all the pet owners and patients that contributed to her experiences. It has been an amazing year filled with tears, laughter, and lots of learning!
We wish Dr. Murdock all the best!
Dr. Michael S. Murphy
After practicing Veterinary Medicine for over 37 years, and owning Valley Vet for 28 years, Dr. Murphy has retired. He is happy to have his legacy live on under the ownership of Dr. Lauren Roginski. He continues to reside in the Hudson Valley, but will be pursuing his many interests of hiking, running, and camping. He also plans to spend time traveling with his wife, and visiting with his children and grandchildren.