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Our Veterinary Team

Our compassionate staff, highly trained technicians, and experienced veterinarians provide personalized care for your pet, striving to build exceptional relationships with the patients in our care.


Our Team of Professionals!

We lend support, offer guidance, and provide innovative healthcare solutions to our patients and their families.

Andrew Reyda, DVM

Born in the year 1972 to Mary and Joseph Reyda, the not-yet-a-veterinarian-because-he-would-be-just-a-wee-infant grew up in the placid yet loving burg of Sherman, New York, nestled in the westernmost area of Chautauqua County. It was here alongside his friends and family that his interests in animals, puppetry, Star Wars, suede, lobster fishing, and kiwi fruit were forged. He graduated high school in 1990 from Sherman Central School (“SCS IS THE BEST!!)*. The exquisite foundation he received from his teachers, coaches, cafeteria workers, custodians, and assorted bus drivers was invaluable to his future academic forays.

He matriculated at SUNY Geneseo, earning a B.S in Biology. His academic adviser told him “Your grades stink and you won’t get into vet school. Have another plan.” This seemed to Andy an example of poor advice from an adviser. On his own accord, he assumed the role of “Bio Geek” for his remaining 3 years at Geneseo and found himself being accepted at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Two laborious years in veterinary school on the island of St. Kitts, followed by a year of clinical study at the University of Missouri-Columbia, he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Dr. Reyda began practicing veterinary medicine and surgery in Buffalo (Ellicott Small Animal Hospital) where he met his wife Laura while taking care of her Golden Retriever Cody, who was suffering from bone cancer. In her words, “I lost my dog but gained a husband out of the deal”. Together they have 2 beautiful boys and enjoy spending time with their dog Bobby and cat West. Dr. Reyda became the owner of Village Veterinary Clinic of Hamburg in 2006.

Tanya Bork, DVM, cVMA

After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Bork completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. She went on to finish an internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, WA. Recently Dr. Bork became certified in veterinary medical acupuncture and myofascial trigger point release. Acupuncture is a physical medicine that can help with many problems that pets face. With acupuncture, among other modalities, she is able to pursue her interest in helping pets live pain-free lives. You may see Dr. Bork walking to work as she resides in the village with her husband. She also has some furry friends; three dogs: Pedro, Quin, and Remy. And cats: Maxwell and Flip.

Dr. Juan Carlos Botero, DVM

Dr. Botero earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Antioquia, Colombia. He then moved to Mexico and completed a small animal rotating internship and residency at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Veterinary Specialty Hospital, UNAM). He has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1998 and has special interests in internal medicine, cardiology and emergency, and critical care.

He has three pets: two cats named Puchito and Pulga, and a dog named Tamy.

Dr Cely

Dr. Eliana Cely, DVM, CCRT

Dr. Eliana Cely earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Universidad De La Salle Colombia. She completed one year in a small animal rotating internship at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) and completed her residency in internal medicine and surgery at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico (UAEM). While she was studying in Colombia and Mexico, she worked closely with patients rehabilitating from neurological and orthopedic problems.

Dr. Cely became certified in Canine Rehabilitation & Pain Management at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) in Florida. She is one of the only veterinarians in the Western New York area who is certified in canine rehabilitation & pain management! She also has two cats, Pulga and Simon.

Dr. Christian McFarlane, DVM

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. McFarlane holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph focusing on animal and cellular biology. Dr. McFarlane then received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College. He holds a special interest in internal medicine, endocrinology, ultrasound, and oncology. When he is not working at the Village Veterinary Clinic of Hamburg, Dr. McFarlane is a sports fanatic, as well as an avid musician and vocalist. He also likes to spend time outdoors with his dog Parker or cuddled up with his cats Olive and Martini.

Dr. Chelsea Krzemien, DVM

Dr. Krzemien grew up in Buffalo, New York, where she found her passion for veterinary medicine early in life while running around the shores of Lake Erie with her family dogs. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University at Albany, before earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, surgery, and oncology.

