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Catherine (Caty) Sumner, DVM, DACVECC-SA
Dr. Sumner directs the Emergency and Critical Care service at MSPCA-Angell West. Dr. Sumner is a 2007 graduate of the 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 SPECIALTY TRAINING
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 CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2012
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 is interested in soft tissue surgery and trauma. Dr. Fetto enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and spending time with family in her spare time. 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, DVM, 2019
SPECIALTY TRAINING Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2019-2020
Jessica Hamilton Seid, DVM
Dr. Hamilton grew up in Charleston, WV. Before relocating to the Boston area to be with her fiancé, she worked as an emergency doctor at a specialty referral hospital and emergency center in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Hamilton earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Minot State University in 2004 and later obtained her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University in 2008 before completing a year-long rotating internship at VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals outside of Chicago, IL. Her special interests include surgery and trauma medicine.
North Carolina State University, DVM, 2008
Minot State University, BS, 2004
SPECIALTY TRAINING VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals rotating internship, 2009
Amanda Hirschman, DVM
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2023
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2023-2024
Ashley Lockwood, DVM, DACVECC-SA
Dr. Ashley Lockwood grew up in North Central Connecticut. She obtained a BS from Quinnipiac University in veterinary technology and worked as a certified veterinary technician for several years before getting 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 as an E/CC specialist on the Upper Cape for several years, 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. Dr. Lockwood enjoys gardening, hiking, music festivals, stand-up paddle boarding, and other outdoor activities outside of the hospital.
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
CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2018
Caroline Loftus, BVM&S
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, BVM&S, 2023
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Internship, 2023-2024
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.
EDUCATION Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Clinical Training, DVM, 2013
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
St. Michael’s College, BS, 2003
SPECIALTY TRAINING Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Internship, 2013-2014
Aiden Masri, DVM
Dr. Masri grew up in Berkeley, California. They received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of California, Davis, in 2021. They went on to earn their veterinary degree at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where they graduated in the class of 2021. They completed a one-year rotating internship at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a one-year specialty internship in Zoological Medicine at the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth. Their special interests include avian and exotic medicine. In their free time, they enjoy cooking and baking, creating artwork, caring for houseplants, and spending time with their caique parrot.
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2021
University of California, Davis, BS, 2012
Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022
VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital, Zoological Medicine Specialty Internship, 2022-2023
Courtney Peck, DVM, DACVECC-SA
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 eight 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. She is also the Internship Director for Angell West. In addition, she has a special interest in advanced extracorporeal therapies such as hemodialysis and plasma exchange, both of which are available at Angell Boston. Dr. Peck enjoys spending time with her two children in her free time.
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003 SPECIALTY TRAINING
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 CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2016
Lena Seegars, DVM
Dr. Lena Seegars grew up just north of New York City. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Syracuse University in 2017. She went on to earn her veterinary degree at Tufts University and then completed a one-year rotating internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth, MA. Her special interests include avian and exotic medicine, high-quality, low-cost medicine, and abdominal surgery. When not working, she enjoys rock climbing, biking, dance classes, and spending time with her mischief cat and her two energetic mini-lop rabbits.
EDUCATION Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM, 2021
Syracuse University, BS, 2013 SPECIALTY TRAINING Angell Animal Medical Center, Avian & Exotic Specialty Internship, 2022-2023 VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital, Rotating Internship, 2021-2022
Ann Marie, Lead ECC Technician, CVT
Ann Marie graduated from Mount Ida College in 1987 with a BS in Veterinary Technology and started with Angell in 1993. She has held several positions over the years but most recently came to Angell-West in January 2021 as a lead emergency critical care technician. She shares her home with a young at heart Beagle, a young Lab, and a sketchy cat. She enjoys doing agility with her beagle Baloo in her free time.
Samantha, CVT, Lead ECC Technician
Sam graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s Veterinary Technology program in 2015. While in the program, she completed an internship at an emergency hospital in New Hampshire and found a passion for emergency and critical care. She quickly started working at Angell West in December 2015 and became a lead technician in the E/CC department in February 2019. She enjoys the challenge of caring for highly intensive cases and teaching her fellow technicians the hows and why’s of caring for these patients. When she is not at Angell West, Sam enjoys reading, photography, and spending time at home with her two ferrets.
Victoria, 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. She enjoys hiking in the woods with her dog and working on various art projects during her spare time.
Raisa, CVT, ECC Technician
Raisa has been at the MSPCA-Angell since March 2019 but started at Angell West in January 2022. She went to the New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island and then received her CVT in Massachusetts. She worked as an attendant at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island for two years during school before joining Angell Boston as an inpatient nurse. She enjoys taking care of all her pets (cat, two tarantulas, leopard gecko, and corn snake) and going on road trips/traveling.
