About Us

Meet Our Doctors

Dr Ashley Mott

Ashley Mott, DVM

Medical Director, Wheatfield Animal Hospital

As a Western New York native, Dr. Mott is excited to be a part of the Wheatfield Animal Hospital team. After receiving her B.A. in Biology and A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College, Dr. Mott attended the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine. During her time spent in the United Kingdom, she traveled to several countries to gain further experience in emergency medicine and critical care. Dr. Mott is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her clinical interests include emergency care, ultrasonography, and surgery.
Dr. Dennis Rohan

Dennis Rohan, DVM

Dr. Rohan attended Kansas State University where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rohan’s professional interests include feline medicine, surgery, and dermatology.
Payal Samuel, DVM

Payal Samuel, DVM

Dr. Samuel is excited to join the Wheatfield Animal Hospital team and the Buffalo community! Dr. Samuel received her BSc. in Biology from Queen’s University in Canada. She then graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis and completed her clinical year at Cornell University. Growing up she moved to several countries, developing a love for travel and various cuisines. She is looking forward to learning about Buffalo and its culture. Dr. Samuel’s clinical interests include wildlife medicine, rehabilitation and surgery.

Madeline Vind, DVM, MLAS

Dr. Vind earned her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Miami University, then her Master’s degree in Laboratory Animal Science from Drexel University. She graduated from Western University with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and went on to complete a one-year small animal rotating internship. Dr. Vind’s professional interests include emergency medicine, critical care, and ultrasonography. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time outdoors with her husband and spunky Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.
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Katie Schnier, DVM

Dr. Schnier grew up here in Western New York and has been with Buffalo Veterinary Group since 2016, where she started as a receptionist, became a veterinary technician, and now returns as a veterinarian. She obtained her A.S./B.S. in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College in 2019 and her Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Health Care Management and Leadership Strategies from Davenport University in 2023. She then attended St. Matthew’s University where she completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and finished her clinical rotations at Mississippi State University in 2023. Dr. Schnier’s clinical interests include exotic animal medicine, small animal nutrition, and emergency medicine. Outside of the veterinary field, she enjoys attending concerts, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with her own pets at home.
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Cody Kuhnle, DVM

Dr. Kuhnle grew up here in Western New York and has been with Buffalo Veterinary Group since 2019 where he was a veterinary technician, and now a veterinarian. He obtained his A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College in 2014 and his B.A. in Biotechnology from Buffalo State University in 2018. He then attended St. Matthew’s University where he completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and finished his clinical rotations at Mississippi State University in 2023. Dr. Kuhnle’s clinical interests include emergency medicine and internal medicine. Outside of the veterinary field, he enjoys cooking, producing music, fishing, playing/watching sports, and spending time with his dog Jolene.

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Our Policies


For your convenience, we offer “drop-off” appointments. A “drop off” means you could bring your pet at the time that works best for you and leave him/her with us for a couple of hours. Once the doctor has examined your pet, she/he will give you a call to go over the exam findings. You will then be instructed as to what time to pick up your pet.

For your protection and the safety of others, we require that pets be placed on a leash and properly controlled or in pet carriers while in the waiting room and exam room.


For your convenience, we accept a variety of payment options including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex,  cash payments, and Care Credit pet health insurance.


AAHA Accredited

You’ve chosen a veterinary hospital that is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Wheatfield Animal Hospital is among only 14% of hospitals in the country who voluntarily go through a comprehensive, stringent evaluation every three years. We are evaluated on over 900 standards established to ensure our patients and clients receive the highest level of care.

Accredited practices must meet specific standards in the following areas:
  • Anesthesia
  • Client Service
  • Contagious Disease
  • Dentistry
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency/Urgent Care
  • Examination Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Human Resources
  • Laboratory
  • Medical Records
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Practice Leadership
  • Safety
  • Surgery

We were awarded this accreditation status because we provide high-quality pet care in a compassionate environment.  Our standards are very high, and we are proud to offer this level of excellence to you. You can learn more about what our accreditation means for your pet family member at AAHA’s Healthy Pets website: Why Standards Are Important.

Our veterinarians are members of the Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine, the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine was organized in 1952 as a continuing education venture. Since then, the academy has been dedicated to educating members beyond the academic environment. Along with monthly meetings to continue education, we give our veterinarians time away from the practice to attend a national meeting to remain updated on the best medical practices for your pets.