Dr. Mary Brummer
A Western New York native, Dr. Mary Brummer has been interested in animal health and medicine since her teenage years. The only daughter in a family with six children, Mary was surrounded by science and art as a child, and developed these interests as her brothers matured and began careers as physicians and artists. Recognizing veterinary medicine as a tempting blend of art and science, Mary entered the study of biology, earning her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1979, then her DVM degree from the Cornell Veterinary College in 1984.
During the Cornell years, Mary formed strong friendships with her classmates and volunteered to be the alumni class representative to keep this diverse group cohesive following graduation. She keeps in daily communication with one particular classmate, David G. Brummer, DVM, whom she married in 1985, and who is presently one of the Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center's owners and is the internal medicine specialist.
Mary began her association with the Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center in 1983 during a summer work experience preceding her final year of training at Cornell. Working as a veterinary assistant, Mary became familiar with all aspects of animal nursing care and handling while also assisting with surgical procedures performed by senior staff veterinarians. Following her graduation, Mary returned to the Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center as a general practitioner in small animal medicine and surgery. While husband David completed his internal medicine residency at Cornell, Mary spent two years practicing in Syracuse, New York, then returned to Orchard Park where she has enjoyed small animal practice to this day.
In addition to her veterinary duties at Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center, Mary works with schoolchildren giving veterinary presentations, consults with members of the Niagara Frontier Koi and Pond Club about matters of fish health, and organizes various veterinary staff functions.
A beautiful area of Western New York, a top-quality hospital with an enthusiastic and intelligent staff, an active and interesting community, a rewarding professional life --- these are what Mary regards as the fascinating outcome of that early desire to mix art and science in the practice of good veterinary medicine.