The Team

Allen Sisson, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Dr. Allen Sisson is a board-certified veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon. He focuses on diagnosing and treating all types of disorders that affect the nervous system such as seizure disorders, spinal cord disorders causing neck and back pain or paralysis, inflammation of the nervous system such as encephalitis and meningitis, and peripheral nerve and muscle disorders such as myasthenia gravis, polyneuropathies and polymyostis. He performs surgery to remove brain and spinal tumors, resolve paralysis caused by intervertebral disc herniation, and stabilize spinal instability disorders such as wobbler syndrome. Dr. Sisson uses electrodiagnostics to help identify and properly treat peripheral nerve and muscle disorders such as cauda equina syndrome and polyradiculoneuritis.

Colorado State University, MS, 1990
Ohio State University, DVM, 1978
Specialty Training
Colorado State University, Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery, 1987-1990
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Veterinary Neurology), 1993 

Bob Marcus, Neurology Assistant
Bob started working at the Angell Animal Medical Center in 1995 while studying for his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University. Since that time he has worked in many departments, including oncology, radiology and ophthalmology. He has 15 years of experience as an ophthalmology technician, and he has worked with 5 different ophthalmologists during that time. He has trained other veterinary technicians both in the clinic and by giving didactic lectures.  He has also created written educational material for pet owners. In 2011 he joined the neurology team, and he currently assists Dr. Sisson.
Bob enjoys travelling both throughout the United States and Europe and in 2009 he journeyed with Dr. Biros and the Ophthalmology team to North Africa where they worked at the American Fondouk, a charitable animal hospital that provides free care to the poor working animals in and around Fez, Morocco. To learn more click here.

Lisa Canale, Neurology Secretary
Lisa started here at Angell in 1984. She has played many roles in the client services area of the hospital from cashier, front office supervisor to hospital supervisor. Lisa is happy to say she is now the secretary for the Neurology/PainMedicine services at the Angell Animal Medical Center. She schedules our Neurology appointments and is responsible for answering client questions about their pet's conditions.

To make an appointment with or refer a client to the Neurology service please call Lisa at 617 541-5140.