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Marianne Caron, DVM

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2020
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2020-2021

Jordana Fetto, DVM

Dr. Jordana Fetto grew up in New York City. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral neuroscience with a minor in psychology from Lehigh University. After taking time off to travel and volunteer, Dr. Fetto went on to earn her DVM degree from Tufts University in North Grafton, Massachusetts. She then completed an intensive year-long rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City followed by a specialty emergency/critical care internship at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital. Dr. Fetto enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, although she has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and trauma. In her spare time, Dr. Fetto enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and spending time with family. She is looking forward to learning how to sail on the Charles.

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011
Lehigh University, BS, 2008
Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2014-2015
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Specialty Emergency/Critical Care Internship, 2015-2016

Mina Gergis, DVM

Beni-Seuf University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Animal and Poultry Behaviour and Management, 2019
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2019-2020

Jessica Hamilton Seid, DVM

Dr. Hamilton grew up in Charleston, WV. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Minot State University in 2004. She earned her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University in 2008 and following that completed a year-long rotating internship at VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals outside of Chicago, IL. She has been working as an emergency doctor for the past 4 years at a specialty referral hospital and emergency center in Cincinnati, OH prior to relocating to the Boston area to be with her fiancé. Her special interests include surgery and trauma medicine.

North Carolina State University, DVM, 2008
Minot State University, BS, 2004
VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals rotating internship, 2009

Kate Hartzler, DVM

University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, 2020
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2020-2021

Sarah Klein, DVM

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, 2020
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2020-2021

Ashley Lockwood, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Ashley Lockwood grew up in north central Connecticut. She obtained a BS from Quinnipiac University in veterinary technology and worked for several years as a certified veterinary technician before obtaining her veterinary degree from Iowa State University in 2014. She then completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston in 2015 and continued at Angell to complete a three-year Emergency and Critical Care residency. After working for several years as an E/CC specialist on the Upper Cape, Dr. Lockwood is excited to join the collaborative and growing Angell West team in February of 2021. She has a special interest in trauma and metabolic emergencies. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Lockwood enjoys gardening, hiking, music festivals, stand up paddle boarding and other outdoor activities.

Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2014

Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency in Emergency & Critical Care, 2015-2018
Angell Animal Medical Center Rotating Internship 2014-2015

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2018

Amanda Lohin, DVM

Dr. Amanda Lohin grew up in the greater Boston area. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Michael’s College in 2003, after which she worked as a veterinary technician at a local primary care practice for several years. In 2010, Dr. Lohin moved to St. Kitts to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year of training at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in 2013, Dr. Lohin stayed at Tufts for another year to complete a small animal rotating internship. Dr. Lohin enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, although she has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, trauma and dentistry. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys hiking, running, biking or anything outdoors with her dogs.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Clinical Training, DVM, 2013
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
St. Michael’s College, BS, 2003
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Internship, 2013-2014

Courtney Peck, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Courtney Peck is originally from Massachusetts and graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She completed a 13 month rotating small animal internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston in 2004, and then spent 8 years as an emergency clinician at a large specialty and referral hospital in Seattle, WA. In 2012, Dr. Peck returned to Boston to pursue a residency in Emergency/Critical Care, which she completed in July 2015. Dr. Peck joined the Angell West team in Waltham in October 2015, where she continues to build a collaborative and progressive environment with the West team and clients. In addition, she has a special interest in advanced extracorporeal therapies such as hemodialysis and plasma exchange, both of which are now available at Angell Boston.  She is also the Internship Director for Angell West.  In her free time, Dr. Peck enjoys spending time with her two children.

