Meet the Team

Charles Amuguni, BVM
[Practicing at MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]

Dr. Amuguni graduated from the University of Nairobi, School of Veterinary Medicine in Kenya in 1989. He went on to work as a veterinary public health officer with the government of Kenya in Kilifi District. After a couple of years, he joined private practice, working as a resident veterinarian and livestock manager for a dairy farm, eventually opening his own small and large animal practice in Kilifi District. He moved to the United States in 1998. He worked as a veterinary technician from 1998 to 2006. He enrolled in the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) program and attained his license to practice as a veterinarian in Massachusetts. He has worked as an emergency veterinarian since 2006. He loves emergency practice and has a special interest in soft tissue surgery.

EDUCATION
University of Nairobi, School of Veterinary Medicine in Kenya, BVM, 1989


Lauren Baker, DVM
Dr. Lauren Baker is originally from Virginia, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Virginia. After working in a transgenics lab at the National Institute of Mental Health in Maryland for a few years, she went on to earn her DVM degree from Tufts University in North Grafton, Massachusetts. She completed a rigorous, post-graduate internship with a focus on emergency medicine at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.  She went on to work as an emergency veterinarian in Connecticut from 2012-2014.  Dr. Baker enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine with a special interest in feline medicine, pain control, wound management, and trauma.

In her spare time, Dr. Baker enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her fiance and their cats, Gherkin and Azrael.

EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
University of Virginia, BS, 2005
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal Internship, 2011-2012



Kiko Bracker, DVM, DACVECC, Director, Emergency and Critical Care
Dr. Bracker co-directs the Emergency and Critical Care service with Dr. Whelan. Dr. Bracker is a board-certified specialist with Angell's Emergency and Critical Care Department. In 1997, Dr. Bracker completed his internship at Southwest Veterinary Specialty Center in Tuscon, AZ, where he then worked for several years on their busy emergency service. In 2002, he accepted a residency position at Angell before becoming an Angell staff veterinarian in 2005 in the Emergency/Critical Care Department.

EDUCATION
University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 1997
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, 2002-2005
Southwest Veterinary Specialty Center, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1998
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2005


David Carabetta, DVM
EDUCATION
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013







Zach Crouse, DVM
EDUCATION
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013






Megan Davis, DVM
EDUCATION
Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2010
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small-Animal Rotating Internship 2010-2011







Stephanie Dong, DVM
EDUCATION

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013






Beata Dubiel, DVM
[Practicing at MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]
Dr. Beata Dubiel obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in her native Poland graduating with honors at the top of her class and finished her program at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 to become licensed veterinarian in the United States. Dr. Dubiel continued her education with medical and surgical internships in specialty and referral centers in New York and Florida.

As a scientific surgical intern, she was involved in minimally invasive surgery research at Ethicon Endo Surgery and Purdue University. Dr. Dubiel was one of the first veterinarians in the United States trained in NOTES (endoscopic surgeries), thoracoscopic and minimally invasive abdominal surgeries. She published a review study on Electromagnetic energy sources in the Journal of Veterinary Surgery. She also lectured on minimally invasive surgery at universities all over the country. Currently she serves as reviewer for the Journal of Veterinary Surgery.
Dr. Dubiel has been practicing emergency medicine since 2006. Her interests include emergency surgery, oncology and internal medicine.

Dr. Dubiel’s outside interests are international travel – with special interests in wildlife. She and her father, a professor of Veterinary Medicine, have a small zoo on her grandparents’ property. They have ponies, deer, peacocks, and variety of wild birds.
EDUCATION
Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2004
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Veterinary Specialists of South Florida, Surgical Internship
Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists, Small Animal Internship




Autumn Dutelle, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
[Practicing at MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]
Dr. Dutelle attended undergraduate and veterinary school at Colorado State University followed by an internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists, where the majority of her practice consisted of emergency medicine. In 2007, she pursued a residency in medical oncology at The Veterinary Cancer Group and stayed on as a clinician (practice limited to oncology) until 2010 when she moved to Minnesota to practice as a veterinary oncologist. Before she moved to Minnesota, she completed her training in veterinary acupuncture through Colorado's Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course. She received her Board Certification in Medical Oncology in 2011. In 2013 Dr. Dutelle took a break from practice and moved out to the greater Boston area to pursue a Masters of Science in Conservation Medicine at Tufts University.

