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Meet the Anesthesia Team

Katherine (Kate) Cummings, DVM, DACVAA

Prior to joining the Angell team, Dr. Cummings served as the staff veterinary anesthesiologist at MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets in Columbus, Ohio. Her professional areas of interest include regional anesthesia with the use of peripheral nerve blocks, epidurals, wound soaker catheters, and transfusion medicine. She has added interests in the anesthetic and analgesic management of trauma patients, those patients that are emergent or critically ill, and those patients undergoing thoracic surgery. Outside of work, Dr. Cummings enjoys running, hiking, and cooking. She enjoys time spent with family, friends, and her three dogs, Polly, Phoebe, and Maple.

EDUCATION
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
Carnegie Mellon University, BS, 2007

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Anesthesia Residency, 2015
Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Rotatng Internship, 2012

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, 2015

Stephanie Krein, DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Krein was born in Seattle but spent much of her childhood in northeast Tennessee. She received a BS in Exercise Physiology from Miami University (Ohio) in 2001 and DVM from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She then completed a rotating internship in Chicago, IL and went on from there to work as an emergency doctor at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists. In 2013, Dr. Krein completed an anesthesia residency at Tufts University and continued to Philadelphia to join the team at the University of Pennsylvania as a clinical lecturer. In 2014, she passed the ACVAA board exam and then joined the team at Angell in March of 2015. She has a strong interest in emergency and critical care anesthesia and the effect of various drugs on the cardiovascular system. Dr. Krein’s interests outside of work include travelling and exploring new places and countries, hiking, and skiing. She loves the New England area and she is excited to be back here.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2007
Miami University (Ohio), B.S. in Exercise Physiology, 2001

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Anesthesia Residency, 2013
VCA Aurora and Berwyn, Chicago, IL, Rotating Internship, 2008

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, 2014

Amanda Brown, CVT, Anesthesia Technician

Amanda became an anesthesia technician in Angell’s surgery department in April 2014. Prior to this position, she worked in a general practice in her home town for almost 15 years. Her love of animals and desire to work with them started at a young age and was further instilled by going to an agricultural high school and majoring in Canine Science. She went on to Mount Ida College and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology and became a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician).

Outside of work, Amanda likes to enjoy nature with her dog on long walks or go see live music with friends. She has a Yorkshire terrier named Opie and a 3 legged cat named Tipper. She has a soft spot for tripods! She had another 3 legged cat in the past along with other cats and dogs.

Andrew Burrell, CVT, Anesthesia Technician

Andrew graduated from Mount Ida College in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. He became a Certified Veterinary Technologist in July 2014. Andrew continued his education by pursuing a Master’s degree, and in May of 2015 he received a Master’s of Science in Management from Mount Ida College. During school he discovered he had a passion for anesthesia and began working in Angell’s Anesthesia department in January of 2015. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys running, visiting family in Maine, and spending time with his two dogs Charlie and Kacey.

Jena Daly, CVT,Surgery and Anesthesia Department Supervisor

Jena worked in the music/television industry for a few years after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Emerson College in 2006. She then switched gears and returned to Mt. Ida College, earning an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2012 and becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in August of the same year. Jena joined the anesthesia department at Angell Boston in March of 2014 after working in general practice for a year and a half. In her spare time, Jena enjoys rowing, horror movies, and spending time with her two cats, Smalls and Selene, and her rescue beagle from Mt. Ida, Remington.

Cathy Dimond CVT, Anesthesia Technician I

Cathy has been working in the veterinary field for 23 years. She became a CVT in 2010. Over the years, Cathy has worked in emergency and critical care, surgery and anesthesia, neurology, avian/exotics and general medicine. Her next career goal is to obtain her VTS in anesthesia. Cathy shares her home with her four dogs and six cats. In her spare time, she enjoys raising chickens, gardening, hiking, and spending time with friends.

Kristen Drury, Anesthesia Assistant I

Kristen was born and raised here in Massachusetts.  She has always loved animals from an early age even before ever acquiring pets of her own.  Kristen started off working at a general practice as a kennel attendant at 15 years old and later returned to work at the same general practice as a veterinary assistant. After a couple of years into the 7 year stretch she worked there she moved up to be a surgery assistant and loved it. Kristen is joining the Angell surgery team in September of 2020 and is excited to pursue a role in the department that she finds most interesting and exciting.  Kristen has an understanding that our patients aren’t thrilled to be at the hospital and makes sure to put the comfort of our patients first and foremost. In her spare time Kristen enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, skiing, riding her motorcycle, and most importantly spending as much time as she can with her Boston Terrier Billie Jean and her long haired cat Squishy.

