Meet the Pain and Palliative Care Team


Certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture

Dr. Moses leads the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Angell. Dr. Moses is board certified in internal medicine and was a senior clinician in Angell’s Emergency and Critical Care service for 12 years. She has received advanced training in both human and veterinary pain medicine. This combination of training and experience enables Dr. Moses to manage complex cases requiring simultaneous treatment of multiple medical problems. As a result of the training, the Pain and Palliative Care Service is modeled after pain clinics created at human hospitals. Dr. Moses has also been trained and certified in veterinary medical acupuncture. She is an elected member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management Board of Directors and lectures at many national conferences.

In addition to her clinical work, she is a bioethicist conducting research on veterinary ethics. Dr. Moses has over 15 years experience in Angell’s Emergency/Critical Care and Anesthesia departments and was one of the original members of Angell’s ECC team.

Under her direction, the Pain and Palliative Care Service provides advanced assessment of both chronic and acute pain and manages treatments accordingly. This includes multiple types of drug therapy, nerve blocks and other forms of local anesthesia for surgical and cancer pain, acupuncture and trigger point therapy and recommendations for physical therapy and lifestyle changes.


University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD, 1993


Colorado State University/CVMA-Fort Collins, Co. Training and Certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture, 2007
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Internal Medicine, 1994-1996
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1993-1994


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2004
Certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture, 2008

Ellen Burke, Pain and Palliative Care Assistant

Ellen began at Angell during a Diagnostic Imaging externship in 2014 while studying as an undergraduate at Northeastern University. She rejoined the Diagnostic Imaging team in 2015 and then in early 2017 began working in the MSPCA adoption center next door, helping to care for and rehome shelter animals. She began working with Dr. Lisa Moses in the Pain and Palliative Care Department in September 2017 after discovering a passion for pain medicine and end-of-life care. Outside of work, Ellen enjoys spending time outdoors as well as the company of family, friends, and her two cats, One Dot and Middy.

Lisa Canale, Pain and Palliative Care 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.

Lisa Canale is here Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. To make an appointment with or to refer a client to the Pain Medicine service, please call Lisa Canale at 617 541-5140 or email us at

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