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Meet The Cardiology Team
Adrienne Balionis, DVM
St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2020
Angell Animal Medical Center, Cardiology Specialty Internship, 2023-2024
QTest Labs, Cardiology Internship, 2021
Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group, Rotating Internship, 2020
Alice Chirn, MA, BVetMed
Royal Veterinary College, BVetMed, 2021
Angell Animal Medical Center, Cardiology Resident, 2023-2026
VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center Specialty Internship, 2022-2023
Angell Animal Medical Center, ECC Rotating Internship, 2021-2022
Katie Hogan, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Hogan is a board-certified cardiologist who completed her cardiology residency at Angell in 2017. Dr. Hogan has a strong interest in interventional cardiology and continues to pursue further training for advanced methods in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease. She performs various interventional catheterization procedures, including PDA repair, balloon valvuloplasty, and pacemaker implantation. She works closely with other specialists to further advance the interventional radiology program at Angell. Her clinical interests include feline heart disease, especially the prevention of thromboembolic diseases, exotic animal cardiology, and arrhythmia management.
University of Florida, DVM, 2013
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Rotating Internship, 2013-2014
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Cardiology Residency 2014-2017
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), 2017
Terry Huh, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Huh us a board-certified cardiologist. She earned her veterinary degree at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she first developed an interest in cardiology. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC, followed by a cardiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Her cardiology interests include advanced echocardiography, interventional cardiology, and chronic heart failure management.
Outside of work, she enjoys exploring new restaurants and spending time with her little dog, Turner.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 2018
Animal Medical Center of New York, Rotating Internship, 2019
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Cardiology Residency, 2023
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), 2023
Clinton Lynn, DVM
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2019
Angell Animal Medical Center, Cardiology Residency, 2022-2025
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Cardiology Specialty Internship, 2021-2022
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Emergency & Critical Care Internship, 2020-2021
Texas A&M, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2019-2020
Michelle Oranges, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Michelle Oranges is a board-certified cardiologist. She obtained her veterinary degree from Tufts CSVM in 2018 and completed her cardiology residency at Angell in 2023. She is now a full-time staff doctor at Angell. She strives to provide the best, evidence-based medicine to Angell’s patients. She is passionate about teaching and enjoys working with the interns and residents at Angell. She also has particular interests in echocardiography and interventional cardiology, including minimally invasive PDA occlusion, pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty, and permanent transvenous pacemaker implantation.
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2018
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Rotating Internship, 2018-2019
VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center, Cardiology Internship, 2019-2020
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Cardiology Residency, 2020-2023
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), 2023
Jordan Vitt, DVM, DACVIM
An Ohio native, Dr. Jordan Vitt completed his undergraduate and veterinary degrees at The Ohio State University in Columbus. After graduating with his veterinary degree in 2011, he completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2012. After the internship, he worked as an emergency clinician in private practice for one year in Columbus, Ohio. He then completed a three-year cardiology residency at Texas A&M University in College Station in 2016 and obtained his Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Cardiology in 2016.
After residency, Dr. Vitt pursued a full-time academic career and was a faculty cardiologist at the University of Illinois until 2019. In 2018, he founded the Heart of Veterinary Cardiology (HOVC). As the Chief Executive Officer of HOVC, Dr. Vitt is the primary clinical practitioner and provides clinical veterinary cardiology services, continuing education, resident training, contract research, and echocardiography training at hospitals and universities around the world.
Dr. Vitt has served on the ACVIM Cardiology Examination committee to develop the certification exam required for cardiologist diplomate status, provided continuing education lectures around the world, and published several peer-reviewed articles in veterinary cardiology.
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cardiology Residency, 2013-2016
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Rotating Internship in Medicine and Surgery, 2011-2012
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), 2016
Julie Coen, Cardiology Assistant
Julie graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a concentration in animal behavior, and a minor in biology. Her professional career began at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL, where she was able to work with a variety of species- her favorite animal being a pygmy goat named Ferdinand. The birth of her niece brought her back home to Massachusetts and, ultimately, to Angell. Julie worked in Inpatient and CCU as an attendant for almost a year. She enjoyed working in a fast-paced environment and the uncertainty of the next case coming through the door. Following a brief time away from Angell to work as an animal control officer, Julie was very excited to return to Angell as a member of the Cardiology Team. On her days off, Julie enjoys watching the Food Network, training her dog, Sawyer new behaviors, and re-creating projects she finds on Pinterest.
Erica Morrissey, Cardiology Assistant
Erica recently received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from the University of Vermont in the spring of 2020. She was extremely involved in everything cow-related at UVM and misses all of her moo-makers back in Vermont. She was excited to jump from a small clinic in Burlington to Angell in Boston in September. In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, and hanging out with her cat Mitzi and Blue-Tongued Skink, Fi.
Angela Wansor, CVT, Lead Cardiology Technician
Angela obtained her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in March of 2013. Her first position following graduation was at Angell in the Clinic department; during this time, she perfected her restraint, venipuncture, and triage skills. After 2 years, she transitioned into a specialty technician role in the cardiology department. She recently accepted a position as the Lead Cardiology Technician and is excited to help her fellow technicians and assistants learn and grow in this field. Angela also helps manage the interventional cardiology program, aiding the cardiologists and residents by organizing inventory, setting up hemodynamic and angiographic studies, and training new technicians in the catheter lab. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband and pup, Stella, exploring all that MA has to offer.