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 interested in animal biology with studies from the University of Buffalo. After nursing two 20-year-old cats at home, she knew she had 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 Florida. She obtained her certification and became a CVT in 2005 and achieved her veterinary technician specialist 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.
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.
Robin Peters, Inpatient Administrative Assistant
Robin joined the Inpatient team recently as an Administrative Assistant. She began working at Angell in 2016, as ER Intake Associate. Before moving to Boston and working at Angell, she earned a Master’s degree in biology, taught science, and was a beekeeper. In her free time, Robin enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening and cooking.
Kerry graduated from UMass Amherst in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences. She started working at Angell in 2010 as a Critical Care Unit Attendant and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2014. Kerry made the transition to a Critical Care Unit Technician in July of 2015. When she is not at Angell she enjoys making crafts and spending time with her cat, Cosette.
Tina DiBella, CVT, VTS (ECC) Inpatient Services 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.