Meet the Dermatology Team

Klaus Loft, DVM

Dr. Klaus Loft joined Angell’s Dermatology service in January 2011. He graduated from the Royal Agricultural & Veterinary University of Denmark in 1999.  Upon graduation, he worked in private practice in Denmark and Sweden.  He became increasingly interested in dermatology and allergies and began to focus his case load on dermatology. Dr. Loft completed an American College of Veterinary Dermatology approved residency at Michigan State in 2007. He has worked in the greater Boston area and New England since 2007. His practice is limited to dermatology, seeing cats and dogs with chronic ear problems, severe allergies, cutaneous cancerous conditions and immune mediated skin problems. Dr. Loft has published articles and lectured both in Scandinavia and the United States. His special interests are feline dermatology and chronic ear disease.


Royal Agricultural & Veterinary University of Denmark, DVM, 1999


Michigan State University, Residency in Dermatology 2004-2007

Brooke Simon, DVM

Dr. Simon’s lifelong passion for animals inspired her start as a veterinary assistant at Maine Coast Veterinary Hospital where she worked for 10 years prior to attending the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving her doctorate in veterinary medicine, Dr. Simon went on to pursue an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center before completing her dermatology residency at Dermatology for Animals in Phoenix, Arizona.  She joined the Angell team in 2019 as a staff doctor and provides dermatology appointments in both our Boston and Waltham locations.



University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2014
University of Delaware, 2010


Dermatology For Animals, Phoenix, AZ, Residency in Veterinary Dermatology, 2016-2019
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2014-2015

Jenn Murphy, CVT, Dermatology Technician

Jenn began her career at Angell in 2013 as a Client Services Representative. After getting a taste for veterinary medicine, life brought her out to the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, where she continued to pursue her passion and finish her education, ultimately graduating from Holyoke Community College in 2016. Jenn received her certification later that year and worked as a general medicine tech in the valley before making her way to the Boston area in the summer of 2018. She jumped at the chance to rejoin the Angell team and became a member of the Dermatology Service. Jenn loves working closely with clients to help them best understand their pet’s health and feel empowered instead of intimidated. Jenn lives outside Boston with her partner, dogs, and small colony of reptiles.

Lyndsey Trawinski, Dermatology Technician

Lyndsey has been with Angell since 2014 when she began working as an attendant in the Clinic. She graduated from North Shore Community College in 2015 with a degree in veterinary technology and became a CVT in 2016. In October of 2017 Lyndsey happily joined the Angell Dermatology team. Outside of Angell Lyndsey enjoys volunteering with a variety of animal focused organizations, reading, and relaxing with her cat.

Brianna Payne, Avian/Exotics and Dermatology Secretary

Brianna started her career with Angell in 2016 as a Client Liaison and now works as the Specialty Secretary for our Avian/Exotics and Dermatology Departments.  Prior to Angell she had been working with animals for over 13 years as a groomer, sitter, dog trainer, and handler.  Growing up she had a variety of animals including dogs, cats, snakes, a hedgehog, a chinchilla, a donkey, goats, and emus.  Currently she’s a cat mom to her long-haired, green-eyed beauty Primrose.  Brianna loves travelling and exploring the outdoors and is pursuing an education in Geosciences and Conservation.

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