Dr. Allukian completed her Emergency and Critical Care Residency at Tufts University in 2016, where she also received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She stayed at Tufts for a year as a clinical lecturer. After graduating, she undertook a small animal rotating internship at Angell Memorial Animal Medical Center. This experience was the foundation for her desire to pursue specialty training in emergency and critical care. She joined Angell’s team in January 2018.
EDUCATION Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), 2012
SPECIALTY TRAINING Foster Hospital for Small Animals, Emergency and Critical Care Residency, 2016
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Small Animal Internship, 2013
Dr. Bracker is a boarded criticalist and co-directs Angell’s Emergency and Critical Care (E/CC) service in Boston with Dr. Meg Whelan. In 1997, Dr. Bracker completed his internship at Southwest Veterinary Specialty Center in Tucson, AZ, where he then worked for several years on their busy emergency service. In 2002, he accepted a residency position at Angell before becoming an Angell staff veterinarian in 2005 in the Emergency/Critical Care Department. Dr. Bracker oversees Angell’s E/CC residency program.
EDUCATION University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 1997
SPECIALTY TRAINING Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, 2002-2005
Southwest Veterinary Specialty Center, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1998
CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2005
Dr. Cazlan earned her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Technology from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, before going on to attend veterinary school at Iowa State University. Following graduation, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center. Following her internship year, Dr. Cazlan worked in RI for a few years as an emergency veterinarian at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. Ultimately, Dr. Cazlan decided to return to Boston to come back to Angell. She enjoys the fast pace and challenge of emergency medicine. Dr. Cazlan has a special interest in cardiology, endocrine emergencies, autoimmune disease, and feline medicine.
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2016
Quinnipiac University, 2012
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal, and Surgery Rotating Internship, 2016-2017
Dr. Chan earned a degree in Physiology from UCLA and went on to study veterinary medicine at Michigan State University. He finished a rotating internship at Angell in 2020 and briefly moved to Illinois. Despite the appeal of eating a deep-dish pizza every week for 8 months, Dr. Chan elected to return to Angell for its variety of interesting cases, awesome colleagues, and multi-specialty offerings. He has special interests in radiology and NPR podcasts.
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2019
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2019-2020
Dr. Nicole D’Addezio graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. After earning her degree, she completed a one-year rotating internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island. She worked for two years with Ocean State’s ER service before joining the Veterinary Emergency Group in Boston. Dr. D’Addezio is keenly interested in emergency medicine but is also passionate about shelter medicine and animal welfare in underserved communities. She works for the MSPCA Boston Adoption Center in conjunction with Angell’s ECC service.
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2016
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017
Dr. Masri grew up in Berkeley, California. They received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of California, Davis, in 2021. They went on to earn their veterinary degree at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where they graduated in the class of 2021. They completed a one-year rotating internship at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a one-year specialty internship in Zoological Medicine at the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth. Their special interests include avian and exotic medicine. In their free time, they enjoy cooking and baking, creating artwork, caring for houseplants, and spending time with their caique parrot.
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021
University of California, Davis, BS, 2012
Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022
VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital, Zoological Medicine Specialty Internship, 2022-2023
Dr. McKean graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. After graduation, she completed a small animal medicine rotating internship at the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals, before joining the emergency and critical care team at Angell.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2020
Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2019-2020
Dr. Whelan is the Chief Medical Officer of Angell in Boston and she co-directs the Emergency and Critical Care service with Dr. Bracker. Dr. Whelan is a 2003 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year internship program at Angell and a three-year E/CC residency at Tufts before joining Angell’s senior staff. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and is also Director of Angell’s Internship Program. As Internship Director, Dr. Whelan oversees the clinical education of new veterinarians as they rotate through all of Angell’s specialty services.
EDUCATION Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003 SPECIALTY TRAINING Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, 2004-2007
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2004 CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2007
Martha graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2004. Soon after graduating in 2005, she became a part of the Angell team in the Inpatient Services department, primarily working in the Critical Care Unit (CCU), and has been a lead technician since 2011. Along with her technician certification, she obtained her specialty certification in emergency and critical care in 2014. When she is not busy saving lives in our CCU, Martha enjoys traveling and her time outdoors with family and friends. Kayaking, camping, and lounging on the beach are just a few of her favorites. Martha lives just outside of Boston with her goofy Boston terrier, Vern, and three cats: Mumfie, Blue Boy, and Mingo.
Rocio has worked as an ICU nurse since 2004. She was an Inpatient supervisor at Angell from 2004-2008. She then worked at VCA Brookline as their lead technician until 2012. From 2012-2021 Rocio worked as the Clinical Technical Supervisor at Boston West Emergency and Critical Care (the Mass Vet Referral satellite hospital). She managed all the technicians at that practice (ECC, IM, Surgery, Radiology, Ophthalmology) and worked on the clinical floor. Rocio is fluent in Spanish, and some of her hobbies are photography, yoga, and hiking.
Melanie decided on a career change after many years as a successful Chef. She had always been inter
ested in animal biology with studies from the University of Buffalo. After nursing 2 20yr old cats at home, she knew she’d found her second passion.Melanie began working at Angell 14 years ago as a primary care attendant while she completed her veterinary technician degree through an online program at St. Petersburg College in Fl. She obtained her certification and became a CVT in 2005 and achieved her VTS (ECC) certification in 2016. Melanie has been a Lead Critical Care technician since 2009.Melanie still loves to cook at home and baking treats for her fellow employees. She spends her free time traveling with her husband and relaxing with her cats, Yoda and Clementine.
Tina graduated from Becker College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science. She joined the Angell team in 2005 as an attendant and moved into a Critical Care Unit technician position in 2006. Tina received her Veterinary Technician Specialist Certification in Emergency and Critical Care in 2014 and has been an Inpatient Services Lead technician since 2019. Outside of work Tina enjoys spending time with her family and their cat, Lola.