Meet Our Veterinarians

Owners/Veterinarians

  • Matthew McDaniel, D.V.M., Founding Partner
    Veterinarian, Fear Free/Cat Friendly Certified

    Hometown: Hartford City, Indiana

    Dr. McDaniel has been proudly operating Sand Creek Animal Hospital with his wife since January of 2002. He is a graduate of Wabash College and Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, cross-fit, hiking, and spending time with his pets (Stanley his black lab and Norman his orange cat). Dr. McDaniel is our only doctor that specializes in pocket pets, including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, and chinchillas. Dr. McDaniel is also a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and can issue International Health Certificates. A fun fact about Dr. McDaniel is that he is a huge fan of the Siena Saints basketball team and the Indianapolis Colts football team. 

  • Anne Marie Carmichael, D.V.M., Founding Partner
    Veterinarian, Fear Free/Cat Friendly Certified

    Hometown: Schenectady, NY

    Dr. Carmichael has been proudly operating Sand Creek Animal Hospital with her husband since January of 2002. She was an undergraduate at University of Binghamton and completed her veterinary studies at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. In her spare time Dr. Carmichael enjoys reading, hiking, cross-fit, and during the winter months skiing. Dr. Carmichael shares her home with her two pets, Stanley, a black lab, and Norman, an orange cat. Dr. Carmichael’s true love is doing surgery. She enjoys doing soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as extensive oral surgeries. A fun fact about Dr. Carmichael is she is a huge Harry Potter fan, Go Ravenclaws! 


  • David Sonnekalb, D.V.M, Partner
    Partner/Fear Free and Cat Friendly Certified

    Hometown: Guilderland, New York

    Dr. Sonnekalb joined our team in June of 2008. He attended the University of New Hampshire and received his Bachelor’s degree in 2004, he then graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Sonnekalb enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and biking. Dr. Sonnekalb has Bandit, an Australian Cattle dog, and two cats, Seamus and Duke. Dr. Sonnekalb loves to educate owners to help keep their pets happy and healthy. Dr. Sonnekalb is also a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and can issue International Health Certificates. A fun fact about Dr. Sonnekalb is he loves to do home renovations! 

  • Brittany Farron, D.V.M, Associate
    Associate/Fear Free and Cat Friendly Certified

    Hometown: Latham, New York

    Dr. Brittany Farron joined our team in June 2017. She received her Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Mount Saint Mary College in 2013 before going on to graduate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Outside of the animal hospital, Dr. Farron enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing sports, coloring, hiking, and of course, relaxing at home with her two cats Olaf and Sully. Dr. Farron loves all aspects of animal care and knowing that she can make a difference to improve an animal’s life. Dr. Farron is also a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and can issue International Health Certificates. A great fact about Dr. Farron is she LOVES Disney movies, especially Frozen!

  • Adele Friello, D.V.M., Associate
    Associate/Fear Free and Cat Friendly Certified

    Hometown: Johnstown, NY

    Dr. Friello joined our team in July of 2018. She attended Cornell University for both her bachelor’s and veterinary degrees. She enjoys hanging out with her pets (Toby an American Village Dog and Whiskey a kitty cat), hiking, baking, and camping. She enjoys all aspects of companion animal care, but she specializes in canine and feline behavior. Dr. Friello is also a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and can issue International Health Certificates. Dr. Friello is also a huge fan of Harry Potter, Go Hufflepuff!

Associate Veterinarians

  • Adele Friello, D.V.M., Associate
    Associate/Fear Free and Cat Friendly Certified

    Hometown: Johnstown, NY

    Dr. Friello joined our team in July of 2018. She attended Cornell University for both her bachelor’s and veterinary degrees. She enjoys hanging out with her pets (Toby an American Village Dog and Whiskey a kitty cat), hiking, baking, and camping. She enjoys all aspects of companion animal care, but she specializes in canine and feline behavior. Dr. Friello is also a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and can issue International Health Certificates. Dr. Friello is also a huge fan of Harry Potter, Go Hufflepuff!

  • David Sonnekalb, D.V.M, Partner
    Partner/Fear Free and Cat Friendly Certified

    Hometown: Guilderland, New York

    Dr. Sonnekalb joined our team in June of 2008. He attended the University of New Hampshire and received his Bachelor’s degree in 2004, he then graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Sonnekalb enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and biking. Dr. Sonnekalb has Bandit, an Australian Cattle dog, and two cats, Seamus and Duke. Dr. Sonnekalb loves to educate owners to help keep their pets happy and healthy. Dr. Sonnekalb is also a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and can issue International Health Certificates. A fun fact about Dr. Sonnekalb is he loves to do home renovations! 

  • Brittany Farron, D.V.M, Associate
    Associate/Fear Free and Cat Friendly Certified

    Hometown: Latham, New York

    Dr. Brittany Farron joined our team in June 2017. She received her Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Mount Saint Mary College in 2013 before going on to graduate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Outside of the animal hospital, Dr. Farron enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing sports, coloring, hiking, and of course, relaxing at home with her two cats Olaf and Sully. Dr. Farron loves all aspects of animal care and knowing that she can make a difference to improve an animal’s life. Dr. Farron is also a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and can issue International Health Certificates. A great fact about Dr. Farron is she LOVES Disney movies, especially Frozen!

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed