Patient Care Staff
Meghan S. Carlucci
Meghan has worked for over 15 years in the animal medical technology field. She is a licensed veterinary technician and has extensive training and experience in the area of veterinary anesthesia and surgery. Meghan's resume includes years of experience in a multi-specialty referral hospital. Her responsibilities at RVD include surgical anesthesia and technical assistance in the surgical suite, intradermal skin testing, video otoscopy procedures, wound management, phlebotomy, and clinical case management. Meghan's skills also crossover into the clinical arena where she is now available for "technician appointments" in the management of chronic dermatologic disorders. She has four dogs and one cat.
Meaghan has over 15 years of experience in the specialty animal health care field in the New Jersey area. Her areas of expertise are in anesthesia and surgery as well as clinical examination assistance. She brings a balance to the surgical team to insure the safety of the pet during routine or more extensive procedures. Our surgical support staff, Meaghan Trulock and Meghan Carlucci, provide the highest quality monitoring for all surgical patients with a well practiced team approach. Meaghan is also trained in the area of phlebotomy and clinical laboratory assistance. She has an interest in animal rehabilitation and is working toward a biology major at William Patterson University. Meaghan has one cat and a beagle that she enjoys taking on environmental hikes.
Nancy has completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and is a graduate of SUNY Ulster's Veterinary Technology Program. Nancy brings expertise in clinical microscopy, case management/patient care, and surgical monitoring. She enjoys animals of all kinds and truly cares for their well being and health. Nancy spends her free time eventing and trail riding her thoroughbred as well as playing ultimate Frisbee and hiking. She shares her home with two perfect cats.
Elizabeth "Liz" has been a veterinary technician for over 10 years. She has an associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and has advanced training in phlebotomy. Liz came to RVD in 2012 with the highest praise from her previous employers. She was characterized as "diligent, trusting, dedicated, hardworking, motivated, focused, and reliable". We completely agree. Her demeanor and positive attitude mirror her skill as a medical professional. Liz enjoys listening to live music and long motorcycle rides. She has a lifelong love of fostering baby animals and owns 8 "rescue" cats and a pit bull named Marcus.
Safa Kaykay has worked in the veterinary field for over six years. She has extensive experience in specialty referral medicine. Safa has worked with Dr. Helton-Rhodes for four years and brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of business administration, office systems management, and client communication. Safa has an associates degree in business from Berkeley. She is responsible not only for office administration and inventory, but functions as a liason for communication between the client and medical staff at Riverdale Veterinary Dermatology. She is a wizard with computer programs and has formulated many of the Word documents in use at the Riverdale office.
Isa Rodrigues has worked with Dr. Helton-Rhodes' veterinary dermatology practice for five years and counting. She has exceptional communication skills and has been instrumental in developing many of the informational materials. Safa and Isa have formed an effective team approach to the administrative activities of the office and will keep the staff informed of current issues involving office administration and client interaction. Isa is the first person the client will meet when visiting our office and she is always courteous and patient. Her excellent communication skills reflect our goal of exceptional client/patient care at Riverdale Veterinary Dermatology.
* A note about the staff at RVD by Dr. Helton Rhodes: