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Meet the Internal Medicine Team in Boston

Douglas Brum, DVM

Dr. Brum, on staff since 1987, is actively involved in developing the wellness program and referral practice. He is dedicated to providing quality care and communication to referral practitioners. Dr. Brum’s main clinical interests include immune-mediated diseases, endocrinology and geriatric medicine. One of his major passions is serving as a mentor to interns and helping to adapt the intern program to meet the needs of a changing profession. Dr. Brum also maintains a large general medicine practice.

EDUCATION
Cornell University, DVM, 1985

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1986

Alyssa Bryce, DVM

Dr. Alyssa Bryce grew up on the US island territory of Guam (located in the South Pacific). She received her Bachelor’s Degree in biology from the University of Guam. She then earned her DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California. She completed a year-long rotating internship at Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Irvine, California. Dr. Bryce enjoys all aspects of internal medicine but has special interests in liver diseases, kidney diseases, immune mediated diseases and endocrinology.

Education
Western University of Health Sciences, DVM, 2016
University of Guam, BA, 2012

Specialty training
Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital, Rotating Internship, 2016-2017

Maureen Carroll, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Carroll is particularly interested in diseases of the liver, as well as gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine diseases. Procedures she routinely performs include gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, rhinoscopy, cystoscopy and laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a procedure that allows veterinarians to examine abdominal organs with the use of small telescopic equipment and address areas of concern both diagnostically and therapeutically.

EDUCATION

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 1996

SPECIALTY TRAINING

Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery 1996-1997 and Residency in Internal Medicine 1998-2000; Board-Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine 2001

CERTIFICATION

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2001

Zachary Crouse, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Zachary Crouse is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Small Animal Internal Medicine. He completed his veterinary school training at Western University of Health Sciences in California. He then completed a one year Small Animal Rotating Internship at Angell Animal Medical Center followed by a three year Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Angell Animal Medical Center.

His interests cover the extent of internal medicine but specifically include gastroenterology, interventional radiology, immune mediated diseases, renal disease, and respiratory tract disease. Dr. Crouse performs minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including: endoscopy, cystoscopy, rhinoscopy, stent placement, and laparoscopy. He also performs a variety of other procedures including placement of nasogastric and esophageal feeding tubes and bronchoalveolar lavage.

Dr. Crouse enjoys the process of diagnosing and treating diseases in dogs and cats while guiding and educating their caretakers. He believes it is important to include caretakers, referring veterinarians, and the entire Angell team in order to diagnose and treat patients effectively.

Dr. Crouse is a member of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

EDUCATION
Western University of Health Sciences, California, DVM, 2013
Virginia Tech, BS, 2009

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Rotating Small Animal Medicine Internship, 2013-2014
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2014-2017

CERTIFICATION

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2017

 

Erika de Papp, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. de Papp also performs laparoscopy, including laparoscopic liver biopsies, and is interested in canine and feline hepatic diseases. She has been working at Angell since 2000 and her special interests include gastrointestinal endoscopy, cystoscopy, endocrinology and hematologic disorders.

EDUCATION
Cornell University, DVM, 1995
Dartmouth College, BA, 1990

SPECIALTY TRAINING
University of Pennsylvania, Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, 1996-1998
University of Pennsylvania, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1995-1996

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), 1999

Jean Duddy, DVM

Dr. Duddy is one of the internal medicine staff who sees patients on a daily basis for both general medicine, such as vaccinations and wellness exams, and medical referrals for more complicated and chronic problems. Her areas of interest include endocrinology (feline hyperthyroidism, diabetes, parathyroid diseases) as well as geriatrics.

EDUCATION
Ohio State University, DVM, 1988
Ohio State University, BS, 1984

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Medicine, 1993-1995
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Medicine and Surgery, 1988-1989

Kirstin Johnson, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Johnson joined Angell in 2011 afer working at a specialty hospital in Westbury, NY. Her areas of clinical interest include laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures as well as immune-mediated, respiratory and renal disease. Dr. Johnson and her husband share their home with three cats,Lion-O and Farmer and Neffie, who she adopted from a shelter in Mississippi.

