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 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

Alyssa Przydrozny, DVM

Dr. Alyssa Przydrozny grew up in Syracuse, NY. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. From there she moved to the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada and obtained her DVM from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Her clinical year of veterinary school was completed at Washington State University. She then completed a year-long intensive rotating internship at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists in California. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, live music, spending time with family and friends, and taking care of her Pomeranian named Chloe, and Maine Coon named Max.

Education:
St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada, DVM, 2016
Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Year, 2015-2016

Specialty Training:
VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2016-2017
Angell Animal Medical Center, Oncology Specialty Internship, 2017-2018

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 Supervisor

Marta is a Certified Veterinary Technician who first joined the Angell team in July of 2014, shortly after moving to Boston from Canada. She completed her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009 in Ontario, and has worked at several general practices since then.  Marta joined the Oncology team in April of 2015, and has loved getting to know our amazing patients and clients.  Marta shares her home with her four favourite animals; her cats Pepi and Pancake, her dog Nellie, and her husband Tony.

Amy Przybyla, CVT, Radiation Anesthesia Technician

Amy brings over ten years of Veterinary experience to the Oncology team.  She works closely with our Anesthesiologists, and Dr. Kubicek, to provide a customized anesthetic protocol for your pet.  Your pet’s comfort and safety are her first priority, therefore she also relies on feedback from our clients to be able to adjust protocols as needed throughout the treatment process. Amy originally joined Angell in 2015 as an Anesthesia Technician.  During a rotation in the Radiation department a year later, she fell in love with our patients, and the specialized care that we provide them.  Shortly after she became a permanent member of our team.  Amy lives in Allston with her husband, and their two cats; Elver and Chowdah. In her free time she enjoys most of what life has to offer, particularly any activity that gets her out in nature.

Jenna Govette, CVT, Oncology Supervisor

Jenna joined the Oncology team at Angell as a Certified Veterinary Technician in July 2016. Originally from Michigan, she graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in veterinary technology. She worked in equine medicine for 2 years before moving to Boston in 2016 with her cat, Diablo.

Cori Godfrey, Oncology Assistant

Cori joined the Angell Oncology team in November 2016 and was previously part of the Angell Dermatology team as well as the General Medicine team since 2013. Cori is originally from Connecticut where she worked as a technician at an Emergency Animal Hospital before moving to Boston in 2012. She is going to school online through Penn Foster in their Veterinary Technician course and plans on becoming a CVT shortly after graduation in 2017. After completing a 6 month hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2016, Cori enjoys being outdoors as much as possible and cuddling with her two cats in her spare time.

Laura Rottenberk, Oncology Assistant

Laura grew up in Oswego, New York and graduated from Northeastern University in May 2016 with a bachelors degree in Biology. She previously worked at the Sterling Impression Animal Rehabilitation Center of New England as an intern and currently works part time at Brookline Animal Hospital as a technician. She joined the team here at Angell in August 2016 and plans to attend veterinary school in the fall of 2017.

James Mancino, Oncology Attendant

James assists the oncology team with both radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Before working in oncology, James was an attendant for inpatient services helping to care for hospitalized and healthy boarding animals. Now, as part of the oncology team, James’ responsibilities include monitoring and providing general care for patients during their treatments as well as during their recovery. He is also in charge of properly handling patients to ensure that they are as safe and comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. His most vital contribution is reaching items on the top shelf.

Todd Daniels, Client Care Coordinator, Oncology

Todd began working at Angell in December of 2011 after working for over eleven years as a manager and diving instructor at a scuba diving store. Todd began his work with us as a Primary Care Attendant, he then moved on to work as a Critical Care Unit Attendant and an Inpatient Assistant before taking his current role in June of 2016. Todd joined the Client Care Coordinator team to work with the Surgery, Oncology, and General Medicine services.  In his spare time, Todd still enjoys scuba diving and teaching new diving students.  He also enjoys spending time with his two “kids,” a Black Lab named Jack and a Bassett Hound named Sarge.  Todd is a hopeless television-aholic and does not plan to seek treatment.

Stacey Escalante, Client Care Coordinator, Oncology

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 Avian/Exotics and Oncology teams. In January of 2015, Stacey assumed her current role as Client Care Coordinator for the Avian/Exotic and Oncology services.

Megan Bliss, Oncology Secretary

Megan grew up in Boulder, Colorado and began working with animals in her teens at a pet store specializing in exotic animals. Megan has spent years learning about animal husbandry and medical care, beginning her career in emergency animal medicine in 1999. In 2007, Megan moved to Massachusetts and worked at an emergency specialty hospital as client care supervisor. She became a certified as a Pet Loss and Bereavement Counselor in 2013 through the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Megan joined the Angell team in February 2015 as a Client Liaison and took on her current role of Oncology and Avian/Exotic Secretary in March of 2016. She is delighted to be a part of such an historical organization and lives with one boyfriend, and two cats named Shaman and Shpilkes. She loves singing, playing guitar, writing/reading, and scary movies.

To make an appointment with or refer a client to the Oncology service please call Megan at 617 541-5136.