About Our Staff


office manager


Safa Kaykay has worked in the veterinary field for over ten years. She has extensive experience in specialty referral medicine. Safa has worked with RVD for over eight 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, but functions as a liaison for communication between the client and medical staff at RVD. She is a wizard with computer programs and has formulated many of the Word documents in use at Riverdale Veterinary Dermatology.


veterinary technician

elizabeth Fidell 

Elizabeth (Liz) has been a veterinarian technician for over 14 years. She has an associates 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 motorcycles rides. She has a lifelong love of fostering baby animals and owns 8 "rescue" cats and a pit bull named Marcus.



Nicole Zusi

Nicole graduated from Bergen Community College with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology, Applied Sciences, and Health in 2012. She has been working as a Veterinary Technician since 2012 and received her Veterinary Technology License in 2013. Nicole joined the RVD team in 2016. She has a passion for helping animals and shows great care to every patient. When not at the office she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out with her two cats, Pickles and Relish. 


Veterinary Technician

Amanda morley

Amanda graduated from Bergen Community College with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology, Applied Sciences, and Health in 2013 and received her Veterinary Technology License in 2013. Amanda was chosen because of her exceptional technical skills and her motivation to provide excellent medical management for her patients. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys the outdoors, interior design/event planning, and artwork. She spends most of her free time with her golden retriever and rat terrier; Monroe and Murphy.


Veterinary Technician

Laura Vis

Laura is the newest member of our team and takes great pride in her work at ADAS.  Her excellent communication skills reflect our goals of exceptional client/patient care at Animal Dermatology and Allergy Specialists. She is very adventurous and even loves to go sky diving. Ask Laura about her recent travels cross country on a road trip! 



Administrative assistant

sarah nystrom

Sarah graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensic Psychology. She started working at RVD in 2017. She has a passion for animals and owns an Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix named Cooper. In her free time, Sarah likes to go on hikes and go to the beach. She also enjoys traveling and has been to five different countries. 



Samantha Vieldhouse

Samantha (Sammy) Vieldhouse came to RVD in 2016. Prior to coming to RVD, she obtained her license in Cosmetology and worked as a professional hairdresser. Her love for animals has brought her to RVD. She currently resides in Warwick NY, where she lives with her two dogs "Layla" a West Highland Terrier and with "Hooper" a Cane Corso. When she's not at work, she loves to spend her time outdoors hiking or just relaxing. Sammy  is the first person the client will meet when visiting our office and she is always courteous and patient.