Dr. Koelmel grew up in Hamburg, NY. Her childhood home was always full of dogs and cats, and she spent a majority of her free time at the local horse stable, where she rode competitively through high school. Dr. Koelmel graduated from Haverford College in 2009 with a B.A. in Economics. While at Haverford, she played lacrosse. After college, Dr. Koelmel returned to Buffalo, NY, where she gained work experience in the veterinary field while completing her remaining pre-veterinary requirements at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Koelmel graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. While at Cornell she worked in the large and small animal hospitals, fostered kittens, and adopted her one-eyed blind dog, Lillie. Dr. Koelmel’s interests within veterinary medicine include preventative medicine, primary care surgery, and shelter medicine. She has a big soft-spot for cats, as she has three of her own, and has a special interest in feline health and wellness. When not at the animal hospital, Dr. Koelmel likes to spend her free time with her family (both furry and human) and friends. Dr. Koelmel loves all sports, and she is an avid Bills and Sabres fan. Her favorite pastimes include running, enjoying coffee, craft beer, and reading.