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

Kathleen (Katie) Dinan, Hospital Administrator

Kathleen (Katie) Dinan, Site Supervisor at All Creatures Animal HospitalKatie was born and raised in Chili, NY a suburb of Rochester. She moved to Buffalo in 2006 on a whim and immediately knew that she loved the, “City of Good Neighbors.” Before joining the All Creatures team in April of 2015 she worked as a store manager for 10 years at various Petco Animal Supplies locations. She has a special interest in the care and husbandry of reptiles and amphibians, especially the species of Madagascar. Her other hobbies include camping, collecting vinyl, reading, any form of trivia, and watching HBO. She also enjoys any free minute she gets to spend with her husband Rob and their menagerie of animals including Edie Cat, Nom Nom (Chinchilla), Mrs. Pingleton (Red Foot Tortoise), and Pumpernickel (Uromastyx).

Anne Mangione, Co-Lead LVT

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.

Victoria Sutton - Head Assistant

Victoria Sutton, Head Assistant at All Creatures Animal HospitalVictoria was born and raised in Buffalo. She graduated from Niagara County Community College in 2016 with a degree in Animal Management. Through her college career she interned at the Buffalo Zoo, The Primate Sanctuary, and SPCA Animal Control. Her two cats Eloise and Quincy are her best friends. When Victoria is not working you can find her hiking, biking, or kayaking.

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.​

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!

Deanna Szczygiel

Deanna at All Creatures Animal Hospital.Santa made Deanna’s dream of owning a puppy come true when she was seven years old. A few years later, she received a hamster named Checkers who made the trek across the country with her from Western New York to Texas. She participated in 4-H throughout middle school and high school, and started riding horses when she was nine. She rode on the polo team at Oklahoma State while working towards a degree in Wildlife Management. While volunteering at the Humane Society in Oklahoma, she met the love of her life, Miss Piggy. With Deanna’s training, Miss Piggy has worked as a therapy dog and competed in flyball competitions. After college, Deanna worked for the Houston Zoo in the education department. She decided to return home to Buffalo and took up a job as a manager on a farm for rescue animals. Deanna was forced to give up farm life after kick from a horse left her pelvis broken in three places. Deanna is working on healing still, and enjoys relaxing with her three cats, Miss Piggy, and her off-the-track thoroughbred, Barbara. In August 2015, she adopted a husband and in 2016 she enrolled in the Penn Foster online Veterinary Technology program to further her studies.

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.

Megan Maholsic

Megan has called Buffalo home her whole life. She was born with a love of animals and knew early on in life that whatever she pursued would have to involve them. Before joining All Creatures in May of 2017 she was a retail pet store manager at Pet Supplies Plus for 6.5 years. Megan grew up training and competing with dogs in the agility ring and is also an instructor of agility for a few local dog training clubs. She has put over 10 championship titles on her dogs and has competed several times at agility nationals. In her free time Megan enjoys spending time with her dogs, cats, and fish, hiking, kayaking, photography, and competing with her dogs in agility competitions.

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.