Dr. Douglas Fijas
Hailing from Depew, NY, Dr. Fijas knew at a young age that he wanted to be a veterinarian, as he worked as a kennel attendant. He proceeded to receive his BS degree in Biology from the University of Buffalo. Dr. Fijas further pursued his studies at the University of Minnesota where he was awarded his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He knew that he wanted to go back home to practice veterinary medicine, and in 1998 he joined the staff of Seneca Animal Hospital.
Dr. Fijas is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, the American Animal Hospital Association, and Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine. He also has a strong interest in Canine and Feline Dentistry, and ACL surgeries.
Dr Fijas is noted as being the “Class Clown” by his staff, for his goofy and entertaining behavior. He is well known for being the comic relief amongst the staff, and is regarded for lifting their spirits when the day is hectic and stressful. On his serious side Dr. Fijas enjoys teaching an Adult Sunday School class. Together with his beautiful wife Brenda (a speech therapist), they have 3 wonderful sons. Jacob is a software designer, Adam is in college studying Chemistry, and Nathan is studying to become an Electrician. Dr. Fijas also has triplet feline fur babies named Bentley, Murray, and Cooper. When he’s not at work you can also find him at many Buffalo Bandits games. He also enjoys music, singing, reading, tennis and of course golf.
Dr. Laura Monaghan
A native of New Hartford, N.Y., Dr. Monaghan knew she always wanted to be a veterinarian. She worked as a veterinary assistant, in Rochester, when she was an undergraduate student. Dr. Monaghan attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, and received her BS in Biology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2003. Dr. Monaghan went on to Tufts University where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She moved to the Western New York area after graduation, and joined Seneca Animal Hospital in 2007.
Dr. Monaghan is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, the American Animal Hospital Association, and Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Monaghan has a special interest in weight management and nutrition. She also volunteers her time at the Marilla Rabies Clinic. Dr. Monaghan has a special Border Collie, named Hank, who is a certified therapy dog. She would bring him to Children’s Hospital to help encourage and comfort the very sick children in need of a loving companion. By bringing Hank in regularly, they both were able to help children cope with their illnesses. Dr Monaghan spends her leisure time not only with Hank, but also with her 3 legged cat, Ellie. An excellent baker, she also enjoys reading and doing crafts in her spare time.
Dr. Michelle Stanek
A former resident of Hamburg, N.Y., Dr. Stanek received her undergraduate BS degree in Biology from SUNY Geneseo, where she was on the Dean’s List consistently. Dr. Stanek then attended Michigan State University, and received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1996. During one of her summers off Dr. Stanek worked at Seneca Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant. After Veterinary School she decided that Seneca Animal Hospital was the practice for her, and she has been here ever since.
Dr. Stanek is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, the American Animal Hospital Association, and Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine. With a special interest in soft tissue surgeries, Dr. Stanek has also spent many days volunteering at the S.P.C.A. to perform spays and neuters. She has also volunteered her time at many Free Rabies Vaccine Clinics.Currently, Dr. Stanek resides in Lancaster with husband Jay, and daughter Samantha. We also can’t forget her furry friends too. Dr. Stanek has an adorable DSH named Claire, and a beautiful Golden Retriever named Maizy. In her spare time, Dr. Stanek can be found taking bee classes, and is quite enjoying them. That is not surprising as she is an avid gardener and loves being outside. You can also find her cooking or baking, but that’s when she isn’t reading a good novel every chance she can get.
Dr. Carl Tomaschke
Originally from Greenville Illinois, Dr. Tomaschke studied and received his BS degree in Biology and Chemistry at Greenville College. He further went on to the University of Illinois where he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Dr. Tomaschke came to Buffalo to intern when he was a veterinary student and found that he loved the area and wanted to work here. With a special interest in avian, reptile, exotic and small animal medicine, Dr. Tomaschke found his niche here at Seneca Animal Hospital since 1985.
Dr. Tomaschke is member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Reptile & Amphibian Veterinarians, and of course the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, the American Animal Hospital Association, and Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine. In 2002, Dr. Tomaschke received the prestigious Cecelia Evans Taylor Award for his dedication and commitment to the Buffalo Zoo. When Dr. T is not here working hard, you may find him volunteering his time at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center.
Dr. Tomaschke resides at home with his lovely wife, Jane. We also can’t forget to mention his two adorable Standard Poodles, Chloe and Sasha, and his precious miniature Dachshund, Piper. In addition to spending time with his family, you may also find him fishing, or skiing past you on the slopes in his spare time.
Dr. Roseanna Kordrupel
Born and raised in Orchard Park, NY, Dr. Kordrupel studied at Cornell University and received her Bachelors of Science, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003. She furthered her studies at Cornell University and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Afterwards, Dr. Kordrupel did an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College. She also spent the next five years working in large animal medicine after Veterinary School until 2013. Dr. Kordrupel later went to work in a small animal private practice, until she joined our staff in 2019.
Dr. Kordrupel is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, the American Animal Hospital Association, and Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in ultrasonography, ophthalmology, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of the practice, Dr. Kordrupel also belongs to the Vine Wesleyan Church Youth Ministry.
Dr. Kordrupel and her husband John have two beautiful sons, Micheal and Andrew. Dr. Kordrupel also has an energetic lab named Penny, and RG who is her furry feline. On her days off, you can find Dr. Kordrupel hiking, cooking, reading, watching sports, and listening to music.