When she is not working you can find her rowing down the Buffalo River with the Buffalo River Rowing Club masters team or in Columbus, Ohio, cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes. Dr. Krzemien loves to go camping and hiking with her dogs Finnegan and Nox, and relaxing on the couch with her cats Gryffin and Fluff.

Dr. Brian Joy, DVM

Dr. Joy was born and raised in WNY. Before going to veterinary school, Dr. Joy began his veterinary career here at Village Veterinary Clinic of Hamburg, first as a Veterinary Assistant and then as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He earned his B.S in Biology and A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College. He then moved to Virginia where he attended Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Joy’s professional interests include surgery, emergency medicine, physical rehabilitation and strengthening the human-animal bond.

When he’s not working, Dr. Joy enjoys spending time with his wife Cindy and their fur-kids. They have two dogs: Zita (corgi), and Huey (Potcake), and four cats (Nyla, Puma, Dewey & Evie). When he’s not relaxing on the couch watching a movie, Dr. Joy enjoys working out, running races/obstacle courses, hiking, kayaking, playing music, and fostering kittens with Cindy.

Dr. Sykes, DVM

Dr. Sykes grew up in  Southern California visiting Western New York every summer until moving here permanently. She found her passion for animals showing dairy holsteins at  the Cattaraugus County fair every year, being a member of the local 4-H and FFA. She attended SUNY Geneseo and graduated with a bachelor of Arts degree in Biology before heading off to the island of St. Kitts and Nevis to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. During her time on the island Dr. Sykes enjoyed horseback riding, playing in local soccer tournaments, assisting with campus animals big and small along with participating in low cost animal care for local pet owners.

Dr. Sykes attended Lincoln Memorial University of Veterinary Medicine for her clinic year and had the opportunity to work in veterinary hospitals across the United States. Ultimately she chose to come back to Buffalo due to her love for family,  the atmosphere and of course the Buffalo Bills. She is passionate about general practice, preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. On her off days Dr. Sykes can be seen attending local events, going for a run, hiking, or just enjoying a good book/movie with her cat Tid Bit. 

Sarah Sears, Hospital Administrator

Sarah was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Always realizing that the veterinary field was her career of choice, she started to intern in hospitals at a young age. She became a licensed veterinary technician in 2005. Moving forward she decided to further her education, continuing on to get a bachelor’s in Biology and a master’s degree in Psychology. Sarah started here at the Village Veterinary Clinic of Hamburg in 2008 as a veterinary technician. Over the years she has not only taken on the role of vet tech she has been in charge of our social media, website, marketing, and many other various roles that have prepared her to take on her biggest role yet as a hospital administrator. As the hospital administrator, Sarah oversees our entire hospital. She is also continuing her education and hoping to earn her certification in practice management (CVPM)! She also owns the two best dogs in the world, Stevie a Golden Retriever, and Alice a Beagle.

Joanne, Office Manager

Joanne was born and raised in Lockport and spent her childhood camping in the Allegheny forest. Her love of the outdoors led her to pursue a degree in Natural Resource Conversation from Finger Lakes Community College. She also holds a certificate in Criminal Justice. Joanne was fortunate enough to have worked at the Buffalo Zoo early on in her career. This solidified her desire to work with animals full time and joined the veterinary industry in 1997. Beginning as a veterinary assistant, she worked under the guidance of amazing vets that helped her move into various positions throughout the hospital and eventually becoming the practice manager. After 14 years in one facility, she moved on to pursue new adventures in the veterinary field, opening new clinics and managing various facilities throughout the area. She enjoys the opportunity to meet patients and clients and enhancing the joys that pets bring into our lives. When she isn’t out riding one of her Harleys, you can find her bird watching, cooking, or hanging out with her Aussie named Pickle, or her cat, Goose.

