518-346-2030 | Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Sun: Closed
518-346-2030 | Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Sun: Closed

Meet Our Team

Veterinarians
Veterinary Staff
Groomer
Office Staff
Kennel Staff
 
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.
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.

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 as well as prenatal and pediatric care.

When she’s not saving lives, Dr. Valin is an avid baker, quilter, and artist!

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 of 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, Licensed Veterinary Technician
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!
Jess, Veterinary Assistant
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!
Elan, Groomer
While Elan is fairly new to our team, she has quickly stolen a place in our hearts! Elan has been grooming for five years 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, Office 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!
Jade, Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant
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.
Lillie, Receptionist
Lillie began at River Road in the Summer of 2019. Lillie loves all things animals and has a special affinity for horses — she graduated with an AS in Equine Studies from SUNY Cobleskill in 2015 and completed her BS in Animal Science in 2016. Lillie’s favorite things outside of work include horseback riding, makeup, and going to concerts. At home, she lives with her husband Mitch and their two dogs, Morty and Kitten.
Matt, Kennel Attendant
Matt has been with River Road since 2019! Matt is an avid animal-lover and talented illustrator. He is passionate about animal behavior and is looking to pursue a certification in dog training! When Matt isn’t working in our kennel, you can find him drawing, playing video games, and spending time with friends and his dog, Rocky!
Anna, Kennel Attendant
Anna is our newest addition to our kennel staff! She has a background in veterinary medicine and loves working with animals. Anna’s favorite part of her job is conducting Doggie Daycare — she says she loves getting to know all our frequent flyers and going home knowing that she was able to provide exercise and enrichment for our daycare participants. Talk about a dream job!