Our Team: Veterinarians
Our veterinarians are exceptionally skilled at using their training to diagnose, treat and help prevent disease in your pet. They are there to answer any of your questions regarding your pets health and to make recommendations to keep your pet healthy and happy.
Dr. Susan Wylegala
Dr. Wylegala is the owner of the Cheektowaga Veterinary Hospital, and is a native of Buffalo, NY. In 1981 she received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Rochester. Dr. Wylegala received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell in 1988. She has worked at the Cheektowaga Veterinary Hospital since her graduation from Cornell. Dr. Wylegala is honored to be the 2016 President of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society. She is active in numerous veterinary organizations, and is the current president of the Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Wylegala is a Past President of the Western New York Veterinary Medical Association and has received two Regional Merit Awards from the WNYVMA. She serves as co-chair of the New York State Veterinary Conference. Dr. Wylegala serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell. She is a regular guest on A.M. Buffalo's "Pet Talk" segment [WKBW Channel 7, Buffalo, NY].
Dr. Wylegala has 4 cats; Stella, Stasz, Leo and one who lives at the hospital named Frieda. While not working, she enjoys cycling, boxing and gardening. Dr. Wylegala also captains a cycling team called the "Animaniacs." Her team has participated in the "Ride for Roswell" benefitting Roswell Park Cancer Institute for over 10 years.
Dr. Kathleen Murnan
A native of Tonawanda, Dr. Kathleen Murnan is a Kenmore East graduate. Dr. Murnan also attended Cornell University and received her B.S. Degree in Biology as part of her undergraduate studies in 1983. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Murnan continued her education by attending Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She was then awarded her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1989. During her time at Cornell, Dr. Murnan was also a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society. Dr. Murnan is a current member to the Western New York Chapter of the New York State Veterinary Society, and the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Medical Society. Dr. Murnan has volunteered her services at Rabies Clinics, and has volunteered at the SPCA performing spays and neuters.
Dr. Murnan has been part of the Cheektowaga staff since 2008. Dr. Murnan has a special interest in emergency medicine and critical care. She also enjoys performing soft tissue surgeries. When she is not at work, Dr. Murnan is still working hard taking of her family. Married to Dr. Gerald Mechor, they both spend their free time taking their son, Cade, to hockey for the Buffalo Junior Sabres. Dr. Murnan enjoys horseback riding, skiing, gardening, and reading. She also loves to spend time with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel-KiKi, her Beagle/Shepard Mix-Krissy, her cat-Tat, and with Rocco-her cockatiel.
Dr. Noreen Pazderski
Originally from Cheektowaga, Dr. Pazderski is a Williamsville North High School graduate. She attended Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to get her B.S. in Biology (1984). Dr. Pazderski continued her education at New York State of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Since her graduation, Dr. Pazderski has been active in the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN). She personally interviews each student that has applied to Cornell from the Buffalo area, and holds receptions for accepted students. In addition, Dr. Pazderski often speaks with Girl Scout Troops, and is active with the local Veterinary Explorers Group that meets at Medaille College. She gives an annual presentation, and then accompanies a group to Cornell Veterinary College’s open house. Dr. Pazderski has been part of the CVH team since 2011.
For the past 20 years Dr. Pazderski has served as Veterinarian in Attendance at local dog shows. She has also worked with the Kennel Club of Niagara Falls, Olean Kennel Club, and Wyoming Kennel Club. She has a cat named “Sherlock.” In her free time, Dr. Pazderski enjoys collecting antiques and books. She has won awards for her collection of veterinary specialty items. She enjoys movies and the science fiction genre. Dr. Pazderski is a member of several local, and international Sherlock Holmes groups. She’s also a die-hard hockey fan! She was the goaltender for the women’s team at her veterinary school.