Meet the Doctors
Dr. Teresa Labuszewski
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
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 recumbent 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. I'm currently learning how to program in my free time.
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 have three fur-babies at home; one being my beagle, Annabelle (14), my kitten, Meeka (6 months), and my off-the-track thoroughbred, Tezza (18). I am recently engaged and looking forward to celebrating in July 2021!! I’m a big time horse enthusiast and I love to ride dressage! Careful though, if you get me talking, it can be hard to get me to stop! When I'm not in the office, I like to spend time with my family, venture out to our family cabin, or work on DIY projects, like woodworking or crafting! I am here to help and I look forward to seeing you and your pet soon! (Pictured here is one of my favorite horses from my college lesson program, Phineas!)
Hello, my name is Fiona or Fifi for short. I live here at the clinic and love to sleep and get attention. I am here everyday to greet you and will welcome any love and attention you are willing to share. If you don't see me, I'm likely sleeping in my box on the desk or curled up in front of a heater somewhere! I LOVE treats and I also love to jump up on the counter and rub all over your belongings while you're trying to check out. I hope to see you soon! (If you are allergic to me, please don't hesitate to inform my caregivers. I am very happy to continue my nap in another room.)
Hey! My name is Reynaldo, and I also live here at the clinic. You might catch 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! (If you are allergic to me, please don't hesitate to inform my caregivers. I am very happy to continue begging for some treats elsewhere.)
Hi, my name is Pablo. I am Dr. Teresa's partner in crime! My mom rescued me after I had eaten things I shouldn't have. I am a 4 year old Dachshund-Poodle mix (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, so 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!