Meet Our Veterinarians
Let our experienced, compassionate care keep your pet happy and healthy. Being natural animal lovers themselves, our veterinarians know the power of the human-animal bond. Therefore, strengthening this bond day-in and day-out is truly a joy. Visit Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital today and meet our veterinarians firsthand!
Years in Practice: 11
Education: Michigan State University '08
Dr. Mike Bunnell, DVM, owner
Dr. Bunnell has been working in the veterinary industry his entire life. He started out as a veterinary assistant at a companion animal practice in his hometown of Auburn, NY. He became the owner of Fayetteville Animal Hospital in May 2016, succeeding Dr. Edward Chapman.
Since graduating from veterinary school, he has worked in the Syracuse area in both emergency and general medicine settings for companion animals. Dr. Bunnell’s other professional interests include surgery, dentistry and internal medicine.
In his spare time he enjoys landscaping, home improvement, automotive repair, physical fitness and golfing.
Dr. Bunnell’s pets include an energetic Doberman named Ruby and a very social cat named Nero.
Years in Practice: 6
Education: Cornell University College
of Veterinary Medicine
Melissa Marsak, DVM
Dr. Melissa Marsak earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 2013. She practiced in the Buffalo area for three years before joining Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital in August 2016.
Dr. Marsak graduated from Liverpool High School and attended Boston University for undergraduate studies in biology and Spanish. Volunteering at an animal welfare organization in South Boston was her first experience in veterinary medicine. During a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain she did an internship at an equine hospital. Dr. Marsak treats all aspects of canine and feline health, with special interests in dentistry, dermatology, anesthesia and pain management.
During her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking with her dog Maisy, and watching movies. She and her husband love to travel, whether it's to camp in the North Country, scuba dive in the Caribbean or backpack through Europe. They are excited about returning to Central New York to be closer to family.