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!
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. 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 Canine Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) in Florida. She is one of the only veterinarians in the Western New York area that is certified in physical therapy and rehabilitation! 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. Ed Reiller, DVM
Dr. Reiller grew up in Western NY. He realized a love for animals and a desire to be a veterinarian at a very early age (around 6 or 7). He loves your pets nearly as much as you do. He and his wife are hobby farmers, vegetable growers, and beekeepers. They currently have several goats, a pony, a llama, chickens, two dogs, seven cats, a rabbit, and a turtle.
After four years in the U.S. Army (Infantry), he received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Buffalo. He then spent two years at the University of Miami (FL) doing neuroscience research. Following this, he attended the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2003. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at the Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.
His professional interests include preventative medicine, geriatrics, and the human-animal bond. To that end, he practices with the intention of providing your pet with the longest, happiest life possible.
On a personal note, Dr. Reiller is an avid (bordering on rabid) Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan. He is a motorcyclist and a member of the Zoar Valley H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) and the Hogs & Heroes Foundation of America (a non-profit organization that rides in support of the Military, Fire, Police and EMS community). If you see the orange Harley-Davidson parked outside, stop in to say hello.
Dr. Kathleen Morris, DVM
Dr. Morris was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. After graduating from the University at Buffalo, she traveled to the island of St. Kitts to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. During her three years on the island, Dr. Morris adopted the cutest island pup named Moki and worked on mastering her beach volleyball skills while graduating at the top of her class summa cum laude.
After a clinical year at Louisiana State University, Dr. Morris spent five years in Cleveland, OH working as an emergency clinician before moving back home to Buffalo. She is passionate about dentistry (clean mouths equal clean bodies!), senior wellness, and Fear Free practice methods. She enjoys surgical and endoscopic procedures. Currently, Dr. Morris teaches surgical skills and Fear Free handling practices on a rotating basis at St. George’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada. Dr. Morris is trained in gastrointestinal endoscopy, abdominal ultrasound and she is a certified Fear Free clinician. She thoroughly enjoys working with military veterans and pitbull rescue-related programs. She also participates in World Vets trips helping the stray pet populations. She has been to Peru, Paraguay, and Ecuador.
On her days off you may catch her in feats of strength competitions like obstacle course races, road races, and Crossfit competitions. Dr. Morris owns a home in the city living with her island dog and two cats, Freddy and Jane.
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.
Sarah Duszynski, Office Manager
Sarah was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She enjoys raising her 12-year old daughter in the same communities where she spent her childhood. Sarah has recently been promoted to Office Manager after four years of compassionately serving our clients and their fur friends as a customer service representative. Much like our clients, Sarah is an animal lover. She has two cats, Poppy and Pablo, and a Blue Heeler mix, Ellie. Don’t tell Ellie, but Pugs are Sarah’s favorite breed! Sarah enjoys live concerts (especially Dave Matthews Band), painting, and spending time with her family. Sarah takes great pride in helping run our hospital smoothly so our clients and pets alike experience individualized, intimate care and treatment.
New York State Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT)
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.
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.
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.
Dayna is an LVT who enjoys clinical pathology. She teaches veterinary technician students at Medaille College and loves reading. She has three cats (Kisses, Tyrant and Ruby) and a Labrador Retriever (Stella).
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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 is our lead assistant who has a tabby cat named Forest. She enjoys listening to K-pop and baking cupcakes.
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.
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.
Customer Service Representatives
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).
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).
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.
Canine Rehabilitation Team
Kristen (LVT, CCRP)
Kristen is our lead physical therapy LVT that also has her CCRP (certified canine rehabilitation practitioner), she has a German Shepherd named Briar.
Jade is a physical therapy 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!