About Us

Meet Our Doctors

Paul Harper, DVM

Paul Harper, DVM

Dr. Paul Harper was born and raised in Buffalo, NY.  He attended the Ohio State University for his undergraduate education and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation, Dr. Harper returned to the Buffalo-Niagara area to practice small animal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, Western New York Veterinary Medical Association, and the Niagara Veterinary Medical Association. His areas of interest include orthopedic surgery (fracture repair, TPLO, MPL, etc), soft tissue surgery, and emergency/critical care.

Dr. Susan Schneible

Susan Schneible, DVM

Dr Susan Schneible graduated from Cornell University in 2000, and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  Her interest in veterinary work began early as she was often found trailing behind her father who practiced as a large and small animal veterinarian for over 50 years.  Dr Sue grew up raising cows, pigs and working with horses, but found her keenest professional interest in working with dogs and cats.  She particularly enjoys helping them with their surgical and dental needs, although she also thoroughly enjoys listening to pet parents discuss their concerns as well. Outside of work, Dr. S likes to be outside (mostly in good weather). She enjoys kayaking, hiking with her hound, and taking care of their kids (AKA goats), Rose and Blanche.

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, 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. Boston Valley 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.