Meet the Neurology Team

Rob Daniel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Angell-Boston and MSPCA-Angell West, Waltham

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.


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


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

Michele James, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

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.

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

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

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

Allen Sisson, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Dr. Allen Sisson is a board-certified veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon. He focuses on diagnosing and treating all types of disorders that affect the nervous system such as seizure disorders, spinal cord disorders causing neck and back pain or paralysis, inflammation of the nervous system such as encephalitis and meningitis, and peripheral nerve and muscle disorders such as myasthenia gravis, polyneuropathies and polymyostis. He performs surgery to remove brain and spinal tumors, resolve paralysis caused by intervertebral disc herniation, and stabilize spinal instability disorders such as wobbler syndrome. Dr. Sisson uses electrodiagnostics to help identify and properly treat peripheral nerve and muscle disorders such as cauda equina syndrome and polyradiculoneuritis.


Colorado State University, MS, 1990
Ohio State University, DVM, 1978

Specialty Training

Colorado State University, Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery, 1987-1990


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Veterinary Neurology), 1993

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.

Cortney Otolo, Neurology Assistant

Cortney graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences in May 2009.  She joined the team in September 2009, as a surgery assistant before becoming an anesthesia assistant in Angell’s Surgery Department.  Following many years of anesthetizing cases, she developed an interest in working more closely with neurologic cases and began working with Dr. Sisson in August 2014.  Outside of Angell Cortney is an avid fitness enthusiast (lifting/powerlifting) and enjoys cooking, hiking, and traveling.

Lisa Canale, Neurology Secretary

Lisa started here at Angell in 1984. She has played many roles in the client services area of the hospital from cashier, front office supervisor to hospital supervisor. Lisa is happy to say she is now the secretary for the Neurology/PainMedicine services at the Angell Animal Medical Center. She schedules our Neurology appointments and is responsible for answering client questions about their pet’s conditions.

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