Meet the Neurology Team

Rob Daniel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Dr. Rob Daniel became board-certified in Veterinary Neurology with the American College of Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in July 2014. He completed his Residency in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri in 2014 and was awarded a Resident Research Award at the 2014 ACVIM Conference in Nashville, Tennessee that same year. He completed a Veterinary Medical and Surgical Internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre in Toronto, Ontario in 2011. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2010 and graduated with distinction. He earned his B.Sc. (Honour) in Genetics from the University of Western, Ontario in 2006 and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List. Dr Daniel is a member in good standing with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Dr Daniel is now proud to call Boston his home along with his wife and daughter. His passion in veterinary neurology is in contributing to the strong bond between pets and their owners through providing medical and/or surgical expertise in the field of veterinary neurology. Special interests for Dr Daniel within his field include short- and long-term seizure management, muscle and nerve diseases and neurosurgical procedures including those for intervertebral disc disease and degenerative lumbosacral stenosis.

Education

Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guleph, DVM, 2010
University of Western, Ontario, BSc (Honours), 2006

Specialty Training

College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Residency in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2011-2014
Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Veterinary Medical and Surgical Internship, 2011

Certification

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), 2014

Michele James, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Angell-Boston and MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Michele James joined Angell in 2016 after completing her neurology residency at the University of Florida.  She received her degree in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University in 2011 and completed a rotating internship at the University of Georgia in 2012 and a neurology internship at Canada West Veterinary Specialists in 2013. She has a special interest in neurosurgery, seizures, neuromuscular disease, and meningoencephomyelitis. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, and outdoor sports. She shares her home with two dogs, Jefe and Yoda, and a lizard, Priscilla.

EDUCATION
Michigan State University, DVM, 2011University of Miami, BS, 2007

SPECIALTY TRAINING
University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Neurology Residency, 2016
Canada West Veterinary Specialists, Neurology Internship, 2013
University of Georgia, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2012

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), 2016

Jennifer Michaels, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Angell-Boston and MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

Dr. Jennifer Michaels completed her pre-veterinary training at Colorado State University, majoring in biological sciences and graduating with honors, and obtained her veterinary degree with honors from Texas A&M University in 2012. She completed a small animal rotating internship in 2013 followed by a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 2016, both at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Michaels became board-certified in Veterinary Neurology with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in July 2016.

Dr. Michaels has a passion for client, veterinary technician, and veterinarian education. Within the field of veterinary neurology, she has a special interest in neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, and seizure management. Born and raised in Houston, TX, Dr. Michaels is excited to join the team at Angell and to call Boston home. In her free time, Dr. Michaels likes to read, play the cello, and travel with her husband Martin and their dog Primrose.

Education
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2012
Colorado State University, BS, 2008

Specialty Training
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Residency in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2013 – 2016
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2013

Certification
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), 2016

Kady Marino, Neurology Assistant

Kady Marino graduated from Roger Williams University in 2008 with Bachelor’s degrees in Marine Biology and Chemistry.  Throughout college she volunteered at local animal shelters and helped maintain feral cat colonies, and after graduation she started her career at an emergency and specialty small-animal practice north of Boston.  While gaining experience as a technician in Emergency/Critical Care, Ophthalmology, and Neurology services, Kady volunteered with the New England Aquarium Rescue and Rehabilitation department. After five years, she decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Marine Mammal Science from the University of St Andrews.  Kady is excited to have joined the Angell team in 2016 as a Neurology Assistant. When she’s not at Angell she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with her two playful cats, Lance and Georgie.

Jeanne David-Lee, Client Care Coordinator, Neurology

Originally a client of Angell’s Cardiology Service, Jeanne was so impressed with the level of care and compassion she received, she knew she would love to work here. She volunteered at our adoption center until accepting a position as a Client Liaison in 2010. Jeanne later assumed the role of Client Care Coordinator with our General Medicine  and Neurology services in March of 2013. She has over 15 years of experience in client service, which when combined with her love for all animals, makes her a perfect fit for her role. She shares her home with her two dogs; Diesel, a Doberman, and Gisele, a Pit Bull that she adopted from our shelter.

Lisa Canale, Neurology Secretary

Lisa started working at Angell in 1984. She has played many roles in the client services areas of the hospital from cashier to front office supervisor, to hospital supervisor. In 1998, Lisa took on her current role as the specialty secretary for the Neurology and Pain Medicine services at the Angell.  Lisa loves being outdoors enjoying nature, whether in the garden or just relaxing with her pups, Lola & Jett.  Lisa especially enjoys the summer months when she can watch the hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees that she has attracted to her yard with the many perennials she has planted.

To make an appointment with or refer a client to the Neurology service please call Lisa at 617 541-5140.