Dr. Straut is a Massachusetts native and a graduate of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. With a particular interest in pain management, Dr. Straut received her Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) certification in 2011. Prior to joining the Angell-West Rehabilitation Team, Dr. Straut practiced small animal general medicine at a progressive canine wellness facility in the Boston area, where she developed a rehabilitation service. Dr. Straut is a New Englander at heart and enjoys the beach and hiking trails, during all seasons, with her young English Lab, “Birdie.”
AnnieJoy, CVT, Lead Physical Rehabilitation Aide
AnnieJoy is a Lead Physical Rehabilitation Aide and became part of the Angell Physical Rehab team in December 2018. AnnieJoy graduated from Mount Ida College with an Associate’s Degree in 2018 and from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s degree in 2019 both in Veterinary Technology. Before joining Angell, AnnieJoy worked in general practice and has volunteered at local animal shelters and aquariums, but has fallen in love with the rehabilitation specialty. While not at work, AnnieJoy likes to hike and travel as well as spend time with her 5- year-old yellow lab named Auggie (who also loves to come to Angell and swim!).
Gabriella, Client Care Specialist
Gabby joined the Angell West Rehabilitation team in 2021. She has an eclectic work history with a focus on customer service. She speaks Spanish, is a certified legal interpreter, and has worked as an over-the-phone interpreter for 911 emergency services (talk about stress!).
An animal lover, Gabby has been a dog walker and cat sitter and volunteered at the shelter at MSPCA Boston several years ago. She hopes to buy a large house one day and foster as many animals as possible.
In her spare time, she enjoys 80s music, yoga, hanging with friends, tandem skydiving (five jumps!), and spending time with her kitty, Agador Spartacus, which includes taking lots of pictures of him sleeping.
Alyse, Pet Rehabilitation Aide
Alyse has been working in the animal care field since 2009, starting as a dog walker and canine daycare attendant in Boston’s South End. Through the years, she has taken courses and received certifications in canine massage, pet first aid, and CPR, and as a behavioral training aide. Alyse has spent the last 7 years working as a lead Canine Aquatics Specialist in Boston, running a hydrotherapy program and catering to dogs of all sizes and conditions from introduction, to swim, to medical cases, to endurance swims with working and police dogs. Wanting to learn more about the ever-expanding animal physical therapy world, she enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technician program making Dean’s List in her first semester. She is currently enrolled and working toward her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Aide certification (CCRA). In August of 2017, Alyse became a part of the Angell family as a Physical Rehabilitation Aide. In her free time, Alyse volunteers with a local rescue group, fosters handicapped and senior dogs, boards medical and non-medical dogs in her home, and runs RudeBoots Studio where she paints pet portraits and memorial portraits with ashes incorporated. At home, Alyse has 3 rescue dogs of her own; Manny, an 11-year old grumpy Puggle, Lola, a 9-year-old beautiful blue-eyed Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix, and Ruca, a – year-old sassy terrier mix. Feel free to say “Hi” when you see her around Angell West Physical Therapy, as she is always excited for a good conversation and ready to give tons of love to your wonderful pets!
Jessica, CVT, Client Care Specialist
Jess graduated from Becker College with her BS in pre-veterinary science and has been a certified veterinary technician for four years. While still in school she began working at Angell’s Boston location in 2011 as a veterinary assistant taking care of hospitalized patients, and eventually became an emergency/critical care technician. In 2019 she joined the Physical Rehab Team at Angell West and it quickly became her favorite department to work in. When she is not working Jess loves to travel and spend time with her family including her two dogs and cat, Walter, Scout, and Cheese.