The team of Dr. Deborah Snyder and Dr. Chris Rocchio with their combined 40 years of veterinary experience, are proud to offer the people and pets of Niskayuna and the Capital District a choice for quality and compassionate veterinary health care.


Our Mission

To care for our patients with compassion and excellence.

Our Facility

After practicing in the town of Niskayuna for almost 20 years, Dr. Deborah Snyder opened River Road Animal Hospital in 2010, a 5600 square foot, state of the art facility.  The previous home of River Road Internal Medicine has been completely renovated to meet the needs of our “four-legged” patients.  The open floor plan, is designed to maximize comfort and to minimize stress for both the patients and their owners. The spacious lobby with comfortable seating, and soothing décor makes a trip to the vet a more pleasant experience.

Our dedication to cleanliness will make you doubt you’re at the vet!   All of our exam rooms are tastefully decorated and painted in neutral tones to provide more of “living room atmosphere” instead of the usual sterile, medical feel.  We have made every effort to make your visit a pleasurable experience for you and your pet.

The River Road Animal Hospital facility was built with your pet’s safety in mind.  The entire facility is thermo-controlled with central heat and air-conditioning.  A state of the art burglar and fire alarm protect all areas of the hospital.  The boarding kennel is completely enclosed and climate controlled and will keep noise from thunderstorms to a minimum.  We all know how stressful those storms can be to our pets!

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