Meet the Dentistry Team

Jessica Riehl, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Riehl joined Angell in 2016 after practicing at a veterinary specialty hospital in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Riehl then completed an internship in West Islip, NY followed by a residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 2014. Dr. Riehl currently serves on the Credentials Committee for the AVDC.


University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2010


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery, 2011-2014
The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, Rotating Internship, 2010-2011

Erin V. Abrahams, DVM

Dr. Abrahams grew up in Northern California and studied Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior at UC Davis before moving to New England to attend Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Prior to joining the Angell Dentistry team, Dr. Abrahams served 3 years as a Veterinary Corps Officer in the U.S. Army, stationed in Groton, CT. Dr. Abrahams feels privileged to be working alongside Dr. William Rosenblad, who helped to shape her interest in dentistry as a veterinary student and general practitioner. Dr. Abrahams spends much of her free time on her road bike and celebrates her love of cycling with an annual bike tour across MA.


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM 2011
University of California at Davis, BS 2006

Joyce Tai, DVM


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 2016

Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Michael Johnson, CVT, Dentistry Supervisor

Michael is a 1990 graduate of the Vet Tech Program at Colorado Mountain College (CMC). He was then invited to join the CMC faculty as a staff member following graduation. In 1991 Michael entered the VTI-Vet Tech Intern Program at the AMC in NYC. After graduation from the internship, he remained at the AMC for 8 years until he was recruited to join the newly formed Angell Dentistry Department as a Supervisor. Michael has held that same position for the past 18 years.

Julissa Almendarez, CVT

Julissa graduated from Mount Ida College with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in May 2012. As part of her Mount Ida education,  Julissa completed two internships at Angell, one with General Medicine and one with Dentistry. She began working with the Angell Dentistry department shortly after graduation. She has also worked as a human EMT since 2001 and continues to work on a part-time basis with a private ambulance company in the Metro Boston area

Danielle Cosgrove, CVT

Danielle previously worked at a small general veterinary practice for 10 years with an interest and passion for dentistry.  In 2009 she joined the Angell dentistry team and earned her CVT in 2011.  In addition to being a CVT, Danielle is a Registered Dental Hygienist in the human field and enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge with the dentistry team. She is proud to be part of such a dedicated, compassionate team of veterinary dental professionals.

Joanne Malley, CVT

Joanne graduated from North Shore Community College in May 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She began working at Angell in the Clinic and became certified in August 2012. She began working the Dentistry service in October 2014 and has been an essential team member ever since.

Julia Pagliuca, CVT

Julia graduated from Mount Ida College with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2015. While in school she interned with the  Angell Dermatology service, the Museum of Science,  and also did research internships at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  After graduation, she started working at Angell in the Clinic.  In 2016, soon after becoming a certified veterinarian technician she joined Angell’s dentistry team.

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