Laura Wade, DVM Dipl ABVP (Avian)
Dr. Laura Wade is a board-certified bird specialist by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) and completed a residency with avian and exotic pets. She provides comprehensive primary and referral healthcare with medical, surgical, and behavioral services for your companion bird, small mammal, and reptile.
Dr. Wade lives in a suburb of Buffalo, New York with her two Meyer's parrots, 'Kelly' and 'Pepper' (in photo) and Cape parrot 'Zuri.' She also owns 'Roscoe,' a terrier mix!
Evan Reed, DVM
A Buffalo native, Dr. Reed graduated from Cornell University in 2011 and joined our staff July 1st of the same year. During his veterinary training, Dr. Reed gained extensive experience working with exotic pets and wildlife. Dr. Reed has a special interest in fish and amphibian medicine.
Dr. Reed is currently available every other Thursday for afternoon appointments. Outside of veterinary practice, Dr. Reed enjoys hiking, camping, fishing and gardening, among other pursuits. Photo shows Dr. Reed and his Tiger salamander, 'Groovy.'
Dr. Richie Burdeaux, DVM
After graduating high school, Dr. Burdeaux attended the University of Tennessee where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Ecology and additional coursework in Psychology. He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2012. After graduating, he completed a year internship at Young-Williams Animal Center, a large, private animal shelter in Knoxville, TN.
Dr. Burdeaux's interests include physical therapy and avian medicine. Prior to veterinary school, he enjoyed working at the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge, TN, where he cared for, rehabilitated, and trained birds of prey. He has also studied various species of birds in Peru as well as Bald Eagles in Alaska, and built a large, outdoor aviary where he has rescued pet birds with behavioral disorders. Dr. Burdeaux lives in Batavia with his Moluccan Cockatoo, 'Peaches,' and two horses. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, bird watching, kayaking, and horseback riding.
Dr. Carl Spielvogel, VMD
Dr. Carl Spielvogel earned his Bachelor's in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College in 2013. He went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and earned his doctorate in 2018. Dr. Spielvogel subsequently completed a year internship in small animal medicine, emergency, and surgery at the New England Animal Medical Center in Massachusetts. During veterinary school, he pursued research on the use of ventilators in cold-stunned sea turtles being rehabilitated at the New England Aquarium. Outside of work, Dr. Spielvogel enjoys hiking, visiting family, and relaxing with his two cats, Snoopy and Woodstock.
Cindy - Office Manager
Cindy joined our practice in April 2014 after many years of being one of our top clients.
Having worked in the telecommunications field for 33 years, Cindy decided it was time for a change to a career working with her passion - people and their pets! Raised on a farm, her earliest memories include cows, pigs and her favorite - chickens! Always wanting to bring something into the house, mom would say, 'No. When you have your own house, you can have as many pets as you want!'
Cindy and her husband David now share their home with over sixty pets - including parrots, canaries, tortoises, lizards, cats, a chinchilla, four chickens and one house rooster named Barbecue. There is no spare time for hobbies- her pets are her passion and other people's pets are her career!
Nancy - HEAD Licensed Veterinary Technician
Nancy received her Associate in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology from Medaille in 1996. While working toward her degree, and after obtaining her license as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Nancy worked at Animal Hospitable Veterinary Clinic from 1998 to 2003.
Prior to becoming an LVT, Nancy was a Medical Laboratory Technician (human medicine), having graduated from Alfred StateCollege. This experience led to combine her passions for medicine and animals, resulting in her transition to veterinary medicine. Nancy’s special interests include dentistry and guinea pig husbandry and care.
In 2003 she began working at All Creatures Animal Hospital as one of the original staff members. She eventually moved with Dr. Wade from All Creatures to Broadway Veterinary Clinic, later becoming her head technician at the opening of Specialized Care for Avian and Exotic Pets in 2012.
An avid fan of continuing education, Nancy has attended many seminars, conferences and wet labs pertaining to birds and companion animals.
At home, Nancy has a budgie and a cockatiel, three guinea pigs, and a pug! She enjoys pet-sitting and journaling in her free time.
Tony - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Tony received his Associate in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology at Genesee Community College in May of 2015.
He had previously interned with us during the summer of 2014, and became part of the SCAEP team in March 2016.
Tony grew up in a house with many exotic pets, from rats to hermit crabs. Ever since, he has wanted work with exotic pets, especially ferrets! He currently owns two rats adopted from one of our clients.
Sara - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Sara joined our team in August 2017. Sara graduated from Medaille College with her Associate in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology in 2016. We first met Sara as a client when she came to us with several pet toads earlier the same summer.
Sara has four cats, two rats, a Russian tortoise, a bearded dragon, one mouse, and several frogs and toads. She is pictured here with her Russian tortoise, Scooter!
Prior to and during her time at Medaille, Sara worked in retail. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her animals.
Gina - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Gina joined SCAEP in August 2018. Before becoming an LVT, Gina received her Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Science and Biology with a minor in Anthropology from SUNY Brockport. Always having an interest in wildlife and exotic animals, she interned at the Buffalo Zoo. She worked with ocelots, anteaters, and monkeys as well as the education animals. Gina graduated from Genesee Community College with her Associate's in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology in May 2018. Gina interned with us in July 2017. She also interned at Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER. While Gina likes all aspects of exotic animal medicine, she particularly is interested in avian and reptile medicine. Gina enjoys spending time outside and with her animals including parrots, lizards, rats, hedgehogs, cats, dogs, a ferret and a horse.
Emily - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Emily joined us in November of 2018. Prior to her coming here, she was in retail. Emily got her education at Medaille with a Bachelors of Science of Veterinary Technology in 2017. Emily enjoys reading when not with her animals which include 4 dogs and 2 cats.
Kate - Receptionist
Kate joined the SCAEP team in August 2018. For most of her life prior to joining us, she has been working with animals. She spent many years as an animal keeper at the Buffalo Zoo and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Somewhere in between, she taught informal and formal biology. Coming here allowed her to combine her passion for exotic pets and wildlife with helping people to understand them better. She spends her free time walking, birding and on family adventures. She shares her home with 3 budgies, 3 cats, and a very energetic rescue dog.
Kerry - Assistant
Kerry joined us in April 2019. Although she is young, Kerry has had the privilege of exploring multiple creative outlets throughout her life. She is a classically trained opera singer. Originally attending SUNY Fredonia, but she changed paths and graduated from SUNY Buffalo with degrees in English and Linguistics. She worked as a free-lance writer during and after college, and is an aspiring romance author. Since graduating, she has rediscovered her love for animal care, and is hoping to spend her life educating about the needs of exotic animals. Kerry enjoys caring for her bearded dragon, crested gecko, betta fish, and tarantula. She also enjoys cultivating bonsai trees and reading.