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All Creatures Animal Hospital

6429 Transit Road | East Amherst, NY 14051

Call 716-489-8908
Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

If you live in East Amherst or the surrounding area in NY, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. For premier pet care in Wny come see us in our newly renovated facility at All Creatures Animal Hospital. Dr. James Albert, Dr. Alexandra Adamcak, Dipl ABVP (avian specialist), Dr. Jennifer Zagst and Dr. Melissa Andritz provide full service veterinary care for your household and exotic pets including immunizations, dental care, a full service pharmacy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, cold laser therapy and surgery. In addition to caring for dogs and cats, we specialize in exotic pet care for birds, reptiles, pocket pets and zoo animals.

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James Albert, DVM
James Albert, DVM

Dr. Albert graduated from Mississippi State in 1994. He practiced equine and large animal medicine in Kentucky upon graduation. He gained valuable emergency medicine and surgical experience while employed at the Greater Buffalo Veterinary Emergency Clinic. He has been a small animal, avian and exotic doctor since 1995 and most notably was the veterinarian for the Buffalo Zoo. He was the former president of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society from 2010-2012 and sat on the board for almost a decade. In 2013 he decided to increase his knowledge in alternative medicine and began to practice the ancient Chinese art of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine with aspirations of completing his certification in 2014. Dr. Albert is also a consultant to many rescue groups and animal sanctuaries. He provides on site services to many exotic animals from llamas to tigers.

Dr. Albert’s interests include zoo medicine, public speaking, working dogs and spending time with his wife Amy and his three boys, Declan, Aidan and JT.

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Dr. Alexandra Adamcak, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), CVA
Dr. Alexandra Adamcak, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), CVA

Dr. Adamcak graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She continued her education by completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. She worked in New York City for 4 years in a private small animal practice before following her dream to do a residency. She completed a 2-year residency in avian and exotic companion pet medicine, one of only 5 in the country. In 2000, she passed the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners’ examination to become one of only 125 veterinarians in the world to be recognized as a board certified avian veterinarian. In 2103, she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute and is excited to have advanced her specialty skills in treating not only dogs and cats with complementary medicine, but also birds and exotics. Dr. Adamcak is also very knowledgeable in herbal and holistic medicine and she is skilled in the use of laser therapy. She received her Veterinary Acupuncture Certification through the Chi Institute in in 2013.

Professionally, she is active in several veterinary organizations. She is president elect for the Western New York Veterinary Association. She also services on the examination committee for the American Board of Veterinary Practice and attends the annual Association of Avian Veterinary Conference. She participates in several exotic veterinary on-line groups in order to continue her education.

In addition to being a partner in All Creatures Animal Hospital, her time is happily consumed by her 3 precious angels, Jack, Olivia and Emmett, her husband Richard and their 2 dogs Georgia and Clarence.

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Jennifer Zagst, DVM
Jennifer Zagst, DVM

Jennifer Zagst has been working towards her goal of becoming a veterinarian for much of her life. After receiving her BA in Biology from the University of Buffalo, Jennifer attended Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies. She studied at Ross for twenty eight months before traveling to Cornell University to complete her clinical year.

Jennifer’s experience in the animal care field extends back to her high school years. Her volunteering and internship history includes work at a wildlife rehabilitation center, a therapeutic riding center, an alpaca farm, a large animal ambulatory service, a small animal clinic, and the Buffalo Zoological gardens, among others.

Jennifer’s professional interests include ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. She enjoys traveling and swimming, is an avid reader, and a lover of all genres of music.

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Melissa Andritz, DVM
Melissa Andritz, DVM

Dr. Andritz grew up near Albany, New York. She attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine where she was very active in organized veterinary medicine as an executive board member of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association, and is currently a member of the AVMA. She received her DVM degree in May of 2013. She has a special interest in avian and exotic companion animal medicine and always enjoys meeting a new species of animal, although she still loves cats and dogs! She relocated to Buffalo from Charleston, West Virginia after working with small animals, birds and exotic pets for over a year. She is also currently completing a Masters in Public Health through the University of Minnesota.
In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, fly fishing, and hiking with her dog Zeus. Along with Zeus, she shares her home with Aoife and Odin the cats, Benedict the dwarf hamster, Mercury the crested gecko and an aquarium of very personable goldfish.

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Amy Albert – Licensed Veterinary Technician, Hospital Administrator
Amy Albert – Licensed Veterinary Technician, Hospital Administrator

Amy graduated from Medaille College in 1993 with an AS in Veterinary Technology. She worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician upon graduation and was promoted to a supervisory technician role in 1995. She became the Office Manager at All Creatures Animal

Hospital upon its opening in 2003. While maintaining her career as an Lvt and Office Manager, she graduated from Daemen College in 2004, magna cum laude, with a BS and MS in Health Sciences and Physician Assistant studies. She was instrumental in opening City Creatures Animal Hospital as well and was promoted to the Hospital Administrator for both facilities in 2009. Presently, she manages both hospitals and fills in as a licensed veterinary technician when needed, in addition to working part-time as a Registered Physician Assistant. She works with her husband, Dr. Albert, in helping care for primates. She has also volunteered at the Buffalo Zoo.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and their German Shepherd and Boxer, Angel and Baxter.

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Kathleen Pitrola – Head Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kathleen Pitrola – Head Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kathleen has been employed with Acah for a little over seven years. You might see her speeding about the floor plan quickly unpacking boxes of hospital supplies in between appointments or intaking some of our surgical procedures for the day. Kathleen attended the Veterinary Technology program at LaGuardia Community College and received most of her training in New York City working at the Humane Society of New York. Kathleen has also been an instructor and tutor for college courses including Intro to Veterinary Technology, Biological Chemistry and Veterinary Nursing.In her spare time she sings baritone with the Buffalo Gateway Chorus.

Kathleen’s first experiences as a technician began with treating strays she and her family would stumble upon in their neighborhood on the west side of Buffalo. It was not uncommon to find a crow named Herby with a splint or a cat named Fluffy with a bandage. Eventually, these homeless creatures became family pets.

Kathleen attended Buffalo State College in pursuit of a career in the arts. After graduating with a B.A. in Theatre, she moved to New York City and lived there until 2005, participating in many stage productions. Her family, with a yard for her dogs and more space for her cats, called her back to Buffalo and now Kathleen has found the means to stage her own production. It’s a great feeling and privilege to be happy going to work each day at All Creatures.

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