Meet the Anesthesia Team

Katherine (Kate) Cummings, DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Cummings joined the Angell team in 2016 after serving as the staff veterinary anesthesiologist at MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Cummings’ professional areas of interest include regional anesthesia with the utilization 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 immensely 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, Rotating 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

Adam Fontaine, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Adam graduated from Merrimack College in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a focus in Animal Behavior. During his undergraduate studies, he completed an internship at The New England Aquarium in the Penguin Colony and paid his way through school by working at a horse barn. In May 2012, Adam accepted a position in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Angell Animal Medical Center. He moved to Angell’s Surgery service in May 2013, and has been working as an anesthesia technician since July 2013, earning his certification in December 2013. Adam has a strong interest in both anesthesia and critical care and hopes to further his education in the near future by attending vet school or pursuing a graduate degree in Animal Sciences. He currently lives in Lowell with his two dogs, Bubba (who he adopted from the MSPCA-Angell) and Keeley, as well as two ferrets named Maverick and Goose.