EDUCATION
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2005

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, 2006-2009
Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, 2005-2006

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), 2011

Shawn Kearns, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Kearns is a small animal internist at Angell with a particular interest in hematologic, immune mediated and infectious diseases. She also performs laparoscopy for liver biopsies and endoscopy for gastrointestinal disease. In addition, she has a special interest in interventional radiology procedures such as tracheal and urethral stenting, both of which are currently available at Angell. Dr. Kearns is the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency program.

EDUCATION
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, 2004-2006
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, 2003-2004

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2007

Evan Mariotti, DVM, Internal Medicine Resident (2016-2019)

Dr. Mariotti received his veterinary degree from Ohio State University before completing a small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center. After graduating, he remained at Angell as a resident for the Internal Medicine service.

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

Bryanna Beveridge, Internal Medicine Assistant

Bryanna graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, and a double minor in Biology and Zoology.  She began working at Angell with Dr. Crouse in Internal Medicine in July 2017, and assists with all aspects of appointments and procedures. She has been a competitive equestrian for over 15 years and has placed in NH Hunter-Jumper Finals and three day events, and she was on the Dressage Team at UVM. In her spare time, Bryanna enjoys spending time at the beach and skiing in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Melanie Flanagan, Internal Medicine Assistant

Shannon Thomas, CVT, Internal Medicine Technician

Shannon graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Music. After graduation she worked in higher education for a few years before returning to her passion of working with animals. Shannon starting working at Angell in 2008 as an attendant in the Critical Care Unit. Since then she has worked in the Inpatient Ward as well as in Boarding. In 2011 she transitioned to the Internal Medicine team and has since been working with Dr. de Papp. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in December 2014. When she is not at Angell she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and her dogs Piper and Archer.

Christie Kreider, CVT, Specialty Technician and Assistant Supervisor

Christie graduated in May 2016 with an Associate’s degree in Animal Health and Technology from San Diego Mesa College in California.   She joined Angell working in the Oncology department, and in December 2016 accepted a position in the Internal Medicine department, working with Dr. Maureen Carroll. Christie also became a Certified Veterinary Technician in December 2016.  She was promoted to Specialty Technician and Assistant Supervisor in Spring of 2017. Prior to working at Angell, Christie completed externships at the San Diego Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo, and Santa Barbara Zoo. She then gained small animal experience working in a specialty practice in California. Before to leaving California, Christie worked at Sea World, San Diego, CA for 7 years as a Senior Animal Trainer. Christie’s passion is working with and caring for animals through veterinary medicine.  Outside of work, Christie loves to spend time with her family and friends, including her adorable dog Chloie, exploring New England and trying new restaurants.

Britt Gustafson, CVT, Internal Medicine Technician

Britt joined the Angell team in  September 2011 as a Clinic Technician after graduating from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology with a degree in Veterinary Technology. In October of 2012, Britt transferred to the Internal Medicine team to work with Dr. Kirstin Johnson, assisting with appointments, endoscopy, ultrasounds and other procedures.  Before deciding to make helping animals a full time career she spent many years pet sitting as a second job.

Maureen Sweeney, Internal Medicine Assistant

Maureen graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2008. She began working at Angell with Dr. Brum in May of 2011 after working at a smaller practice on the South Shore for several years. She shares her home with her husband Patrick and their orange kitty Cooper, whom she adopted from the MSPCA adoption center shortly after starting at Angell.

Rachael Ouellette, Client Care Coordinator, Internal Medicine

Rachael joined Angell in January of 2015 and fulfilled her dream of combining her extensive client service background with her passion for animals. She began her work at our front desk as a Client Service Representative and moved to her current position as Client Care Coordinator with the Emergency/Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Cardiology services in May 2016. Rachael has always been surrounded by animals and, from a very young age, knew she was destined to work with them. In her free time, Rachael enjoys being in the company of friends and family and traveling, internationally and locally exploring her home city of Boston.

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