McClelland Small Animal Hospital
- Dr. Matthew Souza
We're pleased to offer the following services in our Buffalo Veterinary Clinic:
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
At McClelland Small Animal Hospital, we can care for many types of pets:
McClelland Small Animal Hospital accepts payment via cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or Care Credit. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.
McClelland Small Animal Hospital offers discounted services to local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.
Dr. Matthew Marc Souza was born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Animal Science, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, then went on to receive his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
He moved to western New York soon after graduation to practice small animal medicine and surgery in the City of Buffalo. Within 5 years of graduation, he was offered the Hospital Director position at McClelland Small Animal Hospital, where he is currently the hospital owner and President. During his veterinary career in Buffalo, he has provided veterinary care not only to the community, but also, the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and Second Chance Sheltering Network.
Dr. Souza's most recent achievement was acquiring his private pilot's license. When not practicing veterinary medicine, he is pursuing further training in instrument rating and commercial licensure. Dr. Souza divides his spare time between family and friends, and of course, his numerous canine and feline friends.
Dr. Marylisa Reynders is a proud native of Western New York. She attended Calasanctius School in Buffalo, New York, graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences) and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the New York State College of Veterinary at Cornell University (2002). Dr. Reynders attended Cornell University under an academic fellowship for feline medicine.
After completion of her doctorate, Dr. Reynders joined a busy companion animal clinic in the Buffalo, New York area, where she practiced small animal medicine for 7 years. Dr. Reynders has recently pursued special training in the use of small animal diagnostic ultrasound at the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario. She has also served on the Board of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, and from time to time contributes to the Buffalo News Pet Column.
In March of 2009, Dr. Reynders joined the staff of McClelland Small Animal Hospital. McClelland Small Animal Hospital is the oldest existing practice in Buffalo's long history. She strives to continue to offer thorough, practical medicine, with a friendly, educational approach. With a strong interest in feline internal medicine and disease, she is a proud supporter and provider for the non-profit Second Chance Sheltering Network Dr. Reynders is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Dr. Reynders resides in the Elmwood Village with her modern blue point Siamese named Aubrey. Aubrey has truly been the best companion and gift from her clients. Aubrey continues to be the subject of many tales of amusement at the office. When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Reynders enjoys listening to jazz music, gardening, and cooking classic French cuisine.
Dr. Emily Rabener is a 2009 graduate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She also has graduate degrees in music theory and computer science from Northwestern University. Dr. Rabener was a software designer for Microsoft Corporation in Seattle WA when she realized that she really did want to be a veterinarian when she grew up. After moving across the country to study veterinary medicine in Illinois, she decided to settle in western New York rather than return home after graduation. She has been practicing in the area for 5 years.
Dr. Rabener has additional training and experience in orthopedic surgery and veterinary dentistry. Her special clinical interests include diseases of the canine stifle , soft tissue surgery, and critical care medicine. Dr. Rabener is on the board of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, is adjunct faculty at Medaille College's veterinary technician program, and has served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve Veterinary Corps. In addition, she has experience working in animal shelters and feline exclusive practice.
When she's not working, Dr. Rabener enjoys an eclectic mix of hobbies including the preservation and restoration of Buffalo's historic buildings, vintage motor bikes, and comic book art. At her home in Allentown, with the help of her three cats, she and her husband maintain a constant and rigorous inquiry into the mysterious feline psyche.
Drs. Souza, Reynders and Rabener are affiliated members of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Medical Society, Niagara Frontier Veterinary Medical Society, and the Western New York Veterinary Medical Society.
Betty Marlowe is the full-time groomer at McClelland's. She attended the SUNY Delhi Animal Technology Program. She has been grooming for 31 years. She was fortunate enough to have owned her own grooming parlor for 15 years, before her addition to the McClelland staff. She has worked on dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, turtles and an Arctic fox. At one time she was an avid tropical fish breeder. Most often, she can be caught listening to Blues or Rock and Roll. She shares her home with two dogs, two cats, and a turtle.
