|Dr. Klaus Loft|
Klaus Loft, DVM
Dr. Klaus Loft joined Angell's Dermatology service in January 2011. He graduated from the Royal Agricultural & Veterinary University of Denmark in 1999. Upon graduation, he worked in private practice in Denmark and Sweden. He became increasingly interested in dermatology and allergies and began to focus his case load on dermatology.
Dr. Loft completed an American College of Veterinary Dermatology approved residency at Michigan State in 2007. He has worked in the greater Boston area and New England since 2007. His practice is limited to dermatology, seeing cats and dogs with chronic ear problems, severe allergies, cutaneous cancerous conditions and immune mediated skin problems.
Dr. Loft has published articles and lectured both in Scandinavia and the United States. His special interests are feline dermatology and chronic ear disease.
Royal Agricultural & Veterinary University of Denmark, DVM, 1999
Michigan State University, Residency in Dermatology 2004-2007
Meghan E. Umstead, DVM, MS
Dr. Meghan Umstead
Auburn University, MS – Biomedical Science, 2012
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2008
Michigan State University, BS – Zoology, Animal Behavior and Neurobiology, 2001
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Residency in Dermatology, 2009-2012
SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2008-2009
Melissa Cash, CVT, Dermatology Technician
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Boston University, Melissa worked for several years as an emergency/critical care and dermatology technician at a specialty practice in Santa Barbara, California.
Melissa joined our staff here at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2009 working as a technician in the Emergency/Critical Care department where she provided skilled nursing care to hospitalized patients. Melissa became a member of the Dermatology team in April of 2011. As a dermatology technician, Melissa takes detailed medical histories, performs diagnostic procedures such as skin scrapes and ear cytologies, reviews specimens microscopically, administers intradermal allergy tests, and educates clients in all aspects of the specialty.
Melissa has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2010 and is a member of the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association.
Lesley Evans, CVT Dermatology Technician
Lesley has been with Angell since June, 2011. She worked with Angell's General Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Ophthalmology services before finding her place in the Dermatology service. A 2011 graduate of the North Shore Community College Veterinary Technician program, Lesley found herself in this career path after working in the human medical setting for over five years. She worked at a rehabilitation hospital in Woburn where she was an occupational therapy rehab assistant, helping and guiding patients through their rehab exercises and routines. Ready for a change, she decided to follow a longtime desire to work with animals but maintain some contact with the medical world by becoming a veterinary technician.
Lesley has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since December 2011 and is a member of the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association.
Jessica Foley, CVT, Dermatology Technician
Jessica graduated from Mount Ida College with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2006. After receiving her Certified Veterinary Technician status, she started her career in General Medicine and Specialty Services. In 2009, Jessica became a vital team member and asset to Angell’s Ophthalmology service for 2 years before moving to Galway, Ireland where she continued her passion for animal care abroad as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Jess enthusiastically returned to Angell when she came back to her hometown of Boston in January of 2013.
Rachel Garside, CVT, Dermatology Technician
Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2007. Upon graduating, she started her career as a Veterinary Assistant in a general medicine practice; she then transitioned to Angell’s Inpatient Department. Once she attained her CVT in 2009 she then moved on to Angell’s Specialty Services working as an Ophthalmology Technician for over 2 years. After a brief hiatus in order to travel to Spain and Africa she returned to Angell and joined the Dermatology team. While working at Angell for almost five years, she has continued to develop a strong interest in animal welfare, advocacy, humane animal care, community education and the mission of the MSPCA.
Rebecca is our Dermatology 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 Cardiology 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 Dermatology service in the Summer of 2006. She schedules all of our Dermatology appointments and is responsible for answering client questions about their pet's dermatologic conditions. Rebecca brings with her years of experience in customer service and of course a great love for animals!
To make an appointment with the Dermatology service or to refer a client, please call Rebecca directly at 617 524-5733 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.