Elmwood Animal Hospital

Dear Elmwood Small Animal Clients,

It is an honor to share with you the exciting news from your Elmwood Small Animal Hospital.  Dr. Ganon Harish is retiring, and Dr. Reed Stevens and Dr. David Gurzak are taking over the hospital and patient care as co-owners.  

We celebrate the Elmwood’s long and distinguished reputation for caring for pets of WNY. Founded in 1947 by Dr. Harold Scheffler, Dr. Harish joined in 1971. In 2008, Dr. Harish relocated the hospital around the corner to our current location at 1606 Kenmore Ave.

Dr. Harish has cared for pets at Elmwood for 52 years.  Over the years, Dr. Stevens and Dr. Harish developed a strong collegial relationship. Dr. Stevens even saw patients here for Dr. Harish when he was off for vacation or more likely veterinary lectures. Earlier this year, Dr. Harish decided that this was a good point for him to spend more time with his family and step away from the practice. 

Because the hospital is no longer on Elmwood, Dr. Gurzak and Dr. Stevens felt the new name, North Buffalo Animal Hospital, was more inclusive as it celebrates our location on the edge of the City of Buffalo and the Ken/Ton neighborhoods. Dr. Stevens comes with hospital director responsibilities at Ellicott Street Animal Hospital and the West Side Pet Clinic where he has worked for 17 years.

Dr. Gurzak joins the practice from Blue Cross Animal Hospital. Dr. Alyssa Kramer will also be joining us and seeing patients beginning in July. We wish Dr. Harish well and we look forward to seeing your pet after our renovations and updates are complete. 

We expect to be fully open to care for pets as North Buffalo Animal Hospital on Monday July 10, 2023. Call 716-876-6023.