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003
Hemodialysis Academy (on-line), University of California Davis, September 2018-September 2019
Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency in Emergency & Critical Care, 2012-2015
Angell Animal Medical Center Rotating Internship 2003-2004
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2016

Catherine (Caty) Sumner, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Sumner directs the Emergency and Critical Care service at MSPCA-Angell West. Dr. Sumner is a 2007 graduate of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She completed a one-year internship program at Angell, a three-year E/CC residency at Tufts, and then was a staff criticalist at Tufts VETS before joining MSPCA-Angell West. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2007
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and Tufts VETS, Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, 2008-2011
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2007-2008
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2012

Dan Carpenter, CVT, ECC Technician

Dan grew up in Attleboro, MA and attended Wheaton College in Norton, majoring in psychobiology. He interned at several zoos and a wildlife rehabilitation center. He served in AmeriCorps NCCC on the West coast before starting at his first veterinary clinic in California. He joined Angell in Boston in 2011, where he worked for several years before working in general practice for a couple years. He began at Angell West ER in 2017. He enjoys the variety that emergency medicine provides, and does his best to make his patients comfortable and alleviate fear during their stay. Outside of work, he and his girlfriend have a geriatric cat adopted from Boston and enjoys gaming.

Shelby Davenport, ECC Assistant

Shelbie has been with Angell West’s ECC department since 2017, she previously worked as an Emergency and critical care technician at another large hospital and took a hiatus to pursue her career in horse training, competing and managing several large equine facilities across the state. Shelbie came back to the veterinary medicine world because it has always been her passion even when she was not actively working as a Technician she still found herself reading, learning, thinking about past cases and wanting to come back to ECC. Shelbie loves all species that walk through the door and has experience owning large animals, reptiles, small animals and pocket pets. She finds interesting and complex cases invigorating and is always ready to meet challenges head on. Her interests include horse shows, dog shows, heavily advocating for preservationist breeders of well-bred purebred dogs, also the importance of adopting from reputable rescues and the importance of ethical and responsible breeding as a means to combat the overpopulation of homeless and unhealthy pets. Shelbie loves spending time with her family, riding her horses, teaching her young son Logan all about animals and their care, hiking and hanging out with her beloved English Springer Spaniel Jake, wood-working, fishing, going to her church, hiking and watching/playing hockey…and of course..working!!!

Victoria Grilli, CVT, ECC Technician

Victoria graduated from Mount Ida College in 2016 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Victoria has been working in the Emergency and Critical Care department at Angell West since 2018. During her spare time, she enjoys hiking in the woods with her dog and working on various art projects.

Bucky Jungers, ECC Clinic Attendant

Bucky grew up around Saint Louis, MO. Their passion for animals developed when they were 12, volunteering at a local animal shelter. From there, they worked at a few different rescues, vets, and boarding facilities. They attended Southeast Missouri State University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agribusiness: Animal Science. For their internship, they moved to MA and worked for Zoo New England at both Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo. In December of 2019, Bucky applied at Angell and began working in January of 2020. Their dog, Mick, has been with them through it all. He is an 8 ½ year old rescue who is always smiling and wiggling his tail.  In their spare time, Mick and Bucky enjoy exploring what New England has to offer.

Aleia McWalter, ECC Clinic Attendant

Aleia joined the Angell West team in December 2019. While currently enrolled in online school with Penn Foster, she loves being able to already be working in this field as she pursues becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. Aleia quickly learned how much she enjoys the fast pace, variety of cases, and learning opportunities the ECC has to offer. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking then taking long naps with her rescue dog Chester and family dog Cammie.

Vasia Murphy, CVT, ECC Technician

Vasia graduated with a dual degree from Becker College with concentrations in Veterinary Technology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Vasia has been at Angell West since October of 2019 and has loved every second of it. When not at work, Vasia likes spending time with her 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Jack, and rescued puppy, Leland (Leo). They love to hike and find little rivers and beaches to swim at. Even when not working, Vasia enjoys researching any interesting, new veterinary cases that come into the hospital to further understand veterinary medicine.

Jessica Murr, Clinic Attendant

Jess has had a love for animals since she can remember.  Working in the ECC department has become something she loves since every day is always different. She is certified as a veterinary assistant, but would eventually like to work towards being a technician. When she am not working, she enjoys baking and being around family. She live with her mom and twin brother, along with her two cats Ash and Tigger, and her long haired miniature dachshund Pippin.

