Meet the Oncology Team

Lyndsay Kubicek, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology)

Dr. Kubicek specializes in cancers treated with radiation therapy with an emphasis on maintaining good quality of life for patients. Prior to joining Angell, Dr. Kubicek developed the radiation program at the University of Florida where she was a clinical assistant professor and the University’s first radiation oncologist. Dr. Kubicek leads Angell’s radiation therapy program. Angell’s radiation therapy options include palliative and definitive therapies using photon and electron beams. Dr. Kubicek is an advocate of proactive pain control and has extensive training in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). IMRT minimizes side effects by sculpting the radiation treatment beam to the exact size and dimensions of the tumor. SRS delivers high doses of radiation using a precise beam to the site of the tumor. The high dosage allows for fewer treatment sessions (3 or 4 instead of 18-20). Beyond the technology, Dr. Kubicek loves working in oncology because of the relationships she builds with clients and patients. She also relishes Angell’s interdisciplinary approach to helping patients.

EDUCATION

Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada, DVM, 2008
Northeastern University, BS in Medical Laboratory Science, 2004

SPECIALTY TRAINING

University of Wisconsin, Residency in Radiation Oncology, 2010-2012
University of Wisconsin, Oncology Clinical Trial Internship, 2009-2010
University of Wisconsin, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2008-2009

CERTIFICATION

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology), 2013

Mairin Miller, DVM

Dr. Miller joined Angell in 2016 after completing her oncology residency at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from St. George’s University, St. George, Grenada in 2010 and completed a rotating internship at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She spent a year as an oncology clinical research intern at the University of Wisconsin from 2011-2012 followed by an Oncology internship at the Colorado State University, School of Veterinary Medicine from 2012-2013. Dr. Miller is excited about working in conjunction with the other specialties at Angell, especially surgery and radiation therapy, to provide her patients with the most advanced and comprehensive care. Due to her background in clinical trials, she also maintains an interest in clinical research and the advancement of both veterinary and human oncology. She is specifically interested in the use of novel chemotherapeutics, combination chemotherapy, and innovative treatments such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

EDUCATION

St. George’s University, St. George, Grenada, DVM, 2010
Clemson University, BS, 2004

SPECIALTY TRAINING

Oncology Residency, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, 2016
Oncology Internship, Colorado State University, School of Veterinary Medicine, 2013
Oncology Clinical Research Internship, University of Wisconsin, 2012
Small Animal Rotating Internship, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2011

J. Lee Talbott, DVM, DACVIM (Medical Oncology)

Dr. Talbott earned her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 followed by a small animal rotating internship in Denver, Colorado at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital from 2011-2012. Dr. Talbott received advanced training in medical oncology at the University of Florida, as part of a comprehensive oncology department that combined the use of surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists – one of only two academic training programs in the U.S. to offer this type of oncologic training. Dr. Talbott was board certified in medical oncology in 2016 and is passionate about collaborating with Angell’s team of specialists in order to use a multi-modal cancer treatment approach including immunotherapy, optimized nutrition, acupuncture and integrative medical therapies for pain management and palliation, in addition to traditional treatments utilizing chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. It is an exciting time to be in the field of veterinary oncology especially with the advancement of molecularly targeted drug therapy for treatment of cancer in our companion animals.

EDUCATION
Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
Pennsylvania State University, BS in Animal Sciences, 2004

SPECIALTY TRAINING
University of Florida, Residency in Medical Oncology, 2012-2015
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2011-2012

CERTIFICATION

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 2016

Chelsea del Alcazar, VMD

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 2015

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2015-2016

Cherylann Sullivan, Board Certified Radiation Therapist

Cherylann Sullivan is a board certified radiation therapist who joined the Oncology team at Angell in September of 2012. She graduated from Laboure College with an Associate’s Degree in Radiation Therapy. Prior to her work at Angell, Cheryl gained over 20 years of experience in human-based radiation oncology centers working with the most innovative and advanced technology in the field. She was looking for a change and a challenge which is what brought her to our Oncology team. Cheryl’s compassion and kindness towards people is a great comfort to the clients that bring their pets to Angell to receive radiation therapy. She has found a great sense of contentment and happiness working with the animals and their families.

Alana Melton, Oncology Assistant

Alana joined the Oncology team at Angell as an attendant in December of 2012. Originally from Los Angeles, she graduated from Vassar College in 2009 with a degree in art history. After spending some time in scientific publishing and volunteering at the MSPCA’s Nevins Farm in Methuen, MA, Alana decided to pursue a career path more suitable for a true animal lover. She is now thrilled that she no longer has to worry about showing up to work covered in cat hair. Alana lives with Avogadro the tuxedo cat, and misses dearly her family mutts Molly and Finnegan, though she takes comfort in knowing they can sunbathe year-round back in California.

Stacey Escalante, Oncology Client Care Coordinator

Stacey graduated from the University of Southern California in 2009 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. After moving to Boston from California in January 2012, Stacey joined Angell as a client liaison, before becoming Secretary for the Angell Oncology and Avian/Exotics teams. In January of 2015, Stacey assumed her current role as Client Care Coordinator for the Oncology and Avian/Exotic services.