Elma Animal Hospital

3180 Transit Road
West Seneca, NY 14224



Our Doctors

Helen Sweeney-Roberts, DVM

Dr. Helen Roberts-Sweeney



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 practiced veterinary medicine in the WNY Southtowns for over twenty five years!

Dr. Sweeney is very active in the community including public health work for Erie County Health Department, volunteering at the Buffalo Zoo when another veterinarian is needed. 

Dr. Sweeney has also lectured internationally on aquatic animal medicine and surgery at multiple veterinary conferences, is a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), and has taught 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. Vaillancourt



Doctor Vaillancourt was born in Hamburg, NY. Her want to be a veterinarian started on a kindergarten field trip to a veterinary clinic. She was also known as a “flea picker” by her family, good preventive for fleas did not exist at that time! She graduated high school from Mount Mercy Academy in South Buffalo.

During high school she enjoyed running and being part of the Cross Country and Track teams. She graduated with Honors from the University at Buffalo with a BS in Biological Sciences and started a masters program when she entered Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Vaillancourt graduated from Cornell in 2006 and literally moved back the day after graduating. She joined the team at Elma Animal Hospital in 2018. Dr. Vaillancourt loves solving puzzles and helping pets and their owners alike. She particularly likes internal medicine and dermatology cases.

Doctor Vaillancourt lives in Elma with her husband, three sons, dog, tortoise and many fish. She enjoys camping and outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking and hiking. Summer is her favorite time of year. She doesn’t like the cold but you may see her ice skating or cross country skiing in the winter- her boys keep her in constant motion. Go Bills.