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

AndyAndrew 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.

TBTanya 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.

JB team photoJuan 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. CelyEliana 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 Physical Therapy 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.

Veterinarian Village Veterinary Clinic of HamburgChristian 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 surgery, orthopedics, 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 Ella, Phanee, and Miles.

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.

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 Equador.

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.


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. 

 

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. 

Samantha Niwinski, Office Manager                   Born and raised in Cheektowaga NY, Samantha has always had a love for animals at a very young age.  This passion helped her build a career in the veterinary field.  She graduated from Medaille College in 2007 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2007 at the VVC.  In 2013 Samantha moved to the front desk to assist her fellow CSR employees to understand how to help clients more effectively with her veterinary knowledge.  For the past couple of years, she was mentored by our previous office manager Rita to take on more office responsibilities.  She learned a lot from her and was promoted to Office Manager of the VVC in January 2020.  She currently has a home in Cheektowaga NY with her husband and son.  Her furry family members include her 3 cats; Bubba, Beans, and Drifter along with her dog Kubo.  She looks forward to helping the VVC continue to grow and succeed, by continuing to work with the clients and staff that she has come to know and love through the years.

Here are a few more of our outstanding team members (some are a little camera shy):

New York State Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT):
Sarah S., Amy, Lynn, Lorie, Don, Gina, Miranda, Catherine, Cassidy, Samantha W., Katie, Sarah P, Jennifer, Chloe, Amanda

Customer Service Representatives:
Dawn, Samantha N., Carly, Tara Lee, Barb, Sarah J., Morgan

Veterinary Assistants:
Lyndsay, Caitlin, Molly, Jordyn, Emily, Debbie 

Physical Therapy Team:
Kara (LVT), Kristen (LVT), Julia, Jessica, Kelsey, Ashley, Mark