Our animal hospital team in East Amherst

Our Team

When your pet needs care, we’re here to help. All Creatures Animal Hospital is staffed by a team of nurturing professionals, committed to the health and wellness of animals. We are dedicated providers of wellness care, preventative medicine, internal medicine, and more.

Leadership

Amy Albert LVT, Hospital Administrator

Amy Albert LVT, Hospital Administrator at All Creatures Animal Hospital Amy graduated from Medaille College in 1993 with an AS in Veterinary Technology. She worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician upon graduation and was promoted to a supervisory technician role in 1995. She became the Office Manager at All Creatures Animal Hospital upon its opening in April of 2003. While maintaining her career as an LVT and Office Manager, she graduated from Daemen College in 2004, magna cum laude, with a BS and MS in Health Sciences and Physician Assistant studies. She was instrumental in opening City Creatures Animal Hospital as well and was promoted to the Hospital Administrator for both facilities in 2009. Presently, she manages both hospitals and fills in as a Licensed Veterinary Technician when needed, in addition to working part-time as a Physician Assistant. She works with her husband, Dr. Albert, in helping care for primates. She has also volunteered at the Buffalo Zoo.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and their dogs, Angel and Baxter, and tortoises, Ella and Blake.

Anne Mangione, Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician

Anne Mangione, Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician at All Creatures Animal HospitalAnne became an animal lover at the age of 12 when she got her first pets- hamsters named Ethyl & Lucy (who later became Fred after Ethyl had babies!). A few years later, she got her first cat, Sid, and she knew she would never be without a cat again. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Technology from Buffalo State College, Anne quickly realized that fashion was not her true calling and after months of soul-searching, and watching a lot of animal planet, she realized she wanted to work with animals. She soon applied to Medaille College for the Veterinary Technology program and graduated two years later. In 2007, she became a Licensed Veterinary Technician and soon began her work at All Creatures Animal Hospital. Anne was promoted to the Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician position in July of 2016. In her spare time, Anne enjoys knitting, sewing, and spending time with Ruby, Holly, Olive and Glue ( her four cats)  Nico, Gretchen and Buster, her dachshunds.

Kathleen (Katie) Dinan, Site Supervisor

Kathleen (Katie) Dinan, Site Supervisor at All Creatures Animal HospitalKatie was born and raised in Rochester, NY and moved to Buffalo in 2006. She has always had a love for animals and started her own neighborhood pet sitting and dog walking business at the age of twelve. In 2005 she began her ten year career at Petco Animal Supplies as an Aquatic Specialist and was ultimately promoted to the role of Companion Animal Manager prior to starting at All Creatures Animal Hospital in April of 2015. Katie was promoted to the Site Supervisor position in April of 2016. Her hobbies include taking care of her nano saltwater aquarium, reading, camping, traveling, and watching HBO. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Rob and their various animals including Edie (Cat), Nom Nom (Chinchilla), Mrs. Pingleton (Red Foot Tortoise), and Pumpernickel (Uromastyx).

crafty the cat at All Creatures Animal Hospital

Dr. Crafty T. Pants
Clinic Cat

Crafty joined our staff as the office cat in April 2008. You may have seen him wandering the halls, sunning himself, or running away from dogs. Crafty has many duties in the office, including entertaining clients in the waiting room, and even consoling grieving pet owners. With his occasionally loud mouth and sparkling personality, Crafty has charmed our staff and clients. Look for Crafty next time you’re in the office. He may greet you with a loud meow or play with your hair while you’re sitting in the waiting room. It’s just his way of saying hello!

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Danielle Dedline

Danielle Dedline of All Creatures Animal HospitalDanielle is from Amherst, NY and graduated from Medaille College in 2016 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Danielle joined our team in December of 2016. Before her time with us she gained experience at Wheatfield Animal Hospital and the Erie County SPCA during her various program preceptorships. In her free time Danielle enjoys spending time with her Visla Abraham and motorcycling.

