Ophthalmology Services

The Team

Daniel J. Biros DVM, DACVO
Dr. Biros is a board-certified ophthalmologist who identifies and treats a variety of disorders of the eye. His work involves advanced ophthalmic examination including specialized testing for cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and ocular inflammation. Routine eyelid procedures and intraocular surgeries such as cataract removal are performed regularly. Dr. Biros’ special area of interest is in the characterization and treatment of ocular inflammatory disease including trauma, infection, autoimmunity and intraocular cancer.

EDUCATION
University of Minnesota, DVM, 1996
University of Notre Dame, BS, 1992
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Schepens Eye Research Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2005
University of Florida, Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology, 1997-2000
Colorado State University, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1996-1997
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 2001


Martin E. Coster, DVM, DACVO
Dr. Coster is a board-certified ophthalmologist, and joined the Ophthalmology service at Angell in 2009. Dr Coster received his veterinary degree at Colorado State University and performed advanced training in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at Purdue University.Dr. Coster performs detailed examinations and provides advanced diagnostics, medical intervention, and surgery for a wide variety of ocular diseases. These include, but are not limited to, eyelid conformational abnormalities, corneal surface disease, dry eye, glaucoma, ocular inflammation, cataracts, lens instability, and retinal disease in all companion animal species. Our team-driven approach provides an unparalleled level of care and attention to our patients. Dr. Coster's particular special interests include cataract surgery, feline herpes virus treatment, and exotic animal ophthalmology.

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EDUCATION
Purdue University, MS, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, 2009
Colorado State University, DVM, 2005

Reading University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons), 2000
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Purdue University, Residency in Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2006-2009
Purdue University, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2005-2006
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 2009



Tia Irving, CVT, Ophthalmology Technician
Tia joined the Angell team after graduating from Mount Ida College with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2014. Before becoming an Ophthalmology Assistant, she worked in general medicine for two years at a small animal clinic in western Massachusetts. Working with animals has been a lifelong goal of Tia’s after being inspired by the many pets she cared for as a child. While preparing to become a certified technician, Tia spends her free time playing with her two cats, reading, and going horseback riding.



Claudia Scenna, CVT, Ophthalmology Technician
Claudia began working at Angell in November 2012 after graduating from North Shore Community College in May 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She became Certified in August 2012.  While attending classes, Claudia was a technician assistant at Melrose Animal Clinic. Before working with animals, Claudia worked with breast cancer patients for 13 years at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her two "girls" Casey and Cooper, Lhasa Apso littermates, were her inspiration to change career fields!



Jennifer Smith, CVT, Ophthalmology Technician
Jennifer graduated from SUNY Canton in New York in May of2005 with an associate’s degree in animal science and become a licensed veterinary technician in August of 2005.   She worked for 5 years in a general medicine practice in Plattsburgh, NY as a veterinary technician and then accepted a job as a practice manager/veterinary technician in 2011 for a busy 4 doctor practice in the Adirondacks.  Jennifer moved to Boston in January of 2014 where she started her position here in Angell’s surgery department as an anesthesia technician. Jennifer missed the client/patient interaction so she moved to the ophthalmology department in August of 2014. When she’s not at work Jennifer enjoy outdoors activities such as hiking, kayaking, horseback riding or visiting her family and friends back in the Adirondacks.

Kamil Kantyka, Ophthalmology Assistant
Kamil worked at a private animal hospital and as a private snake keeper for 6 years prior to joining Angell in April 2011. He worked in general medicine for 4 years before starting a specialized position with Angell’s Avian and Exotics department. Since April 2012 he has been part of the Ophthalmology team. Kamil attended Hunter College in New York City and earned a biochemistry degree in 2010. Outside of work, Kamil’s interests include snowboarding, photography, drawing, and culinary exploration.




Rachael Donnelly, Ophthalmology Secretary
After her cat was treated by the emergency department at Angell, Rachael began volunteering at the hospital, and joined the staff as a Client Liaison in February 2012.  She became the Ophthalmology Secretary in January 2013. Rachael lives in Boston with her two cats, Manny and Oliver, and loves playing with her roommate’s  dachshund.

If you have questions for the Ophthalmology service, would like to make an appointment, or would like to refer a client, please contact our Ophthalmology secretary Rachael Donnelly, at 617-541-5095 or ophthalmology@angell.org.