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Marcia J. Levine, DVM. Director
Dr. Levine, founder of Summer Street Cat Clinic, is a graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell. She also holds a Bachlor's Degree in Biology and a Master of Arts and Teaching Degree, both from Cornell. Dr. Levine has been in practice since 1979 and established the Cat Clinic in 1981. She has played an active role on the executive committee of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, WNY Veterinary Medical Society and NYS Board for Veterinary Medicine. In addition, Dr. Levine was a founder and President of the Pet Emergency Fund (www.petemergencyfund.org), a not-for-profit charity designed to assist pet owners in financial need for emergency care for their pets.
When asked, "Why did you decide to open a hospital just for cats?", she will respond that in addition to the joys of working with felines, cats need a place of their own that caters to their special needs.
Stephanie F. Westerman, DVM. Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Westerman is a graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell. She holds additional degrees in Animal Science from Rutgers University-Cook College and Economics from Occidental College in Los Angeles. In addition to her work at the Cat Clinic, Dr. Westerman is a tenured professor at Medaille College's Veterinary Technician program. She has special interests in feline cardiology and geriatric medicine.
Timm J. Otterson, DVM. Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Otterson brings to Buffalo his DVM degree from Louisiana State University. He has additional degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and Oceanography from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Otterson has a special interest in feline medicine, cardiology and behavior, and also enjoys treating ferrets.
He lives in the Parkside region of Buffalo with his wife, son, three cats, and rabbit. Dr. Otterson has served on the boards of the Western New York Veterinary Medical Association and the Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine and is currently a member of the board of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society (www.nfvsonline.org) and past-president of the Pet Emergency Fund (www.PetEmergencyFund.org). He spends his free time enjoying the nature of western New York and Ontario by sailing, cycling, hiking, skiing and bird watching. Dr. Otterson is the founder and race director of the Pet Emergency Fund Run for Rover 5K Race and Pet Walk and an avid endurance athlete, having completed marathons and a half-ironman triathlon.
Patricia A. Adams, DVM. Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Adams is a graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell. She attended Cornell's Agriculture and Life Sciences College for her undergraduate degree. Dr Adams has been a veterinarian since 1989 and joined the Summer Street Cat Clinic in 2003. She is currently serving on the board of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society. Dr. Adams is a Buffalo native, married, working part time and raising her three children. Having worked for many years in a 'mixed' small animal dog and cat practice, she is enjoying her work with felines and the advantages of feline practice. She spends her free time coaching synchronized swimming with the Buffalo Swimkins.
In addition to our veterinarians, the Summer Street Cat Clinic is staffed with eight licensed Veterinary Technicians and three receptionists. We are all available to answer any questions you may have concerning your cat.