Dr. Dutelle has  a passion for health and is interested in alleviation of pain and suffering for all beings. She has a strong interest in toxic environmental substances and how they affect our health. It is her goal, to work towards a better understanding of how our environments contribute to our disease states. She is also interested in how animals act as sentinels for human health. Outside of medicine, she has a passion for the outdoors which includes hiking with her dogs and distance running. One of her greatest joys at home is curling up with a good book and snuggling with her two cats and dogs.
EDUCATION
Colorado State University, DVM, 1999-2003

Colorado State University, BS, 1995-1999
SPECIALTY TRAINING
The Veterinary Cancer Group, Residency in Medical Oncology, 2007-2010
Colorado’s Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM) (Medical Oncology), 2011





John French, BVSc
EDUCATION
Massey University, The Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, BVSc, 2013





Jenna Giangarra, DVM
EDUCATION
Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013







Jessica Giannetto, DVM
EDUCATION
University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013





Jessica Hamilton, DVM
[Practicing at MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]
Dr. Hamilton grew up in Charleston, WV. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Minot State University in 2004. She earned her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University in 2008 and following that completed a year-long rotating internship at VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals outside of Chicago, IL. She has been working as an emergency doctor for the past 4 years at a specialty referral hospital and emergency center in Cincinnati, OH prior to relocating to the Boston area to be with her fiancé. Her special interests include surgery and trauma medicine.
EDUCATION
North Carolina State University, DVM, 2008
Minot State University, BS, 2004
SPECIALTY TRAINING
VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals rotating internship, 2009



Katie Hogan, DVM
EDUCATION
University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013







Veronica Jarvinen, DVM
EDUCATION
Virginia-Maryland Regional, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013





Roxanna Khorzad, DVM
Dr. Khorzad joined Angell in 2012 after completing her residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Angell Animal Medical Center. Dr. Khorzad is a 2008 graduate of Western University of Health Science College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year rotating internship and a three-year E/CC residency at Angell Animal Medical Center.

EDUCATION
Western University of Health Science, DVM 2008

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency in Emergency & Critical Care, 2009-2012
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship 2008-2009



Megan Krauth, DVM
Dr. Krauth was born and raised in central Massachusetts. She attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and graduated with a BA in biology and minor environmental studies. She then traveled to the Caribbean to attend veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts. She completed clinical training at Tufts University followed by a rotating small animal internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, MA. Outside of work, Dr. Krauth loves to travel, cook and spend time with family and friends.
EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Clinical Training, DVM
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
College of the Holy Cross, BA
SPECIALTY TRAINING
VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, Small Animal Internship


Tamara Kremer Mecabell, DVM
[Practicing at MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]
Dr. Kremer Mecabell was born and raised in Argentina and immigrated to Israel at the age of 19. She received a bachelor degree in Animal Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and then received her doctorate at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine. In Israel, Dr. Kremer Mecabell dedicated her time to working as a zoo keeper, a veterinary technician and as a volunteer with disabled adults and low-income immigrants. Dr. Kremer Mecabell moved to Boston with her husband in 2005. She worked as an oncology technician at Angell Animal Medical Center until she received her veterinary license in the USA. She started working as a general practitioner at VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital in August 2006 and left in June 2007 to complete a 1 year medical and surgical internship at Angell. After her internship, she returned to Rotherwood in July 2008 and worked there until January 2014. Dr. Kremer Mecabell fluently speaks English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Portuguese. Dr. Kremer Mecabell currently resides with her husband and 2 kids in Jamaica Plain, and in her free time enjoys hiking, biking and reading books.


