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

Amanda Brown, CVT, Anesthesia Technician

Amanda was born and raised in Walpole, MA and continues to live in her childhood home to this day. She began her veterinary technician career at Norfolk County Veterinary Service as a veterinary assistant at 16 years old. Amanda pretty much grew up there after working there for 14 ½ years! Amanda graduated from Mount Ida College with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology and became a certified veterinary technologist in 2010. In April 2014, Amanda accepted a position at MSPCA/Angell Animal Medical Center in their surgery department as an anesthesia technician. Amanda likes to volunteer at the MSPCA shelter doing spay/neuter clinics when she can. Outside of work, Amanda loves to spend time with friends on or near the ocean, either on boat or beach! She dreams of being able to travel more one day but when she can get away she visits family in Prince Edward Island, Canada. When she is not with friends, she is playing with her three-legged cat “Tipper”, whom she adopted from the MSPCA shelter. Honorable-Animal-Mentions in her past include; a Wheaton terrier “Polly”, a Shepherd mix “Grizzly”, three cats named “Spook”, “Honey” (a.k.a. Girlie”) and  “Tripod” (her first three-legged cat).

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.

Lauren Federico, CVT, Lead Anesthesia Technician

Lauren graduated from Quinnipiac University in May 2009 with a bachelor’s of science, and she became a certified veterinary technician in July of 2009.  Lauren worked at an emergency and referral hospital in Connecticut for two years  in the anesthesia and critical care departments.  She moved to Boston and started at Angell in December 2011 as an anesthesia technician. Lauren has a great passion for anesthesia and critical care and is working towards getting her specialty license in anesthesia. Currently the lead anesthesia technician, Lauren enjoys teaching new technicians about anesthesia and helping them further their knowledge. When Lauren is not at work she enjoys running and spending time with her husband and her dog, Luca.

Sarah Flavell, CVT, Anesthesia Technician

Originally from Massachusetts, Sarah moved to South Carolina in 2013 where she started working as a veterinary assistant. She graduated from Tri-County Technical College with her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2015 and earned her LVT. She stayed in South Carolina while practicing general medicine in a mixed practice, enjoying working with anesthesia, exotics and large animals. In May of 2016, Sarah returned to Boston where she joined the Anesthesia team at Angell. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading a good book or going on a hike with her dog, Goliath.

Adam Fontaine, Adam Fontaine, CVT, Surgery and Anesthesia Department Supervisor

Adam graduated from Merrimack College with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2012. After graduating he began working at Angell in the CCU department before transferring to surgery.  Since moving to the surgery department, and becoming certified in 2014, he has had the opportunity to work first as a surgery technician, then as a anesthesia technician, prior to becoming the anesthesia and surgery department supervisor. When he’s not at work, he enjoys camping, travelling, football, baseball, and most sports-related activities. He also enjoys hanging out at home with family and his two pets, dog Keeley and cat Toby.

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.

Liz Krill, CVT, Lead Anesthesia Technician

Liz began her outreach with the MSPCA at the Angell animal medical center (AAMC) Springfield facility in 2006, while doing her Bachelor of Science degree at UMass Amherst. After graduation, she began her career at the AAMC Boston surgery department. Liz has been a valuable part of our team since 2008, is a CVT  (certified veterinary technician) and her focus is to promote leadership within the anesthesia service.

Hugo Lalane, Anesthesia Technician

Hugo went to vet school and graduated from the Dominican Republic in 2010. He then came to the USA and worked as an ER and surgery technician in Rochester, New York where he became a licensed veterinary technician (LVT), working as a certified veterinary technician (CVT) in Massachusetts. Hugo has been at Angell Boston as an anesthesia technician for the past 3 years. In the future he would like to move to Spain and travel. Hugo enjoys going out with friends, going to the beach and loves to surf. He lives with Kierra, a boxer.

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.

Kelley Ann Phipps, CVT, Anesthesia Technician

Kelley Ann has worked within the anesthesia specialty and has been a certified technician since 2008. Prior to that, she was at Wayland Animal Clinic for nine years while she obtained her Bachelor’s in Biology at Framingham State University. She has been with Angell since 2014 and in her free time enjoys music,  dancing, and spending time with her pets Bean, Keaton, and Layla, her very sweet, very spoiled Frenchie.

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.

Beth Sherman, CVT, Anesthesia Technician

Beth graduated from NC State University with a B.S. in Zoology in 2003.  During her undergraduate work, she started her career as a veterinary technician in an emergency hospital.  Beth has worked as an anesthesia and surgery technician since 2004, has been a licensed technician since 2008 and has been working as an anesthesia technician with Angell since July 2015.  Beth also spent a couple years as a veterinary technician in a wildlife hospital and has a passion for wildlife conservation and management with an emphasis on birds.  In her spare time, Beth enjoys hiking and camping with her “career-change” Guide Dog, Gordy, doing yoga, watching SF Giants baseball or doing anything outdoors.

Samantha Trainor, Anesthesia Assistant

Samantha graduated in 2013 from the University of Delaware with a bachelor of science degree in Health and Nutrition. She has always had a passion for animals showing horses and working as a veterinary assistant in high school. After college graduation she began working at the Animal Rescue League of NH where her interest in veterinary medicine became apparent. In February of 2015 she started working as a Surgery Assistant at Angell. Being in the surgery department for the last year and a half has allowed her to also develop a strong interest in anesthesia. As of August 2016 Samantha has begun training to be an Anesthesia Assistant. She is very excited for this new journey. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, her boyfriend and wonderful black lab named Max.