Meet the 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care Team

Lauren Baker, DVM

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Lauren Baker is originally from Virginia, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Virginia. After working in a transgenics lab at the National Institute of Mental Health in Maryland for a few years, she went on to earn her DVM degree from Tufts University in North Grafton, Massachusetts. She completed a rigorous, post-graduate internship with a focus on emergency medicine at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.  She went on to work as an emergency veterinarian in Connecticut from 2012-2014.  Dr. Baker enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine with a special interest in feline medicine, pain control, wound management, and trauma. In her spare time, Dr. Baker enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her fiance and their cats, Gherkin and Azrael.

EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
University of Virginia, BS, 2005

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2011-2012

Alyssa Blaustein, VMD

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Alyssa Blaustein is originally from New Jersey. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Urisinus College. She then moved to nearby Philadelphia and earned her veterinary degree from The University of Pennsylvania. While in veterinary school, Dr. Blaustein did research focused on animal welfare. After graduation, she completed a rigorous internship, with a large focus on emergency medicine, at Oradell Animal Hospital in northern New Jersey. Dr. Blaustein enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, with special interests in trauma and toxicology. In her spare time, Dr. Blaustein enjoys hiking, camping, playing board games, and spending time her with her cat, Squishy.

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2015

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Oradell Animal Hospital Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2015-2016

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

Dr. Bracker co-directs the Emergency and Critical Care service with Dr. Whelan. Dr. Bracker is a board-certified specialist with Angell’s Emergency and Critical Care Department. In 1997, Dr. Bracker completed his internship at Southwest Veterinary Specialty Center in Tuscon, 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.

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

Callie Cazlan, DVM

EDUCATION
Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine,  2016

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

Sarah Cudney, DVM

EDUCATION
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine,  2016

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

Kate Dorsey, DVM

Dr. Kathryn Dorsey grew up in southern Connecticut. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Hamilton College in 2005. She then spent three years in Boston performing research on Huntington’s disease. She went on to earn her veterinary degree from Iowa State University and then completed an intensive year-long rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She has been working as an emergency doctor for the past three years in New York City, prior to returning to the Boston area. Her special interests include neurologic and endocrine emergencies. In her free time, Dr. Dorsey enjoys spending time with her dogs ‘Mona and Meryl.

EDUCATION
Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2012
Hamilton College, BA, 2005

SPECIALTY TRAINING
The Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2012-2013

Max Emanuel, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2016

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

Jordana Fetto, DVM

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Jordana Fetto grew up in New York City. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral neuroscience with a minor in psychology from Lehigh University. After taking time off to travel and volunteer, Dr. Fetto went on to earn her DVM degree from Tufts University in North Grafton, Massachusetts. She then completed an intensive year-long rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City followed by a specialty emergency/critical care internship at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital. Dr. Fetto enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, although she has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and trauma. In her spare time, Dr. Fetto enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and spending time with family. She is looking forward to learning how to sail on the Charles.

EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
Lehigh University, BS, 2008
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2014-2015
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Specialty Emergency/Critical Care Internship, 2015-2016

Emily Finn, DVM

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Emily Finn is from Massachusetts and did her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  After graduating, she spent three years in Boston performing research in human oncology and infectious diseases. She moved on to obtain her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Tufts University in 2011. Upon graduation, she entered a yearlong intensive post-graduate training program at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Finn enjoys all aspects of small animal and exotic veterinary medicine – whether it be caring for an intensively ill dog or educating families on rabbit husbandry. She enjoys spending her time away from the hospital hiking with her dogs, reading with her cats, and exploring the world with her son and husband.

EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
University of Massachusetts, BS, 2004


SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2011-2012

Jessica Hamilton, DVM

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Hamilton grew up in Charleston, WV. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Minot State University in 2004. She earned her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University in 2008 and following that completed a year-long rotating internship at VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals outside of Chicago, IL. She has been working as an emergency doctor for the past 4 years at a specialty referral hospital and emergency center in Cincinnati, OH prior to relocating to the Boston area to be with her fiancé. Her special interests include surgery and trauma medicine.

