Dr. Michelle Rocque

Dr. Michelle Rocque is a native Vermonter whose love of animals convinced her she wanted to be a veterinarian at only three years old. She received a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Rhode Island in animal science and completed her DVM degree at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation in 2003, she and her husband moved to Cape May, New Jersey where she practiced small animal and avian medicine for three years. In 2006, she joined an integrative holistic practice in Westchester County where she utilized numerous holistic therapies to benefit her patients. She has worked as both an associate and relief veterinarian in Dutchess, Putnam, Orange and Westchester counties over the past 8 years, allowing her to become a part of a wide area of the Hudson Valley Community. Her passion in medicine lies especially in nutrition and alternative therapies such as neutraceuticals, homeopathy, and herbal medicine for dogs, cats, birds, and pocket pets. She believes that integrating conventional and holistic medicine offers her clients more options for the treatment of their beloved furry family members. Dr. Rocque’s favorite part of her job is communicating with her clients. She feels that the best care can only be achieved if there is open communication, education, and compassion between herself, her patients and her clients. She has been with her loving husband since they met in college and they are the proud parents of two beautiful girls, two rescue dogs and one rescue cat. She is an avid gardener and is especially proud of her many varieties of herbs.

Christine Pupek

Practice Manager

Christine has 20 years experience of working with teams and creating an environment where clients feel comfortable and welcome as soon as they walk through the door. Originally from New England and the Massachusetts area, Christine relocated to the Hudson Valley ten years ago to build a home with her husband. As a Mom to two active children, she doesn’t have much free time but what she does find she enjoys spending with her family bike riding, hiking around the area and catching a movie whenever a good babysitter is on hand! Her furry family includes 2 cats, Gus and Daisy, her Black Lab mix, Happy, and Basset Hound, Lucy.

Joanne Prairie

Veterinary Assistant

Before getting back into the work force and joining the Full Circle team JoAnne was a stay at home mother to 3 boys. He family is completed by her husband and 2 fur babies, Mia (Husky) and Max (Jack Russell Terrier). She has always had a soft spot for animals all her life and only recently is able to put that love to practical use. JoAnne has worked as an educator since the age of 16, and more recently been a office manager and Karate instructor of a growing martial arts school. She looks forward to caring and offering support to all of the families and pets here at Full Circle.!

Isabella Robert

Veterinary Assistant

Isabella first joined the Full Circle team as she was finishing her freshman year at SUNY Geneseo. She started off as a “shadow,” eventually leading her to an internship position with Dr. Michelle. After graduating from the Pre-Vet program in May 2018, she decided to take a year off from school to focus on her vet school applications, while working at Full Circle as a Veterinary Assistant. Isabella has never imagined herself pursuing any other career and loves being a part of the Full Circle team! She strives to not only be as photogenic as her dog, Sparta, but to create a safe and welcoming environment for our clients and furry friends!


Veterinary Assistant

Jordan first came to Full Circle the summer after his sophomore year at Virginia Tech to “shadow” Dr. Michelle. The following summer, he returned as an intern to gain addition experience and completed his capstone project under the supervision of Dr. Michelle. After graduating from the Animal and Poultry Science program at VT in the Spring of 2021, he decided to take a gap year to focus on applying to vet schools, while gaining valuable experience as a Vet Assistant here at Full Circle. Although Jordan’s grown up without a household pet, he has always had a special connection to animals which ultimately directed him towards this career path.

Rebecca Gordineer

Veterinary Assistant

Rebecca first came to Full Circle to “shadow” Dr. Michelle and see how the Vet Assistants and Technicians worked with clients and pets each day. It wasn’t long before she joined the staff as a Vet Assistant and began helping our furry clients each day. Rebecca is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster veterinary technician program and hopes to complete the program and become a certified tech before much longer! She adopted her beloved dog, Bean, in February 2020 and the two share many outdoor adventures together!

Kim Bartholomew


Kim recently joined Full Circle as a receptionist but she has been an animal lover her whole life. She has always had pets in her life. As a child she brought injured animals to her mother, a nurse, to help and as an adult has rescued more cats than she can count. Kim’s current fur family consists of 4 cats (Mr. Kitty, Tyson, Patch & Peppy) and new puppy, Fiona. Kim knows you can’t buy happiness but can rescue it. When Kim’s not at Full Circle, she is caring for her husband, daughter and son and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.