Meet the Team

Katie Hogan, DVM
Dr. Hogan graduated from the University of Florida in 2013. She did a rotating internship at Angell from 2013-2014 and will be staying on as a cardiology resident.

EDUCATION
University of Florida, DVM, 2013
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Rotating Internship, 2013-2014


Nancy J. Laste DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), Director of Medical Services
[Practicing
at Angell-Boston and MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]

Dr. Laste is a board-certified cardiologist who has been with Angell since 1992. Although her primary practice is focused on medical treatment of cardiac diseases in domestic animals (primarily dogs and cats), she is active in interventional cardiology — cardiac catheterization, pacemaker implantation and cardiac surgery. In 1998, Dr. Laste started the thorascopic surgery program, which has successfully treated more than 100 patients with minimally invasive techniques, avoiding the need for open-chest surgery.

EDUCATION
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine (Cornell University), DVM, 1989
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Cardiology, 1992-1994
University of Georgia, Small Animal Internship, 1990-1991
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), 1995


Rebecca L. Malakoff DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
[Practicing at Angell-Boston and MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]

Dr. Malakoff is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in pets. Her work includes testing such as echocardiograms, electrocardiograms and blood pressure measurement, the stabilization of critical cardiac patients, and the long-term medical management of congenital and acquired forms of heart disease. Dr. Malakoff performs cardiac catheterization procedures to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of specific cardiac disorders including procedures such as pacemaker implantation, Amplatzer ductal occlusion and coil embolization of PDA, and balloon valvuloplasty. Dr. Malakoff is the director of the cardiology residency program, which trains aspiring cardiologists in the art and science of cardiology.

EDUCATION
North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2000
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Cardiology, 2001-2003
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2000-2001
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), 2004 


Rebecca L. Quinn, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology and IM)


Dr. Quinn is board certified in small animal internal medicine and cardiology.  Given her dual training, Dr. Quinn is particularly interested in managing patients who not only have heart disease, but who may also have other conditions such as renal, gastrointestinal, liver, or endocrine disease. Dr. Quinn is trained in cardiovascular diagnostic tests such as echocardiogram and electrocardiogram. She has a special interest in interventional radiology, and performs procedures such as PDA repair, balloon valvuloplasty, pacemaker placement, and tracheal stenting. She is also trained in gastrointestinal and respiratory endoscopy.


EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2005
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2005-2006
Texas A&M University, Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2006-2009
Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency Cardiology, 2009-2012
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), 2009
Diplomate, American College of Internal Medicine (Cardiology), 2013

Robin Grammer, Cardiology Assistant
Robin has been at Angell for since 2006. She joined our team as part of the general liaison group, and quickly discovered a strong interest in cardiology. She joined the Cardiology team in 2008, and worked for 2 years as the Cardiology secretary, which is where she began to develop her love of a more ‘hands on’ approach with her patients. With the support of her ‘cardiology family,’ Robin accepted an assistant position within the Cardiology service in 2010. Since then, she has dedicated herself to receiving formal certification as a veterinary technician and is currently working towards this goal.
When Robin is not at Angell, she can be found studying, reading, and cuddling her lovable pet rats.


Dania Tonelli, Cardiology Assistant
Prior to coming to Angell, Dania received her bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from Wheaton College, and worked at a rescue organization in Boston where she gained a strong interest in animal medicine and behavior. Dania joined Angell's Cardiology service in December 2011.  As a cardiology assistant, Dania takes detailed medical histories, performs diagnostic procedures such as electrocardiograms and blood pressures, and educates clients in all aspects of the specialty.
In August 2012, Dania adopted her cat, Juno, from the MSPCA’s adoption center after meeting her during a cardiology appointment to evaluate her for congenital heart defects.  Juno was diagnosed with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and our amazing Angell surgical team was able to close this hole in her heart!


Eve Tyler-Hanig, Cardiology Assistant
After working on an artisan goat cheese farm up in Vermont, Eve realized her passion for working with animals. She comes from a photographic background , but has always enjoyed volunteering and fostering for non-profit organizations and caring for her two cats Sophie and Iris. Eve recently joined the Cardiology team after working in the Inpatient department for two years. She looks forward to fully immersing herself in Cardiology.

Rebecca StlaskeStlaske
Rebecca is our Cardiology Secretary. Rebecca has worked at Angell Animal Medical Center since 1999. As an Angell Client Liaison, Rebecca provides superior customer service by scheduling appointments, educating callers on general pet health care, and triaging pet emergencies over the phone. Rebecca also serves as the Client Liaison for the Dermatology and Behavior specialty services offered at Angell.

In the Fall of 2000, Rebecca became a Client Liaison Supervisor for Angell. In this position, Rebecca managed all of our Client Liaisons and assisted in the development of a new telephone call center for Angell.

Rebecca joined the Angell Cardiology service in 2012. Rebecca brings with her years of experience in customer service and of course a great love for animals!      


To make an appointment with the Cardiology service or to refer a patient, please call 617 541-5038 or e-mail cardiology@angell.org