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Laura Wade, DVM Dipl ABVP (Avian)

Dr. Laura Wade is a board-certified bird specialist by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) and completed a residency in avian and exotic pets. She provides comprehensive primary healthcare and progressive referral medical, surgical and behavioral services for your companion bird, small mammal or reptile.

Dr. Wade lives in a suburb of Buffalo, New York with her two Meyer's parrots, "Kelly" and "Pepper" (in photo) and Cape parrot "Zuri."

Dr Wade's Resume

Evans_Pic__1__1.jpgEvan Reed, DVM  

A Buffalo native, Dr. Reed graduated from Cornell University in 2011 and joined our staff July 1st.  During his veterinary training, Dr. Reed gained extensive experience working with exotic pets and wildlife.  Dr. Reed has a special interest in fish and amphibian medicine and hopes to expand this service at SCAEP.  

Presently, Dr. Reed is available every other Thursday for afternoon appointments.  Outside of veterinary practice, Dr. Reed enjoys hiking, fishing and gardening, among other pursuits.  Photo shows Dr. Reed and his Tiger salamander, "Groovy."

Dr. Richie Burdeaux, DVM

After graduating high school, Dr. Burdeaux attended the University of Tennessee where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Ecology and additional coursework in Psychology. He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2012. After graduating, he completed a year internship at Young-Williams Animal Center, a large, private animal shelter in Knoxville, TN.

Dr. Burdeaux's interests include physical therapy and avian medicine. Prior to veterinary school, he enjoyed working at the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge, TN, where he cared for, rehabilitated, and trained birds of prey. He has also studied birds in Peru, Bald Eagles in Alaska, and built a large, outdoor aviary where he has rescued pet birds with behavioral disorders. Dr. Burdeaux lives in Batavia with two Moluccan Cockatoos and two horses.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, bird watching, kayaking, and horseback riding.

Nancy M. - Licensed Veterinary Technician, HEAD LVT

Nancy received her Associate in Applied Science from Medaille in Veterinary Technology in 1996. While working toward her degree, and after obtaining her license as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Nancy worked at Animal Hospitable Veterinary Clinic from 1998 to 2003.


Prior to becoming an LVT, Nancy was a Medical Laboratory Technician (human medicine), graduated from Alfred StateCollege. This experience led to combine her passions for medicine and animals, resulting in her transition to veterinary medicine. Nancy’s special interests include dentistry and guinea pig husbandry and care.

In 2003 she began working as a LVT at All Creatures Animal Hospital as one of the original staff members. Working with Dr. Wade at ACAH led to Nancy joining her at Broadway Veterinary Clinic, and later becoming her head technician in 2009 at the inception of Specialized Care for Avian and Exotic Pets.

An avid fan of continuing education, Nancy has attended many seminars, conferences and wet labs pertaining to birds and companion animals.

Jenna Hosken - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jenna completed her Associate in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology at Medaille College in 2013.  During her time at Medaille she began developing a special interest in the care of exotic pets.  Jenna focused her attention further on exotics through internships during her final semester, subsequently graduating and eagerly setting out to begin her career.

She joined the SCAEP team in May 2013 after completing her final internship with us earlier that year.

Jenna lives with one dog, two rabbits, and four pet rats- many of them adopted from Medaille’s own LVT program to enjoy a wonderfully spoiled life in their retirement.

Tony Martyn - Licensed Veterinary Technician 

Tony joined the SCAEP team in March 2016.   

He received his Associate in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology at Genesee Community College in May of 2015. 

He had previously interned with us during the summer of 2014.

Tony grew up in a house with many exotic pets, from rats to hermit crabs.  Ever since, he has wanted work with exotic pets, especially ferrets!      

Cindy Basinski - Office Manager 

Cindy joined our practice in April 2014 after many years of being one of our top clients. 

Having worked in the telecommunications field for 33 years, Cindy decided it was time for a change to a career working with her passion - people and their pets! Raised on a farm, her earliest memories include cows, pigs and her favorite - chickens! Always wanting to bring something into the house, mom would say, "No. When you have your own house, you can have as many pets as you want!"

Cindy and her husband David now share their home with over fifty pets - including parrots, canaries, tortoises, lizards, rabbits, dogs, cats and a chinchilla. There is no spare time for hobbies... her pets are her passion and other people's pets are her career!