Douglas Brum, DVM
Dr. Brum, on staff since 1987, is actively involved in developing the wellness program and referral practice. He is dedicated to providing quality care and communication to referral practitioners. Dr. Brum’s main clinical interests include immune-mediated diseases, endocrinology and geriatric medicine. One of his major passions is serving as a mentor to interns and helping to adapt the intern program to meet the needs of a changing profession. Dr. Brum also maintains a large general medicine practice.
Cornell University, DVM, 1985
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1986
Maureen Carroll, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Carroll is particularly interested in diseases of the liver, as well as gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine diseases. Procedures she routinely performs include gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, rhinoscopy, cystoscopy and laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a procedure that allows veterinarians to examine abdominal organs with the use of small telescopic equipment and address areas of concern both diagnostically and therapeutically. Click here to watch a laparoscopy procedure.
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 1996
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery 1996-1997 and Residency in Internal Medicine 1998-2000; Board-Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine 2001
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2001
Erika de Papp, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. de Papp also performs laparoscopy, including laparoscopic liver biopsies, and is interested in canine and feline hepatic diseases. She has been working at Angell since 2000 and her special interests include gastrointestinal endoscopy, cystoscopy, endocrinology and hematologic disorders.
Jean Duddy, DVM
Dr. Duddy is one of the internal medicine staff who sees patients on a daily basis for both general medicine, such as vaccinations and wellness exams, and medical referrals for more complicated and chronic problems. Her areas of interest include endocrinology (feline hyperthyroidism, diabetes, parathyroid diseases) as well as geriatrics.
Ohio State University, DVM, 1988
Ohio State University, BS, 1984
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Medicine, 1993-1995
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Medicine and Surgery, 1988-1989
Kirstin Johnson, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Johnson joined Angell in 2011 after working at a specialty hospital in Westbury, NY. Her areas of clinical interest include laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures as well as immune-mediated, respiratory and renal disease. Dr. Johnson shares her home with two cats, Farmer and Neffie, who she adopted from a shelter in Mississippi, and a dog named Poohberry (pictured here) who she adopted from a shelter in Los Angeles.
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2005
Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, 2006-2009
Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, 2005-2006
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), 2011
Shawn Kearns, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Kearns is a small animal internist at Angell with a particular interest in hematologic, immune mediated and infectious diseases. She also performs laparoscopy for liver biopsies and endoscopy for gastrointestinal disease. In addition, she has a special interest in interventional radiology procedures such as tracheal and urethral stenting, both of which are currently available at Angell. Dr. Kearns is the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency program.
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, 2004-2006
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, 2003-2004
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2007
Kaleena Bysko, DVM, Internal Medicine Resident (2012-2015)
Dr. Bysko is a 2011 graduate of the Western University of Health Sciences veterinary college. She completed her small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center from 2011-2012 before joining us for her residency. Her special interests include endocrine disease, in particular, diabetes and hyperadrenocorticism as well as renal disease. Although she loves both dogs and cats, she does have a special fondness for our kitty patients.
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, 2012
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, 2012-current
Laurie Monhait, DVM Medicine Resident (2013-2016)
Dr Monhait’s interests include renal disease, gastrointestinal disease and immune-mediated disease. She also has an interest in hematology including anemias, coagulopathies, and transfusion medicine.
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
Haverford College, B.A. 2006
VCA Southshore Animal Hospital, Rotating Small Animal Internship 2011-2012
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Internal Medicine Specialty Internship 2012-2013
Nick Cutone, Internal Medicine Care Coordinator
Nick started at Angell in August of 2012 after finally deciding to follow his love of working with animals. He had spent many years in restaurant management as well as international sales and purchasing before going back to school to become a veterinary technician. Since his career change, Nick has had the pleasure of working with animals through his involvement with National Education for Assistance Dog Services (N.E.A.D.S.), the Humane Society, and two other smaller veterinary practices. At Angell, Nick worked as an Internal Medicine Assistant before assuming the role of Internal Medicine Care Coordinator in July 2013. As Care Coordinator, Nick partners with Lauren Skeens to facilitate seamless client communication, prepare patients for discharge and drop off, and help the Internal Medicine team work toward exceeding client expectations for personalized, exceptional care. In Nick’s spare time he enjoys volunteering, a variety of outdoor sports, and spending time with his wife Jaime, their dog Dakota and two cats Rocky and Liu Liu.
Lauren Skeens, CVT, Internal Medicine Care Coordinator - (2nd Shift)
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 Nick Cutone, as Care Coordinator, Lauren facilitates client communication, prepares patients for discharge and drop off, and works toward providing an exceptional client/patient experience at Angell. Lauren shares her home with two dogs and a Quaker parakeet.
Maureen Begley, Internal Medicine Assistant
Maureen graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2008. She began working at Angell with Dr. Brum in May of 2011 after working at a smaller practice on the South Shore for several years. She shares her home with her fiancé Patrick and their orange kitty Cooper, whom she adopted from the MSPCA adoption center shortly after starting at Angell. When not at work, Maureen spends most of her free time planning her upcoming wedding!
Shannon Boynton, Internal Medicine Assistant
Shannon graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a double major in Music. After graduation she worked in Higher Education for a few years before returning to her passion of working with animals. Shannon starting working at Angell in 2008 in the Critical Care Unit as an Attendant. Since then she has worked in Inpatient as well as in Boarding. In 2011 she began her work as an Internal Medicine Assistant for Dr. de Papp. She is currently working towards becoming a certified veterinary technician. When she is not at Angell she enjoys hanging out with her dog Roxie, photography, and cooking.
Courtney Doyle, Internal Medicine Assistant
Courtney has been with Angell since January 2005 when she began working as an attendant in the Clinic. Courtney became a member of the Internal Medicine team in September 2005 and has been working with Dr. Shawn Kearns since August 2007. As an Internal Medicine assistant, Courtney takes detailed medical histories, performs diagnostic procedures such as blood collection and assisting with endoscopy, and assists Dr. Kearns with client communication and education. Courtney truly enjoys the relationships she develops with clients and their pets and excels at providing them with superior customer service to meet their individual needs. Courtney attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and earned a liberal arts degree in 2004. Outside of work, Courtney's interests include hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Abbie Gagne, Internal Medicine Assistant
Abbie is a Veterinary Assistant on our Internal Medicine Service. Abbie began working at Angell in February of 2006, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut. She worked at a small animal hospital in Connecticut where she gained first-hand experience. Abbie has worked alongside Dr.Duddy since she began working at Angell, and assists Dr.Duddy with our radioactive iodine program for hyperthyroid cats. She has one dog and two cats.
Suzanne Krause, Internal Medicine Assistant
Suzanne holds her degree in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Suffolk on Long Island, New York. She spent the last 10 years in North Carolina working in various aspects of the veterinary industry including spay neuter clinics, shelter medicine, emergency and wellness. She has recently moved back to the north east and is very excited to be joining the Internal Medicine team as Dr. Carroll’s assistant at Angell. Outside of veterinary medicine Suzanne’s interests include running, hiking, showing horses and spending as much time as possible with her son, Riley.
Britt Gustafson, CVT, Internal Medicine Technician
Britt joined the Angell team in September 2011 as a Clinic Technician after graduating from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology with a degree in Veterinary Technology. In October of 2012, Britt transferred to the Internal Medicine team to work with Dr. Kirstin Johnson, assisting with appointments, endoscopy, ultrasounds and other procedures. Before deciding to make helping animals a full time career she spent many years pet sitting as a second job.