Meet the Internal Medicine Team

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

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, Internal Medicine Resident (2014-2017)

Dr. Zachary Crouse completed his veterinary school training at Western University of Health Sciences in California. He did a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Angell from 2013-2014 and stayed on as an Internal Medicine resident. His interests include gastrointestinal disease, renal disease, and pulmonary disease. Dr. Crouse performs minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, including: endoscopy, cystoscopy, rhinoscopy, and laparoscopy. He also performs a variety of other procedures including fecal microbiota transplantation, placement of nasogastric and esophageal feeding tubes, and bronchoalveolar lavage.

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

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 after 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 shares her home with two cats, Farmer and Neffie, who she adopted from a shelter in Mississippi, and a dog named Poohberry (pictured here) who she adopted from a shelter in Los Angeles.

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

Laurie Monhait, DVM, Internal Medicine Resident (2013-2016)

Dr Monhait’s interests include renal disease, gastrointestinal disease and immune-mediated disease.  She also has an interest in hematology including anemias, coagulopathies, and transfusion medicine.

EDUCATION
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
Haverford College, B.A. 2006

SPECIALTY TRAINING
VCA Southshore Animal Hospital, Rotating Small Animal Internship 2011-2012
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Internal Medicine Specialty Internship 2012-2013

Shannon Boynton, Internal Medicine Assistant

Shannon graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a double major in 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 in the Critical Care Unit as an Attendant. Since then she has worked in Inpatient as well as in Boarding. In 2011 she began her work as an Internal Medicine Assistant for Dr. de Papp. She is currently working towards becoming a certified veterinary technician. When she is not at Angell she enjoys hanging out with her dog Roxie, photography, and cooking.

Kerri Christie, CVT, Internal Medicine Technician

Kerri has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2013.  She is a 2012 graduate of North Shore Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.  Before joining Angell’s Internal Medicine team in 2014 as Dr. Duddy’s technician, Kerri was a technician at a small animal practice in Lexington, MA as well as a volunteer at MSPCA’s Nevins Farm in Mathuen, MA.  When Kerri isn’t at Angell, she enjoys spending time with her feline friends: Roni and Snuggles.

Courtney Doyle, Internal Medicine Assistant

Courtney has been with Angell since January 2005 when she began working as an attendant in the Clinic. Courtney became a member of the Internal Medicine team in September 2005 and has been working with Dr. Shawn Kearns since August 2007. As an Internal Medicine assistant, Courtney takes detailed medical histories, performs diagnostic procedures such as blood collection and assisting with endoscopy, and assists Dr. Kearns with client communication and education. Courtney truly enjoys the relationships she develops with clients and their pets and excels at providing them with superior customer service to meet their individual needs. Courtney attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and earned a liberal arts degree in 2004. Outside of work, Courtney’s interests include hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends

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.

Elizabeth Ortiz, Internal Medicine Assistant

Elizabeth graduated from North Shore Community College in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from the Veterinary Technology program. Before graduation and until recently, she worked at a small animal practice as a veterinary assistant, receptionist and boarding assistant. Elizabeth joined the Angell team in March 2014, working as an Internal Medicine Assistant for Dr. Carroll. She is currently working on obtaining her certification as a veterinary technician (CVT credentials). When she is not at Angell, she enjoys youth leadership at her local church, spending time with family and friends, and Liturgical dance.

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.

Kathryn Bowen, Care Coordinator – Internal Medicine

Kathryn has been working with animals for five years. She took veterinary technician and animal behavior classes at North Shore Community College in 2011. She is passionate about animals and is a Pit Bull Advocate. Kathryn lives with her two Puerto Rican rescue dogs, Reese and Maya, and two shelter cats, Shovelpaw and Madmartigan. When she’s not indulging her love for animals, Kathryn enjoys her other passion, music, by playing piano and guitar.

Liz Henry, Internal Medicine Care Coordinator – (1st Shift)

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.