Meet Our Team

Dr. Reed Stevens

Co-Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Stevens has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 15 years. It is actually his second career as he began in the corporate world with Purina. After deciding that veterinary medicine was his calling, he earned his veterinary degree at Cornell University. He owns Ellicot Small Animal Hospital and launched West Side Pet Clinic after recognizing that there was a need for low-cost basic veterinary services. You may also recognize Dr. Stevens from numerous media interviews on various pet care topics.

 Dr. Susan Sickels

Co-Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Sickels is known for her special interest in, and as an authority on, animal behavior. Her 30-year career in veterinary medicine has included studying with some of the pioneers in the animal behavior field. She is excited to focus on building better communication between family members – especially the furry ones!

 Dr. Valerie Giallella

Associate Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!

 Dr. Matthew Coleman

Associate Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Mercedes Carota

Associate Veterinarian

A graduate of Ross University, Dr. Carota moved back to Buffalo after completing her clinical year at the University of Pennsylvania. She loves helping nurture the human-animal bond and is looking forward to providing services on preventive care and education to West Side residents (and beyond)!

 Joseph Speranza

Office Manager

Joe graduated from the University of Buffalo in 2008 with a degree in Communications. He began working at Ellicott Small Animal Hospital shortly thereafter as a Client Services Representative. After learning much about the business of veterinary medicine (and a lot about internet technology), he was asked to serve as Office Manager opening the West Side Pet Clinic. He’s thrilled to be part of the team, and especially the West Side community.