EDUCATION
North Carolina State University, DVM, 2008
Minot State University, BS, 2004
SPECIALTY TRAINING
VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals rotating internship, 2009

Roxanna Khorzad, DVM

Dr. Khorzad joined Angell in 2012 after completing her residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Angell Animal Medical Center. Dr. Khorzad is a 2008 graduate of Western University of Health Science College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year rotating internship and a three-year E/CC residency at Angell Animal Medical Center.

EDUCATION
Western University of Health Science, DVM 2008
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center Rotating Internship 2008-2009
Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency in Emergency & Critical Care, 2009-2012

William (Glenn) Lane, DVM

Dr. Lane earned his veterinary degree from Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. After finishing an internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, Dr. Lane served as an emergency service veterinarian at Guardian Veterinary Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Lane joined Angell as an ECC resident in 2016 from his most recent emergency doctor position at Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre in Calgary Alberta.

EDUCATION
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, DVM, 2012
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles, CA, Rotating Internship, 2012-2013

Kathryn LaQuaglia, DVM

EDUCATION
Texas A& M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Meredith Leary, VMD, ECC Resident (2014-2017)

Dr. Leary earned her DVM from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in June of 2014 from Angell’s Small Animal Rotating Internship program. Meredith remains at Angell as an ECC resident.

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2013
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2013-2014

Beth Lieblick, DVM, ECC Resident (2015-2018)

Beth Lieblick is a 2013 graduate of Western University of Health Sciences. She completed a small animal rotating internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in 2014. She joined Angell in 2015 as an ECC resident after spending a year working as an emergency clinician at VCA West Los Angeles.  

EDUCATION
Western University of Health Sciences, DVM, 2013
SPECIALTY TRAINING
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2013-2014

Ashley Lockwood, DVM, ECC Resident (2015-2018)

Ashley Lockwood is a 2014 graduate of Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2015. Ashley remains at Angell as an ECC resident.

EDUCATION
Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2014
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center Rotating Internship 2014-2015
Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency in Emergency & Critical Care, 2015-2018

Amanda Lohin, DVM

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Amanda Lohin grew up in the greater Boston area. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Michael’s College in 2003, after which she worked as a veterinary technician at a local primary care practice for several years. In 2010, Dr. Lohin moved to St. Kitts to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year of training at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in 2013, Dr. Lohin stayed at Tufts for another year to complete a small animal rotating internship. Dr. Lohin enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, although she has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, trauma and dentistry. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys hiking, running, biking or anything outdoors with her dogs.

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Clinical Training, DVM, 2013
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
St. Michael’s College, BS, 2003
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Internship, 2013-2014

Laura Lowe, DVM

EDUCATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2016
4th year clinical training at University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Susan Magestro, DVM

Dr. Magestro grew up in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from veterinary school at the University of WI-Madison. She completed a rotating internship at the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth, MA. She continued to practice emergency medicine in Boston prior to relocating to Seattle where she worked at a large emergency and specialty hospital for 3 years. Dr. Magestro recently returned to Boston with her beautiful cat Zelda and amazing pup Jackson.  When not at work, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and exploring the city of Boston.

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2006
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Rotating Internship, VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, 2006-2007

Hannah Marshall, DVM, ECC Resident (2016-2019)

Dr. Marshall received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University before completing a small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center. After graduating, she remained at Angell as a resident for the ECC service.

EDUCATION
Colorado State University, College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, DVM, 2015
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2015-2016

Abby McClain, DVM

EDUCATION
Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Emiliana Meroni, DVM

Dr. Meroni received her veterinary degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine before going on to complete a rotating small animal internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York City. She joined Angell as an ECC resident in 2016.

