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Meet the 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care Team

Doctors

Alison Allukian, DVM

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

 

 

Laura Badeski, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

Justina Bartling, DVM, ECC Resident (2019-2022)

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2018

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2018-2019

 

 

 

Jami Becker, DVM, ECC Resident (2019-2022)

EDUCATION
Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2018

SPECIALTY TRAINING
University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Rotating Internship, 2018-2019

 

 

 

Kristen Behrens, DVM

EDUCATION
Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

 

Nyla Bent, DVM

EDUCATION
Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Kiko Bracker, DVM, DACVECC, Director, Emergency and Critical Care

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

 

Lisa Caligiuri, DVM

EDUCATION
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

 

David Carabetta, DVM, DACVECC

EDUCATION
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, 2014-2017
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2013-2014

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2020

 

 

Callie Cazlan, DVM

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.

EDUCATION
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2016
Quinnipiac University, 2012

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal, and Surgery Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

 

 

Elton Chan, DVM

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.

EDUCATION
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2019

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2019-2020

 

 

Julie Choi, DVM

EDUCATION
University of Calgary School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riley Claude, DVM

EDUCATION
University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Cox, DVM

EDUCATION
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

 

 

Sara Doyle, DVM

Dr. Sara Doyle graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She completed a Rotating Internship at Angell Animal Medical Center before joining their ECC staff. She is from the Boston area originally and enjoys nature walks, reading, and crafting.


EDUCATION

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2019

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2019-2020

 

 

Emma Evans, DVM

EDUCATION
Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine/Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

Rose Feldman, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2020

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Emergency and Critical Care Residency, 2021-2024
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2020-2021

 

 

Anna Ferreira, DVM

EDUCATION
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Ariel Fleischman, DVM

EDUCATION
St. George’s University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

 

Scout Ford, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dilraj Goraya, DVM

EDUCATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine/Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Mackenzie Grace, DVM

EDUCATION
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

 

Molly Graham, DVM

EDUCATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2020

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Emergency and Critical Care Residency, 2021-2024
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2020-2021

 

 

Alli Harju, DVM

EDUCATION
Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

Michael Haynes, DVM

EDUCATION
University of Sydney Sydney School of Veterinary Science, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

Leanna Hoover, DVM

EDUCATION
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Marta Hura, DVM

EDUCATION
Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

Kelley Kilpatrick, DVM

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

Jiwon (Monica) Kim, DVM

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Itsaso Kobayashi, DVM

EDUCATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine/Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

Peter Laminette, DVM

EDUCATION
University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Brandi Lauer, DVM

EDUCATION
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

Kimberley Law, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Kira Lin, DVM

EDUCATION
University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

John Macri, DVM

EDUCATION
University of North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

Victoria McKaba, DVM

EDUCATION
University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

Katherine McKean, DVM

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.

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2020

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2019-2020

 

 

Hyunjeung Park, DVM

EDUCATION
University of Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Abbey Petronzio, DVM

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

Leah Richter, DVM

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

Sam Rizika, DVM

EDUCATION
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Shelby Scanlin, DVM

EDUCATION
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

 

Sarah Slaughter, DVM

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

 

Virginia Sinnott-Stutzman, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Sinnott-Stutzman is a 2003 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year internship program and practiced emergency medicine for two additional years in Tucson, Arizona. She then completed a three-year emergency and critical care residency at the University of Pennsylvania. For the next five years, she was the supervisor of the residency program at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists until she joined Angell’s senior staff in 2014. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Her clinical areas of interest include infection control, antibiotic therapy, coagulation, sepsis, and fluid therapy. Dr. Sinnott-Stutzman is the Chair of the Infection Control Committee at Angell. She is also enthusiastic about veterinary clinical education and enjoys mentoring interns and residents and speaking at local and national meetings.

EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003
SPECIALTY TRAINING
The University of Pennsylvania, Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, 2006-2009
Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency, Rotating internship, 2003-2004
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2009

 

 

Emily Spica, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

Jake Stokes, DVM

EDUCATION
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

Nathalie Suciu, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

Erin Sunshine, DVM

EDUCATION
Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

Michelle Szalasny, DVM

EDUCATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine/University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

 

Kelsey Turley, DVM, ECC Resident (2019-2022)

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2017

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Veterinary Services and Emergency Center, Rotating Internship, 2017-2019

 

Julia VanDerslice, DVM

EDUCATION
Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2020

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Emergency and Critical Care Residency, 2021-2024
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Internship, 2020-2021

 

 

Laura Venner, DVM

EDUCATION
Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

 

 

 

 

Megan Whelan, DVM, DACVECC, CVA, Internship Director and Chief Medical Officer

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

 

 

Kaylan Whetstone, DVM

EDUCATION
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2022

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2022-2023

 

 

Chi (Michael) Yee, DVM

EDUCATION
Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022

Technicians & Support Team

Martha Andriolatos, CVT, VTS (ECC), Inpatient Services Lead

Martha graduated from 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 Carrasco, Inpatient Services Manager

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 has 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 Coiro, CVT, VTS (ECC), Inpatient Services Lead

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 Dibella, Inpatient Service Lead

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.

Jamie Fell, Inpatient Services Assistant Manager

Jamie has a degree in Business Management, and has worked with Banfield Pet Hospitals since 2007 in Cambridge, Framingham and most recently in Plymouth where she is the practice manager. She has worked with clients, veterinarians and technicians in her role as manager.  Jamie lives in Hanover, MA with their two daughters, 2 rescue pups, 4 cat siblings and a flock of 45 chickens!  Jamie and her family enjoy biking, hiking and snowboarding.

Nikki Martin, Inpatient Services Supervisor

Nikki started working at Angell in 2014 as a Primary Care Attendant.  In 2015 she moved into the position of Inpatient Services Administrative Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys photography and taking her dog Jake on hikes.

Deidre Pedato, CVT, Inpatient Services Lead

Deidre was born and raised in Massachusetts. She graduated from North

Shore Community College in 1996 and obtained her certification that year. Deidre has worked overnights since 1999. She started working at Angell in April 2009 and accepted a lead technician position in December 2014.

When not at work Deidre enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.\

Lindsey Huttner, Client Care Coordinator, Emergency/Critical Care

Lindsey joined the Angell team in 2018 as a Client Liaison, where she was able to combine her 10 years of experience in customer service with her love of animals. In the spring of 2019 she moved to her current position as the evening Client Care Coordinator for the Internal Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care, and Cardiology services.  Lindsey grew up in the Greater Boston area and graduated from Boston College in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.  She has always been inspired by MSPCA-Angell’s reputation for compassion and excellence and was excited to move her career to Angell and find meaning in her work.  Lindsey enjoys snuggling with her family’s 11-year-old Bichon mix, Ben, and taking him for walks at his favorite parks and ponds around Boston.

Kate O'Brien, Client Care Coordinator, Emergency/Critical Care

In 2014, Kate began working in Angell’s outpatient clinic department after graduating from New England Institute of Technology and becoming a CVT. She spent 4 years treating outpatients, and fell in love with the client care/education aspect of the job. In early 2019, she joined the evening Client Care Coordinator team in support of Angell’s Associate Veterinarians. She has a passion for teaching clients how to perform important at-home nursing care. She resides with two senior cats and an ever-growing number of house plants.

Robin Peters, Inpatient Administrative Assistant

Robin has worked at Angell as ER Intake Associate since 2017, bringing with her a wide variety of experiences connected to the animal world.  She monitored osprey as a summer research assistant in college, cared for rodent colonies as a grad student and research associate, taught biology, volunteered in an animal shelter and in spay/neuter clinics, and was a beekeeper for over twenty years.

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