Hospital Information

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Melanie Burkard

Melanie Burkard, DVM

Buffalo Feline Hospital
Dr. Burkard was born and raised in the Buffalo, NY area. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Daemen College in 2015. Dr. Burkard graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 2020 with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include feline medicine and low-stress visits. Dr. Burkard has a cat and a dog, both of whom keep her very busy!

Hospital Tour

Hospital Policies


We offer a wide range of appointment times throughout the week. Please call (716) 217-2287 to make appointments for all office visits. 

If your pet is experiencing a veterinary emergency, please visit our Emergency page for more information.

For your protection and the safety of your pet and others, we require that all patients be placed on a leash, or contained in pet carriers. All cats are to be properly controlled while in the waiting room and the exam room.


Payment options for hospital services include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and cash. 

We also accept CareCredit financing.


AAHA Accredited

Green Acres Animal Hospital is proudly accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Our animal hospital is among only 14% 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 compassionate care to you. You can learn more about what our accreditation means for your pet family member at AAHA’s Healthy Pets website: Why Accreditation Matters.

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.