Meet the Doctors
Dr. Teresa Labuszewski is a native western New Yorker, having attended Starpoint Central School from kindergarten through 12th grade. She received a B.A. in psychology from SUNY at Buffalo in 1975, a Ph.D in Psychology from SUNY at Stonybrook in 1980 and her DVM from Cornell University in 1984. She has worked in several western New York veterinary practices, gaining experience and learning from her fellow veterinarians, until 1992 when she opened The Animal Hospitable. You can be assured that our compassionate, caring staff will treat your pet as if they were one of our own. We do not practice cookie cutter medicine, with puppy or kitten “packages” that are the same for each animal. Instead we practice thoughtful medicine based on you and your pet’s individual needs.
Dr. Mary Driess grew up in North Tonawanda, NY and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was about 5 years old. She worked as a veterinary assistant when she was in high school and graduated from Medaille College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2004. She worked as a veterinary technician while obtaining her Bachelor's degree from Medaille College. She then traveled to Grenada in the West Indies and graduated from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Her professional interests include preventative care, soft tissue surgery, and veterinary dentistry. In her spare time, Dr. Mary enjoys spending time with her husband John, her two toddlers Dominic and Matthew, horseback riding, and cooking/baking. She has a cat named Tino and a new rescue puppy named Jetta.
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My name is Debbie. I have been married since 1996 and have 2 children, Kirsten and Haley. My two dogs are Bruno and Odin; and two cats Simba and Tiger-rose. I graduated from Medaille in 1990 and have worked as an Animal Health Technician since. I worked at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic for 10 years and have been at The Animal Hospitable on and off since 1992. Over the years I have been involved in many activities with animals including showing horses and agility with dogs.
Hi, my name is Andrea. In 1986 I graduated from SUNY Delhi as a licensed Veterinary Technician. I've worked at a few other clinics before starting at The Animal Hospitable in March of 2015. My animals are Faith, a doberman, and Rosie, a cat. In my spare time I enjoy photography, riding my recumbant bike, cooking and gardening.
Hey! My name is Katarina. I grew up on Long Island, and have always had pets. I moved up here to go to school. I currently have two cats; Downie and Jordan. In my spare time I love to cook, play video games, and crochet.
Hello! My name is Sam, and I have a BFA in Animation. Growing up I've always been surrounded by pets, and volunteered with them too! Currently my pride and joys include my pekingese Taz, my cat Luna, and my hairless guinea pig Nug. In my spare time I love spending time working on art or playing video games.
Hello there! My name is Lauren! I started at the Animal Hospitable, as an assistant, in September of 2016. In May of 2016, I graduated from Houghton College with my bachelors in biology. I am looking to further my education and maybe go on to vet school some day. I have an adorable beagle named Annabelle, and a super cute kitten named Meeka. I’m a big time horse enthusiast and I love to ride dressage! In my free time I like to spend time with my family, go to my family cabin, or work on DIY projects! I look forward to seeing you and your pet soon!
Hello, my name is Fiona or FiFi for short. I am one of the hospital cats. I am here everyday to enjoy your pets and to break open those bags of Rx Diets. I LOVE treats! I also love to jump up on the counter and rub all over your belongings while you're trying to check out. Hope to see you (and your food) soon!
Hey! My name is Reynaldo and I’m the other hospital cat. You
might have seen me making my rounds around the clinic or heard my very unique,
deep cry while talking to everyone! I really love food, sleeping, and getting
my neck scratched. If you see me, feel free to give me a quick scratch. I hope
to see you soon!
Hi my name is Pablo, I am Dr. Teresa Labuszewski's partner in crime. My mom Dr. T rescued me after I had ate things I shouldn't have. I am a 4 year Dachi-Poo my mother was a miniature dachshund and my father was a poodle. I am very friendly and love to get my tummy and chin scratched. I come to work with my mom every day if you can't see me you will definitely hear me greeting you when you come in. Can't wait to meet you, please feel free to ask where I am if you don't see me up front!