Meet Our Team

Rebecca Glock, DVM, Medical Director

Dr. Glock is a New York Native! She was born right here in Niskayuna and went to Scotia-Glenville schools growing up. 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 River Road, Dr. Glock worked in a mixed animal practice seeing a wide variety of animals in the Adirondacks, including horses, cows, and pigs! She ultimately decided that she would like to move closer to home and focus her skills on companion animals. Her areas of expertise include Preventative Medicine, Wound Management, and Palliative Care.

Dr. Glock is married to her high school sweetheart, Chris, and the two of them share a home with their two dogs, Cooper and Sadie, and two cats, Corvo and Q. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Glock is spends much of her free time cooking, crocheting, and playing video games with her husband.

Dr. Cheryl Goeldner

Dr. Goeldner grew up in Delmar, NY, and attended Purdue University for her undergraduate degree. She also attended Purdue University for her doctorate in veterinary medicine and graduated in 2024. She has special interests in feline medicine, acupuncture, holistic medicine and end of life care.

Outside of work, she enjoys walking, hiking, spending time with her pets, and rock/crystal collection.

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. At work, she most enjoys anesthesiology and surgical nursing.

On her off-time, Greta loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and perusing her local plant shops. She also shares her home with three chinchillas — Biscuit, Cookie, and Muffin!

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 Veterinary Medicine since 2013 and began her career at River Road back in 2017 as a veterinary assistant. Her professional interests include exotic animal medicine and client education.

At home, she and her husband Luke enjoy the company of a variety of animals — their two dogs, Owen and Paisley — as well as two snakes, Kreuger and Vanya. When she’s not at the hospital, you’ll usually find Jess curled up watching a scary movie or attending a local reptile expo.

Jade, VA, LVT Student

Jade received her BA in English Literature and Deaf Studies from SUNY New Paltz in 2015, but decided to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine only a year later, getting her first job as a kennel attendant at a small animal practice in Connecticut. She joined RRAH in 2018 and is currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology. Her professional interests include dentistry, phlebotomy, hematology, and exotic animal medicine. When she’s not with patients, she also runs RRAH’s social media pages!

She and her husband Glen share their home with their dog, Gus, a green iguana named Neech, a snake named Dante, two treefrogs named Gert and Sprout, and a variety of tarantulas and scorpions!

Outside of the hospital, you can usually find Jade reading, playing tabletop games, hiking, or camping.

Noëlle, VA, LVT Student

Noëlle joined our team in May of 2021. She graduated from Adirondack Community College in 2021 with a concentration in Graphic Design before finding her way to Veterinary Medicine! She is currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology. Her professional interests include laboratory medicine, radiology, sonography, and animal behavior.

Noëlle shares her home with two dogs named Luca and Athena, as well as five sweet kitties named Kylo, Willow, Salem, Barley, and Binx. She's also a fan of exotic pets! She keeps both freshwater and saltwater fish in addition to a tortoise, Burger, and leopard gecko, Grim.

Outside of work, Noëlle 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.

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, Onyx. She likes to spend her free time singing, playing video games, and studying the Bible.

Elyse, Lead LVT, Hospital Manager

“River Road Animal Hospital has been a steadfast fixture in my life from the moment I came to the East Coast almost ten years ago. Before I finished unpacking my boxes, I was working in River Road’s kennel, supervising doggie daycare and cleaning litter boxes. I never imagined then what my relationship with this hospital would become — a vessel through which my lifelong love for animals would be channeled into a career.

Since my start at River Road, I’ve climbed the ladder from kennel attendant to veterinary assistant, to veterinary technician, to lead LVT, to where I am now as the hospital manager. I have worked in and intimately understand every corner of this practice and have witnessed many stages of its life. I have seen it through highs and lows and stuck with it through various growing pains. Since entering this field, I have worked in several specialties, including emergency and critical care, exotic animal medicine, and wildlife rehabilitation, and I have continued to come back to River Road because of our amazing team of talented and compassionate individuals and the love I have for our patients and clients.

I know that River Road is capable of great things. We have been among the many hospitals impacted by the nationwide shortage of veterinary professionals, and we have had to suspend some of our ancillary services, like boarding and weekend hours, in response. I have seen the impact this has had on our clients and have been working diligently to bring back these services that helped make River Road the staple that it’s become in this community. I pride myself in taking care of both my patients and their parents and hope that our clients always feel comfortable coming to me with feedback. I look forward to continuing to serve you and your beloved pets.”

Elyse’s professional interests include phlebotomy, laboratory science, emergency medicine, and senior pet care. When she’s not at the hospital, you can almost always catch Elyse outdoors — camping, hiking, horseback riding — and never without her Chihuahua, Chillona, too far behind!