Elma Animal Hospital

3180 Transit Road
West Seneca, NY 14224



Our Doctors


Helen Sweeney-Roberts, DVM

Dr. Helen Roberts-Sweeney, DVM:

Dr. Helen Sweeney (formerly Roberts) is a small and exotic animal veterinarian and the owner of Elma Animal Hospital. Dr. Sweeney is a 1990 graduate of the University of Georgia- College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in small animal surgery, and exotic pet medicine and surgery. She also treats pet fish and owns Aquatic Veterinary Services of WNY. She has practiced veterinary medicine in the WNY Southtowns for over twenty years!! Her little pups, “Phoenix” and “Gryphon” are often found at the front desk “helping” the receptionists and staff!

Dr. Sweeney is very active in the community including public health work for Erie County Health Department, volunteering with the LaSalle Off leash dog park (“The Barkyard”),

Dr. Sweeney also lectures internationally on aquatic animal medicine and surgery at multiple veterinary conferences, is a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), and teaches online pharmacology and radiology courses for VetMedTeam.
She is also the editor and co-author of the book, "Fundamentals of Ornamental Fish Health" published by Wiley-Blackwell (November 2009).


 Dr. Jill M. Patti, DVM:

Dr. Patti graduated in 1996 from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  She has been working in small animal medicine for 20 years and has been working with Dr. Sweeney for over 10 years.  She currently resides in Elma with her husband John, and 3 children, Jack, Nick and Julia.  She has a poodle mix, "Chip" and kitty named "Swisher".  

When Dr. Patti is not busy helping pets, she enjoys skiing with her family, jogging and gardening.