Kelsey Frey CVT, Anesthesia Technician I

Kelsey graduated from Mount Ida College in May of 2017 with her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology and became a CVT that same year. She has a passion for volunteering and has loved traveling to the Dominican with Project Samana on spay/neuter trips. In her free time she loves to go hiking and camping in New Hampshire and spend time with her three cats and guinea pigs.

Nick Gosselin, Anesthesia Assistant

Nicholas attended the University of New Hampshire where he studied biology. Before joining the team at Angel, he worked for an equine sports medicine practice in the north shore of Massachusetts for two years. After that he worked for a dog behaviorist as a trainer for a little over a year. Nicholas then began working at Angel in the surgery department. After a little over a year of working as a surgery assistant, Nicholas accepted a position as an anesthesia assistant in the summer of 2016. When he’s not working, Nicholas enjoys going hiking with his Akita shepherd cross, Kiefer, and playing ice hockey.

Jez Magarinos, RVN, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), Anesthesia, Surgery, and Dentistry Department Manager

Jez has worked in the veterinary field since leaving higher education in England. There, he held the role of head nurse, managing a small animal practice and then as a veterinary standards and training officer, travelling the country auditing and training technicians and doctors. He came to Boston in 2001 and has worked for Angell- Boston since 2002 in a variety of roles from supervisor to lead anesthesia technician and now as the manager of the surgery, anesthesia and dentistry departments. He is a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) in England and has achieved his veterinary technician specialist (VTS) in anesthesia/analgesia. When not at work, Jez runs a B&B, volunteers in and around Boston, likes to travel and spend time with friends and family. Winston, his cat, is very affectionate.

Shelby Mason CVT, Anesthesia Technician I

Shelby was born and raised in Vermont. She knew she always wanted to work with animals and so she attended Mount Ida College and graduated in 2016 with Bachelors degree in Veterinary Technology. She became a CVT in December of 2016. Shelby has been working in general practice for the past four years and is very excited to continue to learn and grow in her new role at Angell. In her free time Shelby enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling.

Heidi Olson, CVT, Anesthesia Technician I

Heidi graduated from Carrington College with an associates degree in veterinary technology and soon after got her Registered Veterinary Technician license in California. For the last year, Heidi has been working in the Neurology and Surgery/Anesthesia departments of a specialty practice and has decided to relocate to her childhood dream city, Boston. Heidi is licensed in both California (RVT) and in Massachusetts (CVT) and looks to further her career by specializing in anesthesia. In her spare time, she loves playing soccer and hiking with her German Shepherd, Lady.

Amy Przybyla CVT, Anesthesia Technician II

Amy grew up in Franklin county Massachusetts she was in 4-H and raised Dorset and Southdown sheep. Time spent on the farm encouraged and fostered a dedication, love, and respect for all animals at a young age. In 2004, she began volunteering at Dakin Animal shelter enjoying the work she pursued a job as a veterinary assistant at a general practice in Northampton MA. In 2009, Amy completed the Veterinary Technician Program at Holyoke Community College, and passed the VTNE. Shortly after graduation she moved to Seattle WA obtained her LVT, accepted a position at a busy small animal veterinary hospital, working her way up to the position of Lead Technician. Amy was drawn to surgery and especially drawn to anesthesia and analgesia, spending most of her time in Seattle either in an Operating room or hiking with her doberman Klaus. In 2015 wanting to pursue a career specializing in anesthesia. Amy returned to MA specifically to join Angell as an Anesthesia Technician ll in the surgery department. Amy spent one year in the Angell oncology department running anesthesia on patient’s undergoing multiple anesthesia’s for radiation therapy. Amy is a CVT and is actively pursuing her VTS in Anesthesia. Currently she lives in the Boston neighborhood with her husband and two cats: Elver and Chowdah. In her free time, she enjoys most of what life has to offer, particularly any activity in the wilderness.

Eneida Sermeno, Anesthesia Assistant

Eneida Studied animal science at the University of Massachusetts of Amherst, class of 2013. She has been employed at Angell Medical Center since 2013. Eneida began working for the surgery department in 2014, and has been an anesthesia assistant since 2015.

Macey Strutt CVT, Anesthesia Technician I

Macey was born and raised in rural Kansas where she grew up on a farm 15 miles from the nearest town. She participated in 4-H and FFA showing cattle, sheep, and horses for 16 years. She got her first job as a kennel worker at the local vet clinic her senior year and fell in love. She graduated from Colby Community College in 2019 with her Associates Degree in Science to earn her Veterinary Nursing Degree. After graduation she accepted a yearlong rotating internship at Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center. While working there she figured out her love for anesthesia. She accepted a position in the anesthesia department at MSPCA-Angell Boston in 2020. When Macey isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, exploring Boston, and hanging out with her Sphynx Mimi.

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