Alexis Pena, ECC Assistant

Lexi graduated with a degree in Biology from UMass Amherst in 2018. She had a wide variety of jobs that contributed to her passion for animals. She began working at Angell West in 2019 as an attendant and loved it so much she began her training to become an assistant. She has developed a wide range of knowledge and skills since starting and  especially loves handling our exotic friends. She has two snakes of her own and enjoys sharing and educating people about them. Lexi loves being able to continue to learn new skills and discover new passions in the field of veterinary medicine. She enjoys the challenging aspects of critical cases and never knowing what her shift is going to be like! Lexi spends some of her free time working for a fishing analysis company on the coast. Lexi recently adopted a Great Dane puppy and  they enjoy hiking and do lots of training together. He is a goober and she hopes to get him a little brother one day!

Lauren Rae, CVT, ECC Technician

Lauren started her career in veterinary science at UMass Amherst as a PreVet student. While in school she worked as an assistant at animal shelter and started developing her skills as a technician. She graduated from college in 2017 and started her journey to becoming a CVT. She began veterinary technician college and working at  VCA Westborough, where she gained experience with general medicine and surgery. Seeking to further her education, Lauren found the Angell West Emergency and Critical Care Department, where she continues to blossom as a CVT. She enjoys the challenge of complex cases, and the thrill of not knowing what will come through the door. When not caring for patients, Lauren loves spending time with her cat Moe, keeping active, and baking cookies to enjoy and share!

Wendy Robberson, CVT, Technician Supervisor

Wendy Robberson started her career working with animal as a kennel worker at an animal hospital in her home town in 2003. She quickly realized that she wanted to become a veterinary technician and with 3 years’ experience in the veterinary field was able to pass the Veterinary Technicians National Exam and obtain her CVT license. She has since worked in practice’s ranging from general practice to 24 hour emergency facilities in roles from room technician to leading surgery/anesthesia teams. She joined our Angell West team as an overnight emergency technician in 2016 and is now the technician supervisor for the West team which includes the Emergency, specialties and Physical Rehabilitation staff.

She is a proud mom to 2 human children and too many furred, finned and scaled to mention.

Sal Tuzzo, MLAS, CVT, Technician Manager

Sal joined Angell as a primary care attendant after completion of his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Roger Williams University. He quickly gained on-the-job training and was promoted across the technician levels to Inpatient Service Supervisor. Sal departed Angell to pursue a Master’s degree in Laboratory Animal Science from Drexel University and returned in 2011 as one of the Inpatient Services Supervisors. In 2013, Sal joined the Oncology team as the Oncology Supervisor. After serving as the Oncology Supervisor for the last year, Sal transitioned to Angell West to the position of Technician Manager.  He is responsible for training, organizing and managing the Angell West technician team to provide the highest level of care.  

Sal’s animal companions are Psymon, a 7-year-old Labrador cross, Bumper, a 6-year-old orange cat who lost his eyes in a car accident, Shakespeare, a 16-year-old white cat with heart disease, and Wallie, a 2-year-old doppelganger of Shakespeare.  Sal has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2010 and is a member of the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association.

Billie Salyers, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Billie lives in Plymouth, MA with her 2 little poodles (Odie and Minnie) and 2 cats (Trey, a fluffy white boy, and Skeeter, a rare orange girl). After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2007 from Eastern Illinois University, she worked for 3 years in the clinic of a cat shelter in Chicago. She then got a job working for an emergency and specialty animal hospital, and while there, was convinced to go back to school to become a certified veterinary technician (CVT). While in school she completed two externships in wildlife clinics, including the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, MA. She graduated in 2014 and passed the VTNE that summer. A job opening at the Cape Wildlife Center presented a chance for new experiences, and she relocated to Massachusetts. She worked for almost two years in wildlife medicine at the Cape Wildlife Center as their only CVT. She made a return to emergency medicine when she started at Angell-West in April of 2016. Billie has a soft spot for senior cats and wants to do more hospice care in the future.

