Dr. Carrie Wood, Dr. Jennifer Mahoney, Dr. Lyndsay Kubicek and Dr. Ivan Martinez lead the Angell Oncology team. The team offers expertise in cancer diagnostics, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapies and immunotherapy. Our team also includes two oncology-dedicated certified technicians, a board certified radiation therapist, an oncology assistant, an oncology attendant, an oncology secretary, and a care coordinator whose goal is to provide exceptional client service, communication, and a seamless check in/check out experience. Click here to meet the Oncology team.
Dr. Martinez joined Angell in September of 2014 after practicing for 6 years at a private practice in South Carolina. He is double boarded in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, and loves working with cancer patients and their families to provide the best possible care while attempting to maintain a good quality of life. Dr. Martinez employs a multimodal approach to treating cancer with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as palliative options for pain relief.
Dr. Kubicek joined Angell in May of 2014 after working as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida, where she focused on developing their radiation program as the University's first radiation oncologist. She comes to Angell with extensive training in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with the goal of maintaining good quality of life for patients. Dr. Kubicek leads Angell's radiation therapy program.
Dr. Wood joined Angell at the beginning of 2010 after practicing at a private referral hospital in central Massachusetts and on the south shore. Her 16 years of veterinary oncology experience include a residency in medical oncology at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, several years at the University of Minnesota coordinating their busy clinical oncology service followed by time at a private referral practice in northern Virginia.
Dr. Mahoney joined Angell in August of 2010 after completing a residency in medical oncology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her training enables her to evaluate treatment options for each patient and assist owners in making decisions to maximize their pet’s quality of life throughout their cancer care.
For pets whose cancer treatment includes radiation therapy, the Angell Oncology Center offers advanced equipment for radiation delivery, including a 6 MV linear accelerator with electron capability and computerized 3-D radiation treatment planning system.
Angell’s oncologists have in-house access to a large team of specialists in the fields of radiology, internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology, nutrition, dentistry and avian and exotic medicine for optimal patient care.
Angell is unique in offering Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and our radiation oncologist, Dr. Kubicek, has extensive training in its use. IMRT dramatically minimizes side effects by sculpting the radiation treatment beam to the exact size and dimensions of the tumor. This can have a tremendous positive, protective impact on the surrounding structures and tissues during treatment. For example, potentially sparing eyes and vision during nasal tumor treatment. To watch a video of a dog receiving IMRT, click here.
Paramount to our commitment to improve and maintain your pet’s quality of life after a diagnosis of cancer has been made, the oncology team works in collaboration with the the Critical Care service to offer state-of-art pain management for pets experiencing discomfort.
Surgery is an important part of the treatment of many tumors. Angell’s Surgery service boasts five board-certified surgeons who are available for timely surgical intervention. When surgery is part of the cancer treatment, the surgeons and the oncologists work together to determine the best surgical plan for the patient.
Imaging tumors and determining their extent in the body plays a critical role in the diagnosis of cancer. Angell’s Diagnostic Imaging department provides state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging facilities, including radiography, helical computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and fluoroscopy. Our MRI unit is specifically designed for veterinary patients, enabling it to accommodate large dogs that other units cannot. Three board-certified radiologists work closely with oncologists to provide accurate and timely imaging information about your pet’s cancer.
Key to optimal cancer diagnosis and management are laboratory and pathologic analyses of body fluids and tissues. Angell offers an advanced, full-service, on-site laboratory with Clinical Pathology and Histopathology services. The Pathology department is led by one double board-certified clinical and anatomic pathologist and a board-certified anatomic pathologist. Collaboration between the pathologists and the oncologists is an integral part of cancer care, and this is facilitated at Angell with on-site pathology services.
Oncology patients have access to Angell's Pain Medicine service led by Lisa Moses, VMD, DACVIM, CVMA. The Pain Medicine service offers treatment for companion animals with discomfort that negatively affects their quality of life, regardless of their primary diagnosis. Dr. Moses is trained to work with patients with complex medical issues that complicate treatment for pain. She tailors individual pain treatment plans using novel drug therapy and non-drug modalities of treatment, including acupuncture and mobility exercises.
If and when oncologic emergencies arise, Angell’s Emergency and Critical Care service, with board-certified critical care specialists and residency-trained critical care veterinarians, is available to contribute its expertise to oncology patient management. Oncologists and critical care specialists work together to manage oncology patients when critical care is needed to maximize the chances of a full and speedy recovery. The emergency service is open for walk-in visits 24 hours a day seven days a week. The state-of-the art Angell Critical Care Unit offers 24-hour nursing care and doctor supervision.
Angell offers a full-service pharmacy for all your pet’s medications and prescription diets. A full-time, on-site pharmacist and pharmacy staff are available to answer your drug-specific questions. To contact the pharmacy, click here.