EDUCATION
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2015
SPECIALTY TRAINING
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City, NY, Rotating Internship, 2015-2016

Cynthia Minter, DVM

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Kate Mueller, DVM

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Kate Mueller is originally from Rochester, NY. She completed her undergraduate education at Bucknell University in central Pennsylvania, and spent the next several years living in and around New York City and working as a middle school math teacher, a technician at a cat hospital in Brooklyn, and as a volunteer with stranded marine wildlife, among other things. She then attended Cornell University for veterinary school, graduating in 2015. Following graduation, she completed a one-year internship in medicine and surgery at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, MA. She enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine and is excited to join the Angell team, and to spend more time exploring New England. She shares her home with her fiancé and Kitty, her grumpy but loveable calico cat.

EDUCATION
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM 2011-2015
SPECIALTY TRAINING
VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, Rotating Internship, 2015-2016

Courtney Peck, DVM

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Courtney Peck is originally from Massachusetts and graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She completed a 13 month rotating small animal internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston in 2004, and then spent 8 years as an emergency clinician at a large specialty and referral hospital in Seattle, WA. In 2012, Dr. Peck returned to Boston to pursue a residency in Emergency/Critical Care, which she completed in July 2015. Dr. Peck joined the Angell West team in Waltham in October 2015, continues to build a collaborative and progressive environment with the team and clients. In her free time, Dr. Peck enjoys spending time with her two children and looks forward to doing all the things she hasn’t done during her residency.

EDUCATION
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center Rotating Internship 2003-2004
Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency in Emergency & Critical Care, 2012-2015

Klaudia Polak, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Lauren Robinson, DVM

EDUCATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2016
4th year clinical training at UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Ellen Sherrick, DVM

EDUCATION
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Virginia Sinnott, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Sinnott 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 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

Susan Smith, DVM

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Susan Smith grew up in midcoast Maine. She received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Wellesley College in 2008. She worked as a high school science teacher in Denver, Colorado as a part of Teach For America. She subsequently earned her veterinary degree from Cornell University and completed a rotating internship at Angell Boston. Her special interests include shelter medicine and clinical pathology.  In her free time, she likes to bake, travel, ballroom dance, and spend time with her two cats, Tiggles and Baby-O. .

EDUCATION
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2015
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2015-2016

Julie Soohoo, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

James Starr, DVM

EDUCATION
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2016
4th year clinical training at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Catherine (Caty) Sumner, DVM, DACVECC

Chief Medical Officer, MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Sumner directs the Emergency and Critical Care service at MSPCA-Angell West. Dr. Sumner is a 2007 graduate of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She completed a one-year internship program at Angell, a three-year E/CC residency at Tufts, and then was a staff criticalist at Tufts VETS before joining MSPCA-Angell West. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2007
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and Tufts VETS, Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, 2008-2011
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2007-2008
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2012

Joyce Tai, DVM

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Stacey Tanguy, DVM

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Rosella To, DVM

EDUCATION
Western University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Michael Verschoor-Kirss, DVM

EDUCATION
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2016
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Megan Whelan, DVM, DACVECC, CVA, Internship Director and Director, Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Whelan 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

Yao Yao, VMD

MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Yao received her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology with a minor in art history from Bryn Mawr and Haverford College prior to attending University of Pennsylvania, where she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduation, Dr. Yao completed one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ. Before becoming a full time veterinarian, Dr. Yao dedicated a lot of time in academic research projects including ones involving human esophageal and pancreatic cancer. In her free time Dr. Yao enjoys traveling, cooking, painting, spending time with family, friends and her lazy grey tabby Logan.

EDUCATION
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Bachelor of Science, Bryn Mawr and Haverford College, 2008
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, 2012-2013

Liz Henry, Care Coordinator (1st shift), Emergency/Critical Care

Liz graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelors Degree in Business in 2005.  After graduating, she worked for 7 years at a brokerage firm.  In 2012, she decided to follow her dream to work with animals and joined Angell as a Client Liaison in the Communications Center.  In 2014, Liz joined the Care Coordinator team and works with the Internal Medicine and Emergency/Critical Care services. A lover of all animals, Liz volunteers with the Advocacy department at Angell and is passionate about changing the negative stereotype associated with pit bulls.  Outside of Angell, Liz loves to hang out with Patch, her dog that she rescued from a shelter in West Virginia.