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Meet the Team


Dr. Jennifer Sutton

Dr. Sutton is a Western New York native from Clarence. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Associates in Veterinary Technology from Medaille University in 2006. She graduated from Kansas State University with her DVM in 2011. Dr Sutton started working at Transit Valley Animal Hospital in 2014 where she became part owner of TVAH in 2018. In May 2021, Dr. Jennifer Sutton became the sole owner of Transit Valley Animal Hospital. Dr. Sutton is committed to providing exceptional care for your pet while emphasizing great communication with you, each and every visit. Her veterinary interests include Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Pain Management, Surgery, Physical Rehabilitation and Acupuncture. Dr. Sutton became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist from the Chi Institute in 2012. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Western New York Veterinary Medical Association, and the Niagara Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Sutton currently lives with her fiancé Joshua and daughter Maddy. She has two dogs that she adopted from the SPCA named Willow and Aspen and four cats named Bubba, Monty, Nebula and Banjo. Dr. Sutton enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is an avid wine and food enthusiast. She loves to travel and spend time outdoors doing activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and working out.

Dr. Amy Bradford

Dr. Bradford was born and raised in Western New York, where sh initially found her passion for working with animals. In 2015 she began working for Transit Valley Animal Hospital as veterinary assistant until 2017 when she took a leap of faith and enrolled in the Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Upon graduation in 2021 with her BVetMed from RVC, she returned to the US and re-established herself with Transit Valley Animal Hospital, although this time as one of the veterinarians on staff. As an avid animal lover, Dr. Bradford is the proud owner of three amazing dachshunds as well as three cats. When she is not at work she loves spending time with family and pets, and finds herself pursuing other passions such as travel, gymnastics, and dancing.

Dr. Amanda Andrijevic

Dr. Amanda Andrijevic completed her veterinary degree at Cornell University in 2012. She started working at Transit Valley Animal Hospital in 2019. Her veterinary interests include Soft Tissue Surgery, Ultrasound, Radiology, Dentistry, and Feline Medicine. She is an active member of multiple veterinary organizations, such as the AVMA and WNYVMS*.

Dr. Andrijevic was born and raised in Lockport, NY. She spends most of her time outside of work enjoying her children, her cat Coconut, and her flock of chickens. She also enjoys camping, kayaking, bird watching, painting and crochet. She is glad to be a member of the TVAH team, and looks forward to taking care of your pets!

​* American Veterinary Medical Association, Western New York Veterinary Medical Society


Joshua Brown

Joshua has had an interest in working in the veterinary field since an early age. He started as a kennel caretaker and cleaner in 2007. After high school he completed his bachelors in Biology and Veterinary Technology at Medaille College in Buffalo. Joshua has been working as a veterinary technician at TVAH since 2017. When Joshua and his fiancé are outside of the veterinary field they enjoy taking their two dogs for walks, playing with their 4 cats at home and gathering eggs from their 4 chickens. As a native Buffalonian Joshua is passionate about his Buffalo Bills.

Sarah Pacheco

Sarah attended college at Fredonia State before transferring to SUNY Canton to receive her degree as a veterinary technician in 2011. Sarah has been a part of our team at Transit Valley Animal Hospital since 2012.

Ashley Drabczyk

Ashley grew up in Niagara Falls, NY and graduated as a CVT from Medaille College in 2016. After graduation she moved to Florida for 6 years to continue her passion as a CVT. In 2022, she moved. back up to New York to be with family and friends, starting at TVAH in August of 2022. She is continuing my education as a CVT and her plan is to start business classes online. Ashley spends most of her time with my family watching movies, hanging out with her cats Rose and Bailey, and exploring the outdoors with close friends.

Melissa McAdam

Bio coming soon!

Emily Skotnicki

Originally from Rochester, Emily moved to Buffalo to pursue schooling to become a veterinary technician through Medaille College. Emily graduated about 10 years ago and has worked in the field since then, joining the Transit Valley Animal Hospital team in 2021. When Emily is not at Transit Valley,  she enjoys working in her garden and upkeeping her tropical fish tanks. Emily is an avid lover of animals and she owns multiple pets including cats, dogs, and parakeets, all of which she loves spending time with every day.

Liz Spack

Bio coming soon! 

Brittany Brock

Brittany has been with Transit Valley Animal Hospital since 2014 and wears many hats at the hospital. She lives in the country with her husband, children, dogs, cats and farm animals. One thing Brittany is most pationate about is fostering dogs and cats. Brittany has been a foster mom for many years. In her free time she enjoys traveling, live music and reading. 

Jen Merckel

Because of her love for animals, Jen became an employee at Transit Valley Animal Hospital in 2015, something she has always wanted to do. She loves spending time with her family, her two children and three dogs. She also enjoys camping, fishing, and gardening.

Ashley Kozlowski

Ashley grew up in sunny south Florida, but relocated to Buffalo in 2021 to be with family. She taught elementary school before returning to her other passion, veterinary medicine, and has been with TVAH since 2021. Ashley shares her home with her husband Justin, and a slew of rescue animals! She has 3 dogs (LillyPup, Daisy, and Clinch), 4 cats (Floyd, Zeppelin, Mr. Mojo Risin’, and Gavin), as well as 3 guinea pigs (Frank, Fitz, and Ferguson). When she’s not working, Ashley enjoys spending time with all of her animals, reading, and exploring Western New York.

Linnea Koeppel

Linnea has been at Transit Valley Animal Hospital for 30 years . During that time she has enjoyed greeting clients , assisting with their pet-related questions and being part ofthe lives of their pets as they progress through their lives . She feels she has a long term bond with the families , indeed serving generations during the years. Linnea has lived and worked in Clarence Center, NY her entire life . She has two children of whom she is very proud . Her son , Matthew has been in the Army for 7 years . His proudest accomplishment in the service to date was spending 3 years as a Tomb Guard at the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier at Arlington. National Cemetery in Washington, DC . He is currently stationed in Anchorage , Alaska . Her daughter, Jessica works at Canine Kennels of Clarence and has a deep knowledge, love and understanding of the canine mind . Linnea currently has 3 cats . When not at work, Linnea enjoys spending time with her family, listening to classic rock, following the Sabres, gardening, bird watching and vacationing in the Adirondacks . She enjoys hiking , going on adventures and spending time with her boyfriend , Paul. She looks forward to many more productive years at Transit Valley Animal Hospital.

Sheila Schaivone

Sheila has been with Transit Valley since 2018 after retiring from the pharmacy profession where she practiced as a pharmacist for 27 years. She has 2 children, a son and a daughter, who she enjoys traveling with ,especially to Disneyland and Disney World. She has a rescue dog named Sullivan who she loves to take on long walks, and 2 rescue cats named Molly and Maeve , as well as 6 “grandcats”. Sheila enjoys watching the Bills and Sabres and also volunteering for Camp Good Days which is an organization that provides fun events for children ages 3 to 18 affected by cancer. When not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Nick Derrick

After years of working with people with disabilities Nick opted to make a career change in 2020 and return to school for something more in line with his passions and working with animals. He graduated in May of 2022 with a degree in animal management from NCCC and after interning with training staff at the Buffalo Zoo and the Niagara Aquarium I started working at Transit Valley Animal Hospital shortly after that. When not at work Nick enjoys hiking with his dog Willow and have adventured occasionally as a wilderness guide in Alaska and the Adirondacks. When not feeling adventurous he works part time as an artist, specializing in portraiture including pets. wildlife, and occasionally people.

Shirley Wagner

Bio coming soon!