Deborah Snyder, DVM

Dr. Deborah Snyder graduated from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst with a degree in Zoology and worked in research at the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver.  Three years later she decided to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine and graduated from the Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1986. Dr. Snyder has been practicing in Niskayuna since 1991.

Dr. Snyder is married and has two grown sons who are presently pursuing their careers. Her extended family includes her dog, Sundance, and her cat, Leo, along with several fish.  Dr. Snyder is excited to have her own practice and serving her patients and clients in Niskayuna!

Dr. Snyder’s interests are Internal Medicine and Surgery and Dermatology.



Dr. Cheryl Goeldner graduated from Purdue University with a degree in science in 1999. In 2004 she graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Goeldner has been practicing in the Capital District since 2006.

Dr. Goeldner grew up in the capital district. She has many pets including cats and dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with her many pets, hiking, reading, writing and watching movies.


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christopher roccio, dvm

Dr. Chris Rocchio (pronounced “Rocky-O”) grew up in Bay Shore, New York and graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After graduation, he moved cross-country to Los Angeles, California to complete an internship in Small Animal Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the California Animal Hospital. For the next 6 years, he managed the Anderson Veterinary Hospital in California .

In the year 2000, Dr. Rocchio returned to New York and started the East Greenbush Animal Hospital which is presently a five doctor practice. Dr. Rocchio is excited to be helping manage the River Road Animal Hospital with Dr. Debbie Snyder.

Dr. Rocchio’s interests include stem cell therapy, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery including canine cruciate repair.

Robin Tobin, DVM

Dr. Robin Tobin graduated from New York University in 1978 and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. She has been working in the Capital District for the past 28 years at various veterinary hospitals as a relief veterinarian.

Robin is married to Dr. Dan Tobin and has two grown sons. She likes to play ice hockey, practice yoga and hike in the Adirondacks.

Currently, Dr. Tobin's areas of interest are dentistry, soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology. She looks forward to contributing to the River Road Animal Hospital in a compassionate manner.