Bethany Kirsch

Bethany Kirsch of All Creatures Animal HospitalBethany has lived in Buffalo her entire life. She graduated from Medaille College in May of 2016 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She gained experience in the field at Brighton-Eggert Animal clinic, caring for dogs and cats, and in wildlife at the SPCA during her program preceptorships. Before that, she earned an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Science from Erie Community College . Bethany joined our team in September of 2016. Her love for animals began at a young age at her Grandparent’s farm, feeding and caring for their dairy cows. Growing up she also took care of her Guinea Pig, Sammie. In her spare time, Bethany enjoys playing with her Boston Terrier Libby and spending time with family and friends. 

Chelsea Lewandowski

Chelsea Lewandowski, Licensed Veterinary Technician at All Creatures Animal HospitalChelsea has lived in Williamsville her entire life and always had a passion for animals. She has three cats, a dog, and a rabbit named Gap. She pursued her veterinary technology degree at Medaille College and graduated in 2016. Chelsea also works for Greater Buffalo Veterinary service and has spent time interning at the SPCA.  When Chelsea is not working, she enjoys spending time with her furry babies and in the outdoors.​

Erin Castek

Erin Castek, Licensed Veterinary TechnicianErin started off her working career as a supervisor at a call center. After 12 years of service, she rescued her first pet, Fiji, in 2012 which lead her to start fostering for local rescue groups. As she thoroughly enjoyed caring for animals, she decided that she wanted to be a Veterinary Technician which lead her to decide to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. She began attending Medaille College in 2014 and graduated in May of 2016 and joined our teams at All and City Creatures Hospitals after performing her preceptorship (internship) with us. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and keeps busy with Fiji, her cat, Penny, and her daughter.

Jenna Measer

Jenna Measer, Licensed Veterinary Technician at All Creatures Animal HospitalJenna has had a life long love of animals and has always had many pets growing up including hamsters, a rabbit and a dog. This led her to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology which she began in 2011 and completed in May of 2013 at Medaille College. She has a special interest in working with birds and exotics which led her to All Creatures, becoming a member of our team in the fall of 2013.

Tori Jane Offermann

Erin Castek, Licensed Veterinary TechnicianTori was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Medaille College with a Bachelor's degree in Arts and an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016.

She keeps busy with her pets, Mew, a Siamese cat, and Sampson, a German Shepherd that she rescued from Nashville. She also is a reptile and fish enthusiast and has a tropical aquarium containing over 40 fish! She worked at Medaille College as a kennel supervisor and manager and a laboratory animal assistant before she joined our team at All Creatures Animal Hospital in 2016.

Veterinary Receptionists

Carolyn Crossley

Carolyn Crossley, Veterinary Receptionist at All Creatures Animal HospitalCarolyn has worked in retail management/human resource manager for 20+ years. After raising her two girls in Clarence, with one off to college and the other entering high school she has decided to follow her love for animals and join us at All Creatures Animal Hospital.  In her spare time she enjoys decorating, gardening and playing with her miniature dachshund "Dodger.”

Janeen Parkes

Janeen Parkes, Veterinary Receptionist at All Creatures Animal HospitalYou never know what other interesting facts lay within a persons life when you first meet them. For example, our receptionist, Janeen, greets you with a smile as you walk through the front door of All Creatures but you would never know that she was once invited to fly down to Orlando, Florida to audition for a Disney Movie and Big Time Fancy Disney Show! Fortunate for us, she followed the road that lead her to All Creatures! Janeen began walking the “pet world” road, when she accepted her first position at a local pet store, running the animal husbandry department. Feeding exotic baby birds and taking care of all the puppies inspired her to pursue a career in Zoology. She attended the Zoology Program at Niagara Community College and completed an internship at the Ridge Road Horse Stables. While working at the pet store, Janeen was also an assistant dog trainer at Eagle Ridge Kennels. Outside of work, Janeen is kept very busy caring for her husband and son and their pets. She loves fishing, boating and hiking! Next time you’re in, return that smile and ask Janeen about her experience singing with the Buffalo Philharmonic Choir!

