Phone: (518) 346-2030 | Mon - Fri: 7:30AM - 6PM* | Sat, Sun: Closed | *Closed daily from 12:30 - 1:30 for lunch.

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We will be closed the third Thursday of every month from 8-9 am for a full staff meeting. During this time, we will not be available by phone and there will be no access to our building. Surgery admissions will be from 7:30-8 am on these mornings.

Meet Our Team

Rebecca Glock, DVM

Rebecca was born right here in Niskayuna and went to Scotia-Glenville schools. She started her college career at SUNY Cobleskill before transferring to The Ohio State University to finish her bachelor’s and attend Veterinary school. Before joining us, Rebecca worked in a mixed animal practice seeing a wide variety of animals in the Adirondacks but decided that she would like to move closer to home and focus her skills on companion animals. Rebecca is married to her high school sweetheart Chris and the two of them share a home with two dogs and two cats. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Glock is passionate about cooking, crocheting, and video games.

Mandy Valin, DVM

Dr. Valin graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with degrees in both Biology and Biochemistry before moving on to pursue her Doctorate at Ross University of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in dentistry and internal medicine and is passionate about client education.

In addition to treating dogs and cats, Dr. Valin also serves as River Road's resident exotic pet veterinarian, and is comfortable seeing a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and rodents.

When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Valin enjoys spending her time baking, tango dancing, and perfecting her art!

Casey DiCioccio, DVM

Dr. Casey DiCioccio grew up in Clinton, NY surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, and cows. She became a veterinarian because she has always had a passion for helping pets and their people. She attended the University of Findlay in Ohio for her undergraduate education as a dual major in Animal Science/Pre-Vet and Biology. She then attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine for her doctorate degree.

Dr. Casey's professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine and preventative medicine. She is also a fear free certified practitioner who works to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets. Dr. Casey lives with her Aussie mix, Border Collie mix, and cat. They never fail to brighten her day! Her personal interests include horse riding, live music, drinking coffee, enjoying nature and playing with her dogs and cat.

Elyse, LVT

Elyse began at River Road back in 2015 as a kennel attendant and decided to pursue a career in animal medicine shortly thereafter! Originally a web designer with a BFA in graphic design, Elyse went back to school for her AS in Veterinary Technology, and earned her license in April of 2021, officially making her an LVT. When she’s not at the hospital, you can almost always catch Elyse outdoors — camping, hiking, horseback riding — and never without her dog Chillona too far behind!

Greta, LVT

Greta started working with us as a veterinary technician in May 2019, but was no stranger to River Road — she did her small animal internship here when she was in school back in 2013! Greta graduated from SUNY Delhi with an AS in Veterinary Technology in May 2014 and acquired her license that July. When she isn’t at work, Greta loves being outdoors and spending time with her family, her chihuahua Lucy, and her three chinchillas: Biscuit, Cookie, and Muffin!

Lorin, LVT

Lorin joined River Road in the Summer of 2021, but she is no stranger to veterinary medicine! She has been practicing as a technician for 22 years! She graduated from LaGuardia Community College with her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2000. She has a long history in shelter medicine — an essential and incredible corner of veterinary medicine responsible for the treatment of homeless pets. Lorin loves all aspects of animal care and takes a special interest in surgery and client communication. She says that her passion for animal welfare is what brought her to this field, and it shows it the way she interacts with her patients every single day.

Lorin shares her home with two dogs, four cats, and a colony of very adorable domestic rats!

On her days off, you can almost always catch Lorin enjoying some live music or spending time with her animals!

Jess, VA

Jess originally went to school for Dental Hygiene before deciding that working with animals was the path for her. Jess has been working in animal medicine since 2013 and began her career at River Road back in 2017 as a veterinary assistant. At home, she and her husband Luke enjoy the company of a variety of animals — their two dogs, Owen and Paisley, their hedgehogs, and a kingsnake!

Jade, VA

Jade began at River Road in the Summer of 2018. She has a BA in English Literature with a minor in Deaf Studies from SUNY New Paltz. However, since she was a teenager, she has always gravitated towards working with animals. She is our resident vegan, exotic animal lover, and bully breed enthusiast — she shares her home with her pit-bull mix Gus, a green iguana, a bearded dragon, and several species of tarantula! When she isn’t at the hospital, Jade enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her friends. Jade is passionate about veterinary medicine and animal welfare and is currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology.

Anna, VA

Anna started her career at River Road in 2020 as a kennel attendant. She quickly realized that she wanted to learn more about animal medicine, and has since moved up to assist our veterinarians and technicians!

Anna loves learning new things every day and seeing just how deep veterinary medicine goes! She is quickly learning that she loves the laboratory aspect of her job the most, and connecting with and comforting her patients while they’re here in the hospital.

Outside of work, Anna loves being outdoors, going to concerts, and spending time with her family and friends.

Noelle, VA

Noelle graduated from Adirondack Community College in 2021 with a concentration in Graphic Design. She originally had plans to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology, but the program was unfortunately cancelled! She found her way back to veterinary medicine anyway, and intends to pursue a degree in Animal Health and Behavior at Unity College.

Noelle shares her home with two dogs: an American Staffordshire Terrier named Athena and a Cane Corso named Luca (she loves the "Bully Breeds!"), as well as four sweet kitties named Kylo, Timber, Willow, and Salem. She's also a fan of exotic pets! She keeps both freshwater and saltwater fish in addition to a tortoise named Burger and a leopard gecko named Grim!

Outside of work, Noelle spends much of her time hiking, skating, and playing video games.

Elan, Groomer

Elan has been grooming professionally since 2016 and her passion for what she does is obvious in every dog that leaves her salon. Elan is well versed in grooming dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments, and always exercises incredible patience and kindness with every pet that touches her table. At home, she lives with four dogs of her own — it is clear that she has made loving and pampering pooches her entire life! When she isn’t grooming, Elan likes playing video games and spending time with her friends.

Shelby, Practice Manager

Shelby has a background in veterinary medicine and received her degree in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Canton in 2012. She began her career at River Road back in 2013 as a veterinary technician. After a short time away, she came back in 2017 and decided office management was more her style, and has been with us ever since! Outside of work, Shelby enjoys reading, playing video games, and spending time with her tortoise and hamster!

Nadia, Receptionist

Nadia is originally from Pensacola, Florida, but we are so glad that she decided to relocate to upstate New York! Nadia joined RRAH in July of 2021 and was completely new to the world of veterinary medicine, but that hasn't stopped her from becoming one of our most reliable team members! She loves helping pet parents and their animals and getting to learn new things every day. She says that the puppies and kittens aren't a bad perk of the job, either! Nadia shares her home with her husband and their Aussie-Doodle puppy, Onyx. She likes to spend her free time singing, playing video games, and studying the Bible.

Maddy, Receptionist

Maddy joined the River Road family in October of 2021! She currently serves as one of our beloved receptionists. She has more than three years of experience in veterinary medicine and loves getting to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their owners.

Maddy is one of our resident “cat people!” She and her wife Amanda share their home with three adorable kitties: Elphie, Mister, and Thistel!

Outside of work, Maddy enjoys spending much of her time baking, cooking, and geo-caching.

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