Amy Fischer is our lead veterinary technician. She performs several managerial duties for the hospital as well. Prior to entrance in the veterinary field, she held several customer service positions. She was born and raised in Hamburg, New York, and received her veterinary technician degree from Medaille College, in 1997. She has been working as a technician at McClelland Small Animal Hospital for over 12 years. She loves all animals but has a weakness for ferrets, both domesticated ones, and their cousins, the Black Footed Ferrets.
Katie Davis was born and raised in South Buffalo. She obtained her veterinary technician degree from Medaille College as well. Prior to coming to McClelland Small Animal Hospital, she worked at Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center. She currently owns 9 cats, and 2 dogs, all of whom are rescue animals. She enjoys the small practice setting, always wears a smile, loves being an LVT, and looks forward to meeting you and your beloved pets.
Erin Delia grew up in the small town of Elma, NY and has always had a love and appreciation for animals, even when her and her father's allergies hindered the family from owning an animal. After high school, Erin entered the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and the State University at Buffalo. A love of animals and a willingness to learn drew her to Medaille College to pursue a degree as a veterinary technician. Erin holds client education in the highest regard. She currently shares her home in Wales with her 2 cats, Cricket and Gimme. Erin is very proud to be a member of the McClelland Small Animal family, and can't wait to meet you and your pet.
Kim Hornung was born and raised in North Buffalo. After receiving her degree in Veterinary Technology, she moved to Florida where she pursued her career as a vet tech for almost 10 years. While living there, she also received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Kim has since returned to Buffalo and is very proud and happy to be home to live and work once again. Kim has two Chinese Crested dogs named Mu Shu and Tao Zhen who are a huge love in her life. She has strong compassion for every animal and enjoys being able to chat and educate owners about their pets' needs. Kim is very happy to be a new member of McClelland Small Animal Hospital and looks forward to meeting all of our present and future clients.
Rachel Guarino attended Medaille College where she earned her license as a Veterinary Technician in 2012. Shortly after she graduated, she joined our team with excitement to work in a small practice setting. After growing up in the town of Elma, she keeps herself occupied there with her loving yet energetic boxer, Asia. She is currently continuing her education at Medaille College for a bachelors in Veterinary Technology and pre-vet. Rachel is very devoted to our family at Mcclelland Small Animal Hospital and looks forward to caring for your pet.
Philip Hill comes to us after having worked in Florida as well as the Western New York area. Philip strives to provide us with great customer service and front desk support, as our full time receptionist. Previously he has worked as a veterinary hospital manager of a 2-doctor practice, in Florida. He was instrumental in the 2005 relief effort for the animal victims of Hurricane Katrina, and took several weeks away from his full time position to help out. He shares his downtown condo apartment with one spoiled Second Chance Rescue cat named Jillian.
Rumeal Rushon Wilhite attends Erie Community College for Biology. His longterm goal is to become a veterinarian. He developed a love for animals at a young age, when he used to take in stray dogs and cats, and unknowingly, their fleas. He attended Hutchison Central Technical High School for Bio/Chemistry. During his time there, he began becoming very active in community service, swimming, drawing, and acquired a black belt in the martial art of Gojo Ryu. He became part of the Omega Gent's mentoring program for young teen males, to help guide them to the past of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Community Service, which are the pillars upon which the organization stands. His household includes a Shephard-Collie mix named Rocket, one bearded dragon named, Tian, a salamander, newt, red-eared slider turtle, and two large algae-eaters.
Joshua Hathaway hails from Holland, NY. He recently completed his studies at Medaille College to become a veterinary technician. He joined our team in the fall of 2011, and hopes to fine tune his skills as a lisenced veterinary technician. He resides with his mixed breed dog, Olive. His spare time is taken up by his love for stock car racing at the Holland Speedway. You can see Josh in his red Chevy Impala there.