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

J. Lee Talbott, DVM, (Practice Limited to 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 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

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.

Marta van Camp, CVT, Oncology Technician Supervisor

Marta is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has been a member the Angell team since July of 2014. She’s originally from Ontario, Canada, where she completed her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009. Since her graduation, she has worked at several general practices and volunteered with a number of non-profit foster organizations and clinics, including the Merwin Memorial Free Clinic For Animals in Boston. Marta started in the Clinic department at Angell before moving to Oncology earlier this year. She enjoys being part of such an amazing interdisciplinary hospital that offers such great and diverse care to our furry friends. Marta lives with four rescued animals: her husband, two cats, Pepi and Pancake, and most recently, a sweet puppy named Nellie.

Devon Jantzen, Radiation Therapy Assistant

Devon has worked at Angell since 2012. Having been raised on a farm in a small town in Rhode Island, she was ingrained with a love of animals from a young age. Though her childhood was spent with everything from rabbits to pigs, Devon’s true passion was for horses. This led her to pursue an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Science with an understudy in Equine Science from Becker College in Worcester, MA. Throughout high school and college, Devon spent many hours volunteering and working at local animal shelters. Her fondness of domestic animals grew, and thus led her to her first job at Angell in the general medicine service. Devon now works alongside our radiation oncologist Dr. Kubicek in the oncology department as a Radiation Therapy Assistant. With her blue tick hound “Riley” and her husband Ben, Devon enjoys camping, horseback riding and being outdoors; her diva cats, “Peanut” and “Magnolia,” hold down the fort while they are away.

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.

Kate Paulsen, Oncology Attendant

Kate graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Maine, Orono. Prior to graduation, Kate worked with animals in several fields including boarding, grooming, and veterinary medicine. After graduation, Kate joined the Angell team in July of 2014 as a primary care attendant, where she helped care for pets that were boarding as well as those admitted to the hospital for medical care. Looking for a role where she could expand her knowledge and work more closely in patient care, she joined the Angell oncology team in February of 2015 as an oncology attendant. She currently lives with her two shih tzus Clifford and Toby, as well as her two cats Momma and Simba.

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.