Meet the Oncology Team

Lyndsay Kubicek, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology)

Dr. Kubicek specializes in cancers treated with radiation therapy with an emphasis on maintaining good quality of life for patients. Prior to joining Angell, Dr. Kubicek developed the radiation program at the University of Florida where she was a clinical assistant professor and the University’s first radiation oncologist. Dr. Kubicek leads Angell’s radiation therapy program. Angell’s radiation therapy options include palliative and definitive therapies using photon and electron beams. Dr. Kubicek is an advocate of proactive pain control and has extensive training in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). IMRT minimizes side effects by sculpting the radiation treatment beam to the exact size and dimensions of the tumor. SRS delivers high doses of radiation using a precise beam to the site of the tumor. The high dosage allows for fewer treatment sessions (3 or 4 instead of 18-20). Beyond the technology, Dr. Kubicek loves working in oncology because of the relationships she builds with clients and patients. She also relishes Angell’s interdisciplinary approach to helping patients.


Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada, DVM, 2008
Northeastern University, BS in Medical Laboratory Science, 2004


University of Wisconsin, Residency in Radiation Oncology, 2010-2012
University of Wisconsin, Oncology Clinical Trial Internship, 2009-2010
University of Wisconsin, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2008-2009


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology), 2013

Ivan Martinez, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine and Oncology)

Dr. Martinez currently hails from Greenville, South Carolina.  He graduated from the University of Barcelona College of Veterinary Medicine, Spain in 1999 where he also completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in 2000.  He completed a second rotating internship at the Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital in 2002 and went on to complete residencies in Internal Medicine (2005) and Oncology (2008) both at Michigan State University. He is double boarded in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Since 2008 he has been working as a medical oncologist in private practice at Upstate Veterinary Specialists in South Carolina until joining Angell. He loves working with cancer patients and their families to provide the best possible care while attempting to maintain a good quality of life, by using a multi-modality approach to cancer with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as palliative options for pain relief. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, 2 dogs (Mario & Olivia), and 2 cats (Manolo & Felipe).


University of Barcelona College of Veterinary Medicine, Spain, DVM, 1999


Michigan State University, Residency in Oncology, 2006-2008
Michigan State University, Residency in Internal Medicine, 2003-2005
Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital, Rotating Internship, 2002
University of Barcelona College of Veterinary Medicine, Spain, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2000


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology), 2008
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), 2005

J. Lee Talbott, DVM, (Practice Limited to Medical Oncology)

Dr. Talbott received her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 followed by a small animal rotating internship in Denver, Colorado at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital from 2011-2012. Dr. Talbott recieved advanced training in medical oncology at the University of Florida, as part of a comprehensive oncology department that combined the use of surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists – one of only two academic training programs in the U.S. to offer this type of oncologic training. Dr. Talbott is passionate about using a multi-modal cancer treatment approach including immunotherapy, optimizing nutrition, acupuncture and integrative medical therapies for pain management and palliation, in addition to traditional treatments utilizing chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. It is an exciting time to be in the field of veterinary oncology especially with the advancement of molecularly targeted drug therapy for treatment of cancer in our companion animals.

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
Pennsylvania State University, BS in Animal Sciences, 2004

University of Florida, Residency in Medical Oncology, 2012-2015
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2011-2012

Cherylann Sullivan, Board Certified Radiation Therapist

Cherylann Sullivan is a board certified radiation therapist who joined the Oncology team at Angell in September of 2012. She graduated from Laboure College with an Associate’s Degree in Radiation Therapy. Prior to her work at Angell, Cheryl gained over 20 years of experience in human-based radiation oncology centers working with the most innovative and advanced technology in the field. She was looking for a change and a challenge which is what brought her to our Oncology team. Cheryl’s compassion and kindness towards people is a great comfort to the clients that bring their pets to Angell to receive radiation therapy. She has found a great sense of contentment and happiness working with the animals and their families.

Danielle Arcand, CVT, Oncology Supervisor

Always an animal lover, Danielle has had a variety of pets throughout her life from cats and dogs to rats and frogs! She graduated college in 2005 from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology. Upon graduating, she worked as a Patient Care Coordinator for a private veterinary clinic west of Boston. She then spent the next 3 years working at the MSPCA for the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP). Along with coordinating veterinary care for the SNAP program participants, Danielle also worked with local humane and animal rescue groups with the spaying and neutering feral cats throughout Massachusetts. During that time she also earned her certification in Canine Behavior and Training.

