Meet Our Team

Dr. Reed Stevens

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. Matthew Coleman

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Matthew Coleman was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY. After attending Niagara Catholic High School, Dr. Coleman attended Medaille College in Buffalo, NY and graduated with an A.S. in Veterinary Technology and a B.S. in Biology. In May, 2016, Dr. Coleman graduated with his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. His interests in veterinary medicine are pocket pets and anesthesia.

In addition to working at Ellicott, Dr. Coleman also works as an associate veterinarian at the West Side Pet Clinic, and as an adjunct faculty member at Medaille College, teaching classes for the veterinary technology department.

When not working, Dr. Coleman likes to spend time with his family, friends, and his four cats Abby, Gizmo, Tupac and Fenwyk. He also enjoys reading, fishing/camping, traveling, and the performing arts.

Dr. Alexandra Hrapach

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Alexandra Hrapach was born in Ukraine and grew up just outside Toronto, Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2012 from the University of Guelph. Dr. Hrapach’s strong passion for animal care led her to obtain a veterinary medicine degree from St. George’s University in Grenada and complete her final clinical year at Cornell University. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in dermatology.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Hrapach likes to spend time with her family, friends and dog Charlie. She enjoys traveling, baking desserts and scuba diving in the Caribbean.

Dr. Emily Schuchman


West Side Pet Clinic  is very pleased to welcome our newest veterinarian, Dr. Emily Schuchman. Dr. Schuchman (pronounced “shook-man”) received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University and completed her clinical training at Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. She completed her undergraduate studies in biochemistry at St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont. She is certified in and dedicated to Fear Free practice standards.

Dr. Schuchman’s interest in all things veterinary began as a child growing on her  grandparents’ dairy farm outside of Binghamton, NY. Her family gladly nurtured her interest in animals through the farm, riding lessons, and tolerating the stray animals she would bring home. Throughout her schooling, she was involved with volunteer programs and was on the board of an organization called Angels in Armor Animal Rescue Fund (AAARF) that provided emergency medical care to unowned dogs and cats in the community surrounding her vet school.

Professionally, she has developed a special interest in surgery of all kinds. She is also particularly committed to helping clients address behavioral issues with their pets. She loves to think through client’s challenges with their pets from the pets perspective. On her time off you might find Dr. Schuchman rock climbing, crocheting, volunteering around town or spending time with her cranky cat Scully, who she lovingly refers to as a “demonic” short-hair.