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.

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

Ashley Lange, DVM
Ashley Lange graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 and completed a rotating small animal internship at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in California. Upon completion of her internship, she worked as an emergency clinician at the Maine Veterinary Referral Center in Portland. She joined us in 2015 as a cardiology resident.

Michigan State University, DVM, 2011
Advanced Veterinary Care Center, California, Rotating Internship, 2011-2012

Nancy J. Laste DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), Director of Medical Services
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.

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

Rebecca L. Malakoff DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
[Practicing at 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.

North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2000
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Cardiology, 2001-2003
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2000-2001
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.

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2005
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
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.

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