Danielle spent the next 3 years working in Angell’s Clinical Services department assisting veterinarians with the care of their patients and spent a brief period working in Angell’s Neurology department. In December 2012 she became a Certified Veterinary Technician upon passing the Veterinary Technician National Board Exam. She joined the Oncology Team in April 2013 and is now working towards achieving her Veterinary Technician Specialty License through the AIMVT. Danielle is also studying to become a Pet Bereavement Counselor, to help those dealing with the loss of their companion animals. In her free time she enjoys the company of family and friends as well as skiing, biking, boating, and photography.

Kristen Gath, CVT, Radiation Therapy Anesthesia Technician

Kristen graduated from North Shore Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Since then she has worked in multiple small animal hospital settings as a technician as well as a practice manager. Kristen joined the Oncology team at Angell in December 2014 as the Radiation Therapy Anesthesia Technician. She currently shares her home with her two cats Jeremiah and Shelly as well as Charlie the beagle and Dale the pig.

Keri Harris, Oncology Assistant

Keri received her Associates in Arts from Community College Rhode Island (CCRI) in 2003. Since childhood she has been an animal lover and has owned a variety of exotic animals, including (but not limited to) chinchillas, degus, rabbits, rats, and a sugar glider. She worked as a manager in pet supply retail for 6 years before becoming a zookeeper for 3 years. Although she loved zoo keeping, she always felt her place was in the veterinary field, so she started out at a small clinic in Rhode Island in 2009. After a few years in veterinary medicine, Keri decided to try her hand at baking in the culinary field, but her love of caring for animals brought her to Angell in April of 2012. Keri started out as the Oncology/clinic attendant, but her special interest in the “small and fuzzy” animals led her to the Avian/Exotics department in December 2012 where she worked for a year before coming back to the Oncology department in April of 2014. Keri lives in RI with her dwarf hamster, Little Foot, and in her free time she enjoys baking, photography and spending time with family and friends.

Alana Melton, Oncology Assistant

Alana joined the Oncology team at Angell as an attendant in December of 2012. Originally from Los Angeles, she graduated from Vassar College in 2009 with a degree in art history. After spending some time in scientific publishing and volunteering at the MSPCA’s Nevins Farm in Methuen, MA, Alana decided to pursue a career path more suitable for a true animal lover. She is now thrilled that she no longer has to worry about showing up to work covered in cat hair. Alana lives with Avogadro the tuxedo cat, and misses dearly her family mutts Molly and Finnegan, though she takes comfort in knowing they can sunbathe year-round back in California.

Kate Paulsen, Oncology Attendant

Kate graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Maine, Orono. Prior to graduation, Kate worked with animals in several fields including boarding, grooming, and veterinary medicine. After graduation, Kate joined the Angell team in July of 2014 as a primary care attendant, where she helped care for pets that were boarding as well as those admitted to the hospital for medical care. Looking for a role where she could expand her knowledge and work more closely in patient care, she joined the Angell oncology team in February of 2015 as an oncology attendant. She currently lives with her two shih tzus Clifford and Toby, as well as her two cats Momma and Simba.

Stacey Escalante, Oncology Client Care Coordinator

Stacey graduated from the University of Southern California in 2009 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. After moving to Boston from California in January 2012, Stacey joined Angell as a client liaison, before becoming Secretary for the Angell Oncology and Avian/Exotics teams. In January of 2015, Stacey assumed her current role as Client Care Coordinator for the Oncology and Avian/Exotic services.

Christine Wolczko, Oncology Client Care Coordinator

Christine has been working with MSPCA-Angell since 2011 when she came to Angell as a Client Services Supervisor. She then transferred to the MSPCA Boston Adoption Center as a Program Coordinator from 2012-2014. In May of 2014, she assumed her current role of Client Care Coordinator for the General Medicine, Surgery and Oncology Services. Christine has a Siamese cat named Mishka, and enjoys spending her free time traveling, being outdoors and bicycling through Boston.