Meet the Team

Sue A. Casale DVM, DACVS
[Practicing at Angell-Boston and MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]
Dr. Casale is a board-certified veterinary surgeon specializing in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. She performs both the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO certified in 2002) and tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) for cranial cruciate ligament ruptures. She is certified to harvest and deliver canine and feline adult stem cells which are used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, ligament and bone injuries. She was featured in Boston Magazine’s pet issue in 2010. Her interests include minimally invasive abdominal procedures, thoracic surgery and fracture repair and she actively participates in the training of our surgical residents.

EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2000
St. Lawrence University, BS, 1989

SPECIALTY TRAINING

Tufts University and Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Small Animal Surgery, 2001-2004
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2000-2001

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2009


Michele Kudisch, DVM, DACVS
[Practicing at MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]
Dr. Kudisch is a board-certified veterinary surgeon specializing in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.  She was the owner and operator of a mobile veterinary surgery practice in the Boston metropolitan area for 17 years before coming to MSPCA-Angell West as the staff surgeon.  Her interests are broad ranging and include fracture repair, thoracic surgery, trauma, and reconstructive surgery.

EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 1986
Long Island University, MS, 1976
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BS, 1973

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Tufts University and Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, Residency in Small Animal Surgery, 1989-1992
Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1986-1987

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1996

Michael M. Pavletic DVM, DACVS, Director, Surgical Services
Dr. Pavletic is a board-certified veterinary surgeon and director of surgical services. He was a surgical instructor and professor of surgery at Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and professor and head of small animal surgery at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine before assuming the surgery directorship at Angell. He specializes in soft tissue surgery and is a leading authority in the subspecialty area of small animal plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pavletic has developed many of the reconstructive surgery techniques currently used in small animal surgery.

Dr. Pavletic is a national and international speaker in the field of reconstructive surgery and is the author of the Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery, 3rd ed. Published in 2010 by Wiley-Blackwell.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois, DVM, 1974
University of Illinois, BS, 1972

SPECIALTY TRAINING

Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Surgery, 1975-1977
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1974-1975

CERTIFICATION

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1981


Meghan Sullivan, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Sullivan joined Angell in 2013 from a specialty practice in Springfield, MA. Dr. Sullivan has authored several scientific publications, enjoys lecturing at continuing education events, and has received awards for excellence in teaching in addition to the ACVS Most Outstanding Resident Research Award. Dr. Sullivan performs soft tissue, and orthopedic surgery as well as many neurosurgical procedures. She has a particular interest in tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA), stem cell therapy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy. 

EDUCATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2006
(4th Year Clinical Training – University of Minnesota)

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2006 - 2007
VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center - Norwalk, CT, Small Animal Surgical Internship, 2007 - 2008
University of Illinois, Champaign Veterinary School, Small Animal Surgical Residency, 2008 - 2011

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2012


Nicholas J. Trout MA, VET MB, DACVS, ECVS
Dr. Trout is a board-certified veterinary surgeon at Angell specializing in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. His work includes tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), hip replacement and arthroscopic surgical procedures.

EDUCATION
University of Cambridge, England, MA, 1990
University of Cambridge, England, Vet MB, 1989

SPECIALTY TRAINING

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Small Animal Surgery, 1991-1994
University of Liverpool, England, House Officer, 1989-1991

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1995
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1995
Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1989

 
 

Matthew J. Cleveland, DVM, Surgery Resident (2012-2015)
Dr. Cleveland's interests include minimally invasive surgical techniques including laprascopic, thoracoscopic, and arthroscopic procedures; oncologic reconstructive techniques; Total Joint Arthroplasty (THA, TEA, TSA); and orthopedic reconstructive and corrective procedures (ORIF, MIPO, and ESF fracture repair along with TPLO and TTA procedures).     

EDUCATION
Dartmouth College, BA, 2002

St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2010
(4th Year Clinical Training – Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine)

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2010 - 2011

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, Small Animal Surgical Internship, 2011 - 2012
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal Surgical Residency, 2012 - Present

 

Daniel L. Frem, MEM, DVM, Surgery Resident (2013-2016)
Dr. Frem's interests include reconstructive surgery, arthroscopy, and partial and complete joint replacements. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Frem has a background as an engineer which provides him with a unique perspective in addressing orthopedic challenges.

EDUCATION
Dartmouth College, AB, 1996
Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, BE, 1997, MEM, 1998
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2011


SPECIALTY TRAINING
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Specialty Internship in Small Animal Surgery, 2012-2013
Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, Rotating Internship in Surgery, Emergency and Critical Care, and Internal Medicine, 2011 - 2012
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal Surgical Residency, 2013 - Present


Andrew R. Goodman, DVM, Surgery Resident (2011-2014)
Dr. Goodman’s interests include minimally invasive surgical techniques; soft tissue and reconstructive surgery; total joint replacement, and orthopedic reconstructive and corrective procedures such as fracture repair and correction of angular limb deformities.
 

EDUCATION
Pennsylvania State University, BS, 2005
Ohio State University, DVM, 2009

 
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Oradell Animal Hospital, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2009-2010
Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Small Animal Surgical Internship, 2010-2011
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal Surgical Residency, 2011 - Present

 

Jennifer Haas, Surgery Client Care Coordinator
Jennifer has been working in the medical field for over 9 years, and with animals for over 3 years. She came to Angell in March 2010 as a client liaison and became the Oncology and Avian/Exotics Secretary in June 2011. In 2012, Jennifer assumed the role of Client Care Coordinator for the Oncology and Surgery services. When she’s not at Angell, Jennifer indulges her love for animals at home with her 3 cats: Elvira, Miss Puss, and Boba Fett; 2 rabbits: Robert and Fred; a turtle named Krang, and a basset hound named Toby (pictured here with her).