New York State Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT)

Amy is an LVT that enjoys wellness and sick visits. She has two dogs named Roman and Bailey and enjoys gardening and reading in her spare time.
Cassidy W.

Cassidy is an LVT that likes emergency and surgery. Before being an LVT, she was in the army. She has two great danes (Groot and Emrys), two cats (Tidden and Blaze), a ferret, a bearded dragon and a blue tongue skink.

Catherine is an LVT that enjoys helping in every field, from emergency to patient care to surgery. She spends her free time gardening, being outdoors, and showing animals at the fair.
Cindy is an LVT that likes emergency and client education. She has two dogs, four cats, four fish, five chickens, 4 rabbits, two short-tailed opossums, and a hedgehog.
Emily is an LVT that enjoys doing dental cleanings and radiographs, as well as any appointment that involves kittens. She has a cat named Léche and enjoys swimming from her early days as a synchronized swimmer.
Jake is an LVT that likes to do wellness and sick visits. He has a lab named Delilah and a pitbull named Amber and has also played soccer his whole life.
Lorie is an LVT who enjoys camping and traveling with her family. She has a Pitbull mix named Bernice. Lorie’s favorite area of work is emergency and hospitalized patient care.
Lynn is an LVT who likes surgery and phlebotomy (blood draws/ IV catheter placement). She has 3 dogs named Mattie, Ally, and Reese. She enjoys staying active with running and using her Peloton.
Miranda is an LVT who enjoys emergency medicine. She has two cats (Stubbs and Wiley) and an English Labrador retriever (Ellie).

Monica is an LVT who likes client education, doing dentals and wellness/sick appointments. She has two Great Danes (Solomon and Milani) and a cat (Vern). She loves Great Danes and pigs.


Samantha is an LVT that enjoys working emergencies and general patient care. She has a senior dog named Owen, two rabbits (Paisley and Remington) and a skinny pig (Bruiser), she also enjoys hiking mountains and traveling.

Sarah P.
Bio coming soon!
Karagen is an LVT who likes surgical procedures, behavior management, and phlebotomy. She has a Rottweiler named Evo, who has vitiligo, and two cats named Hazel and Louie. In her spare time, she enjoys drag racing, riding motorcycles, skiing, and traveling.

Taylor is an LVT who enjoys doing a little bit of everything from surgeries to lab work. She has two cats named Hazel and Topaz.


Nicole is a veterinary technician who has a dachshund named Duckie. She loves to hike, go to classic car shows, bake and cook. Her favorite area as a technician is dental procedures.

Caity is an LVT who loves client education and being an advocate for her patients. She has two cats named Ginny and Max. She also likes reading, camping and spending time with her family.
Sarah J.

Sarah is an LVT with a dog named Brom and two cats named London and Paris. She enjoys emergency medicine and patient care. She also likes to hike, camp and spend time with her family.

Veterinary Assistants

Cassidy F.

Cassidy is an assistant that is waiting to take her VTNE to become an LVT. She has a cat named Zuri and a senior terrier mix named Gilligan.

Lyndsay W.

Lyndsay is our lead assistant who has a tabby cat named Forest. She enjoys listening to K-pop and baking cupcakes.

Mark is an assistant, he has a miniature poodle mix named Walter. Mark is a big Taylor Swift fan and knows every song.
Megan M.
Megan is an assistant with a ball python named Pretzyl and a blue heeler mix named Stevie. She is also a photographer.
Megan W.

Megan is an assistant who has two cats named Tigger and Bobby Jack. She has been to Ireland, Scotland, and England.


Shannon is an assistant who has 3 dogs (Bella, Fiona, and Jeter, 2 guinea pigs (Henry and Monty), and 3 rats (Timmy, Tom, and Jeffrey). She likes the outdoors and nature.

Ali is an assistant with three dogs (Peter Porkchop, Carl Cannoli, and Stacy Bacon) and three cats (Cranky Frankie, Lincoln, and Cera Triceratops). In her free time, she enjoys camping, doing crafts, photography, and spending time with her family.