Sam Sheehan, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Sam spent the first twelve years of her life in Dracut, Massachusetts, and has since lived in Derry, New Hampshire. She is a graduate from the University of New Hampshire’s class of 2015. Sam has always had a soft spot for those in need, and originally attended school to become a registered nurse. Halfway through her studies, she decided to change her patients from people to animals. During her senior year of college, she completed two internships in veterinary medicine. One was at a smaller hospital that was mainly focused on general medicine, the other at a bigger, emergency hospital. Having the chance to see these two sides of veterinary medicine, Sam decided she wanted to stay with emergency medicine due to its variance and intensive nature. After graduating, Sam accepted the position as an E/CC technician at Angell West in December 2015.

When she is not at work, Sam enjoys spending time with her family and their two Yorkshire Terriers, Teddi and Duncan. She also has a large extended family (including her grandmother, two aunts, four uncles, 20 cousins, and eight family dogs), all of whom she sees on an almost-weekly basis!

Melanie Bauer, Client Care Specialist

Melanie joined the Angell West team in December of 2017 and graduated from Fitchburg State with a degree in biology and chemistry earlier that same year. She always had a passion for helping animals and was the reason for going on to college. She enjoys dog training, particularly with working breeds, and frequently works with her own. Her Siberian Husky, Kou, loves it when they travel or go hiking together, especially in new places.

Rebecca Bessa, Client Care Specialist

Rebecca joined the Angell team in August 2020. She loves the fast pace of an emergency hospital and getting to see different cases every day. She is a graduate from Framingham State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and went on to get her Master’s Degree at Lasell College in Public Relations. When she’s not at work most of her time is devoted to her two yorkies, Daisy and Dexter.

Ashley Bingham, Lead Client Care Specialist

Ashley had her first experience with MSPCA Angell in 2010 as a Nevins Farm Volunteer. In 2017 she joined the Angell West team as a Client Care Specialist and has been in the lead role since 2019. Having always had a passion for animals, Ashley enjoys the fast pace of the ER where you get to see something new every day. She spends her free time with her two Neapolitan Mastiffs Kovu and Kiara and her family’s senior lab Kola.

Kristy Drauschke, Client Care Specialist

Kristy is entering her 3rd year working as a Client Care Specialist at Angell West. Before working at Angell, Kristy spent many years working as an educator, with particular interests in environmental science and marine biology. She has a BA in biology from the University of Maine at Machias and an M.Sc. in shellfish biology, fisheries, and culture from the University of Wales, Bangor. Not surprisingly, many of her hobbies and favorite activities revolve around the ocean, such as tide-pooling and shell collecting. Her other interests include playing with her cat Maggie and guinea pig Pete, listening to music, and knitting.

Belinda Vennart, Overnight Clinic Attendant

Belinda joined the Angell West team in March 2019. In addition to working at Angell, Belinda has also been an Animal Control Officer for over 10 years. Belinda resides with her husband, her 3 rescue dogs Lucy, Ted, and Lucifer, her cat Magoo, and her 35 pound Tortoise.

Katie Wepsic, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Katie has been a veterinary technician for over 15 years. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Vermont in 2000. Katie began working as a dog trainer as well as at a general practice outside of Burlington, VT. Her dog training job included daily 2 hour hikes in the woods of the Green Mountains with 10-15 off leash boarding dogs. This was her favorite part of the job! Her veterinary interests included assisting with acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine examinations, dental prophylaxis, and surgery. After earning her certification as a veterinary technician in 2006 she moved to Woodstock, VT and continued working as a tech in a general practice. Katie’s husband started graduate school in Boston in 2008 so she moved to Jamaica Plain, MA and started working at MSPCA-Angell Boston in the inpatient services department. Here, Katie developed her love of emergencies and nursing the critical care patient. She continued to work full-time as a tech until having her daughter in 2013. Katie was happy to join the team at MSPCA-Angell West and looks forward to learning new skills.


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