Laura Gonzales

Laura Gonzales of All Creatures Animal HospitalLaura was raised with a love and appreciation for all animals, having dogs most of her life, and as a small child dreamed of owning a doggie day care with her Aunt.  She was involved in her community through the Girl Scouts of America, where she earned both her Silver and Gold Awards and volunteered for various other community groups.  Laura studied English and Film/Radio production at SUNY Fredonia and had worked at movie theaters for many years and on various local and national television/film productions, both in and outside of school.  Laura comes to us having over 5 years veterinary customer service experience from her time at two other area animal hospitals and works as a bartender part time.   She became a 'foster fail' six years ago, and again last year, to complete her small gang of felines: Hiccup Hufflepuff, Marvelous Caractacus, Katarina Wilhemina, Cheddar Cheese-the ColbyJack Desperado, Fernalee Appletree and El Pequeno Queso.

Morgan Eipper

Morgan Eipper, Veterinary Receptionist at All Creatures Animal HospitalCurrently a student at the University at Buffalo pursuing a career in International Law. In her free time, she enjoys doing many outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking and she also loves traveling. She has a passion for learning different languages and she has been learning Russian for two years now and just did a study abroad program in Russia over her summer break. She has always loved animals and when she was younger she would volunteer at the local veterinarian hospitals in her hometown in Georgia. She has an adorable chihuahua and two beautiful sunset boas of her own. She loves working at All Creatures because she gets to see a variety of different animals and learn all about them.

Melanie Radder

Melanie of All Creatures Animal Hospital in East AmherstMelanie is from San Diego, California and graduated from Animal Behavior College as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She has rescued, volunteered and fostered animals from various rescues throughout her life and worked in pet retail for almost 5 years before becoming a stay at home mom. She is now ready to return to her passion for animals as the newest member of our team.

Veterinary Assistants

Brianna Casale, Veterinary Receptionist and Assistant

Brianna Casale, Veterinary Receptionist and Assistant at All Creatures Animal HospitalBree grew up with a love for animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to do something that included working with them. She has a special interest in caring  for avian and exotic pets and graduated from Niagara County Community College's Animal Management program where she interned for the Buffalo Zoo, the Niagara Aquarium, and The Primate Sanctuary. She was previously a supervisor at Blackwinds Pet Supplies and aspires to furthering her education in veterinary medicine by becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician or by obtaining a degree in the veterinary field. When Bree is not working hard at All Creatures, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Harlow.

Holly Annunziato

Holly Annunziato, Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technology student at All Creatures Animal HospitalBio coming soon.

Juliana Polito

Juliana Polito, Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technology student at All Creatures Animal HospitalJuliana is a veterinary technology student at Medaille College. She was first introduced to All Creatures when she did her preceptorship for school last spring. She has 2 dogs, 2 rats, a kitten and a Beta fish. She enjoys getting the opportunity to learn hands-on and getting more experience with exotic animals before she graduates.

Mary Nuhn

Mary Nuhn, Veterinary Assistant at All Creatures Animal HospitalMary’s unexpected journey into the Animal World began when she read an article about BrightStar German Shepherd Rescue in the local Lockport newspaper. She had no idea that involving herself with this group would open doors to many valuable experiences. Fostering many German Shepherd dogs through this rescue group inspired her to function as the Home Check Coordinator and Senior to Senior coordinator for BrightStar Rescue. Mary felt emotionally attached to two of her fosters and decided to make them permanent additions to her family. Her only family dog at the time, Gracie would not be alone anymore. Max and Raven would be keeping her company all day long. Mary had been working as a Veterinary Receptionist at our hospital since June 2006 but eventually crossed over to becoming a Veterinary Assistant. Aside from her very important roles at All Creatures, her caretaking ability did not stop there as she is a proud mom to three boys (Zachary, Dylan and Adam), an Umbrella Cockatoo (Griffen) and wife to Howard. She is currently the president of the PTA at Washington Hunt in Lockport and holds an associates degree from ECC.

Victoria Sutton

Victoria Sutton, Veterinary Assistant at All Creatures Animal HospitalVictoria was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She went to Niagara Community College for Animal Management and interned at the Buffalo Zoo, SPCA, and the Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls. She has two cats that are named Quincy and Eloise and she considers them to be her best friends. When she isn’t working her hobbies include hiking, biking, and kayaking.