Emma is an assistant that owns a gecko named Sammy, a cat named Eugene, and three rats named Steve, Rodney, and Bob. She is from Massachusetts and came here for her last year of college.


Crystal is an assistant who owns two dogs, three cats, two turtles, an axolotl and fish. She loves spending time with her family and they’re all outdoor enthusiasts.

Customer Service Representatives

Barb is a CSR with three English labrador retrievers (Moses, Maizie, and Pip) and a cat (Esther). She also runs her own small business as a longarm quilter.
Dawn is a CSR that has cats and a dog. She is also has a new family member and is now going to be a grandma.

Jess is a CSR who enjoys photography, training, and showing dogs and horseback riding. She has 2 Border collies (Gabriel and Rose), a horse (Ricci), and a cat (Monti).

Lyndsay S.
Lyndsay is a CSR with a beagle named Milton and a pugapoo named Olivia. She enjoys working in emergency care and is an avid fan of The Office.

Sam Rae is a CSR that also has a BFA in animation and enjoys creating creature designs. She has a skinny pig (Nug) and a Pekingese (Taz).


Shailyn is a CSR with a golden retriever named Dash (AKA- Dash Rendar Corellian Canine) and a cat named Luna. She is an avid Star Wars fan and loves comics, reading, and video games.


Julia is a CSR who has two cats (Kirby and Nugget), a Bichon Frise (Andre), and a yellow cichlid (Oscar). She loves snowboarding, outdoor adventure, and cars and has an interest in cosmetology.


Autym is a CSR who loves training her dogs and competes with her border collie, AJ, in agility, dock diving, and Frisbee; they even perform in local shows! She also has an Australian shepherd named Lil Bear.

Erin is one of our wonderful CSRs. She has three pets at home: Autumn, Huckleberry, and Juniper.
Wendy is a CSR with a lab named Olive and a doodle named Izzi. She loves to be outside, travel and go on road trips with her dogs.
Sarah D

Sarah is a CSR who enjoys live concerts, painting and spending time with her family. She has two cats (Poppy and Pablo) and a Blue Heeler mix (Ellie).

Canine Rehabilitation & Pain Management Team

Kristen (LVT, CCRP)

Kristen is our lead canine pain management and rehabilitation LVT that also has her CCRP (certified canine rehabilitation practitioner), she has a German Shepherd named Briar.

Kara (LVT)

Kara is an LVT that enjoys canine pain management and rehabilitation. She has a dog, a cat, and 6 chickens and likes to go camping.


Ashley has her CCRA (certified canine rehabilitation assistant). She has a Golden Retriever named Harper and love photography.

Kelsey (LVT, CCRP)

Kelsey is a canine pain management and rehabilitation LVT who also has her CCRP (certified canine rehabilitation practitioner). She loves building bonds with her patients. In her spare time she likes to run, exercise and travel. She has a black lab named Odin.


Jade is a canine pain management and rehabilitation assistant with two dogs (Rufus and Luna) and two cats (Meredith and Aurora). She fosters animals for the Buffalo Animal Shelter, her dog Rufus was a foster that was paralyzed when she got him, he is who got her interested in physical therapy and has since regained his ability to walk again!


Jackie is a canine pain management and rehabilitation assistant who has a cat named Simba and spends her spare time kayaking and hiking.

Kira (LVT)

Kira is an LVT who works in canine pain management and rehabilitation and enjoys doing labwork and running diagnostics. She has a pitbull mix named Spencer Reid and in her spare time likes to play volley ball and the drums.


Kelsey has her CCRA (certified canine rehabilitation assistant). She has a senior cat named Rusty. She loves to travel and has been to 18 different countries.


Tanya is a canine pain management and rehabilitation assistant with a yellow Labrador Retriever and an Australian Shepherd. She is an avid player of dungeons and dragons, loves anime and going on tropical vacations with her family.