EDUCATION
Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, BS
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2007-2008


Meredith Leary, VMD
EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2013





John Litterine-Kaufman, VMD
EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2013







Whitney Long, DVM
EDUCATION
University of Tennessee, DVM, 2012
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in NYC, Small-Animal Rotating Internship 2012-2013






Molly Miller, VMD
EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2013







Courtney Peck, DVM
EDUCATION
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center Rotating Internship 2003-2004








Emma-Leigh Pearson, DVM
EDUCATION
University of Illinois, DVM, 2012
SPECIALTY TRAINING
VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center, Small-Animal Rotating Internship 2012-2013





Whitney Phipps, DVM
EDUCATION
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013






Rochelle Prudic, DVM
EDUCATION

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013







Katie Simpson, DVM
EDUCATION
Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013







Rachel Smith, VMD
EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2013






Catherine (Caty) Sumner, DVM, DACVECC
[Practicing at MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]
Dr. Sumner directs the Emergency and Critical Care service at MSPCA-Angell West. Dr. Sumner is a 2007 graduate of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She completed a one-year internship program at Angell, a three-year E/CC residency at Tufts, and then was a staff criticalist at Tufts VETS before joining MSPCA-Angell West. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2007
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and Tufts VETS, Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, 2008-2011
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2007-2008
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2012


Margaret Thies, DVM
EDUCATION
University of Minnesota, DVM, 2011
SPECIALTY TRAINING
VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle, Small-Animal Rotating Internship 2011-2012
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, E/CC Internship 2012-2013




Alex Tun,VMD
EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD





Annie Wayne, DVM
EDUCATION
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center Rotating Internship 2011-2012








Megan Whelan, DVM, DACVECC, Internship Director and Director, Emergency and Critical Care
Dr. Whelan co-directs the Emergency and Critical Care service with Dr. Bracker. Dr. Whelan is a 2003 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year internship program at Angell and a three-year E/CC residency at Tufts before joining Angell's senior staff. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and is also Director of Angell's Internship Program. As Internship Director, Dr. Whelan oversees the clinical education of new veterinarians as they rotate through all of Angell's specialty services.

EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, 2004-2007
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2004
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2007


Alex Kane, Care Coordinator (1st shift), Emergency/Critical Care 
Alex joined Angell's General Medicine service in 2010 and worked with Dr. Joel Kaye for 3 years. In April 2013 she joined Dr. Moses in the Pain Medicine service before assuming the role of Care Coordinator for the Emergency/Critical Care service. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2002, taking 4 years off to complete her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services and Psychology. Her focus in college was animal-assisted therapy, crisis intervention, and trauma and recovery. She has worked in various internships including a therapeutic equitation internship; a position with a local police department (in the 911 call center and the juvenile department); and a study placement centered around dog training and behavior. Her ultimate focus was completing her senior thesis, “Animal-Assisted Therapy and its effect on the Quality of Life for the Physically and Emotionally Disabled.” Alex and her partner have two dogs, Rex and Lumen. Their family photo is featured in the Angell lobby. Her hobbies include woodworking, poetry writing, snowboarding, kickboxing, and water sports. As E/CC Care Coordinator, Alex
serves as the conduit between clients and E/CC doctors, and works closely with 2nd shift Care Coordinator Lauren Skeens to facilitate seamless client communication (including pet updates via phone, text, and email) and preparation of patients for discharge.




Lauren Skeens, CVT, Care Coordinator - (2nd Shift),
Emergency/Critical Care

Lauren has spent over a decade working in all facets of veterinary care. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts. Dedicated to the well-being of pets and the families who love them, she joined Angell in 2008 as an Avian/Exotic Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). In this role, she obtained all diagnostic samples, took radiographs, induced and monitored anesthesia, and provided nursing care before moving on to become an Angell Clinic Senior CVT in 2010. In July 2013, Lauren became the 2nd Shift Care Coordinator for the Internal Medicine and Emergency Critical Care teams. Working in tandem with 1st shift Care Coordinator Alex Kane, Lauren facilitates client communication (including pet updates via phone, text, and email), prepares patients for discharge, and works toward providing an exceptional client/patient experience at Angell.  Lauren shares her home with two dogs and a
a Quaker parakeet.