Wendy, CVT, Technician Manager
Wendy started her career as a kennel worker at an animal hospital in her hometown in 2003. She quickly realized that she wanted to become a veterinary technician and, with three years of experience in the veterinary field, was able to pass the Veterinary Technicians National Exam and obtain her CVT license. She has since worked in practices 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, including the Emergency, specialties, and Physical Rehabilitation staff. She is a proud mom to two human children and too many furred, finned, and scaled children to mention.
Kelsey, Client Care Specialist
Kelsey joined Angell West in May of 2023. Kelsey graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2021 with a BS in Psychology and a BS in Criminal Justice. Before joining Angell West, she worked in law. Although, she has always loved animals. She has grown up around dogs her whole life, specifically labs. She is a pet owner herself and has a cat named Kiki and two guinea pigs named S’mores and Goldie. In her spare time, she loves to read and cuddle with her cat or spend time with her friends and family.
Kelsey, Client Care Specialist
Kelsey started at Angell West in May 2023. She previously worked in client services for a local credit union for two years. Kelsey has always had a love for animals and recently became a fur mom to her German Shepherd dog Beau. In her free time, Kelsey and Beau like to listen to Taylor Swift, hike, swim, and go camping.
Billie, CVT, ECC Technician
Billie lives in Plymouth, MA, with her two little poodles (Odie and Minnie) and two 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 three 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 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 returned to emergency medicine when she started at Angell-West in April 2016. Billie has a soft spot for senior cats and wants to do more hospice care in the future.
Katie, CVT, ECC Technician
Katie has been a veterinary technician for more than 15 years. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Vermont in 2000, Katie worked as a dog trainer and at a general practice outside of Burlington, VT. Her dog training job included two-hour daily hikes in the woods of the Green Mountains with ten to15 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 general practice. In 2008, Katie’s husband started graduate school in Boston, so she moved to Jamaica Plain, MA, and worked at the 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 the MSPCA-Angell West and looks forward to learning new skills.
Aleia, ECC Clinical Assistant
Aleia joined the Angell West team in December 2019. Aleia quickly learned how much she enjoys the fast pace, variety of cases, and learning opportunities the ECC offers. While currently enrolled in online school with Penn Foster, she loves already working in this field as she pursues becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. She enjoys hiking and taking long naps with her rescue dog Chester and family dog, Cammie, outside of work.
Shelbie, ECC Clinical 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. She took a hiatus to pursue her career in horse training, competing and managing several large equine facilities across the state. Shelbie returned 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. Her interests include horse shows, dog shows, and educating and advocating for preservationist breeders of well-bred purebred dogs. Also, the importance of adopting from reputable rescues and ethical and responsible breeding as a means to combat the overpopulation of homeless and unhealthy pets. Shelbie loves spending time with her family, her horses, church, camping, teaching her son about animals and their care, hockey, martial arts, hiking, hanging out with her beloved English Springer Spaniel Jake, and of course, working!
Kayla, ECC Clinical Assistant
Kayla started at Angell West in July 2022. She has been in the field for about four years now. She has previously worked at other emergency vet hospitals and is now here! She enjoys being at Angell very much and has always loved everything about veterinary ER/Critical Care since discovering it. Kayla is looking forward to getting her CVT to further grow her skill set. Outside of work, Kayla likes to go on hikes with her dogs and play piano.
Jakelin, Clinic Attendant
Jakelin started working for Angell Boston in September 2020 as an attendant and then transferred to Angell West in August 2021. She has worked with animals for three years and is currently enrolled at North Shore Community College, studying to earn her degree in animal care. She has a cat named Nina and a German Shepherd named Lassie. In her free time, Jakelin enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends.
Jessica, 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 be a technician. When she is not working, she enjoys baking and being around family. She lives with her mom and twin brother, Ash and Tigger’s two cats, and her long-haired miniature dachshund Pippin.
Belinda, 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 ten years. Belinda resides with her husband, her three rescue dogs, Lucy, Ted, and Lucifer, her cat Magoo, and her 35-pound tortoise.
Roslynn, ECC Attendant
Roslynn attended a technical high school for the veterinary field and has always had a love for animals. She has two guinea pigs, two dogs, and lots of fish. She looks forward to learning and growing within the veterinary field.
Josey, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician
Josey started Angell in June 2021. She brings eight years of pharmacy technician experience and three years of general practice veterinary assistant experience. Josey grew up in Florida and moved to MA in 2009. She has always loved animals. Josey lives in Mansfield with her husband and two Chihuahua mix rescue pups — Rusty, her oldest, is 6 (pictured), and Roxy is 1 ½ years old. Outside of work, she enjoys attending Bruins games with her husband, day trips to the beach, and spending time with her dogs at the local dog park.
Megan, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician
Megan joined MSPCA in Feb 2022 as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. After many years of retail pharmacy, she decided to pursue veterinary medicine. She is currently studying to become a cat behaviorist.
Megan has always been a strong advocate for animal rights and always goes above and beyond to help any animal in need. She fosters cats in her spare time and also volunteers at her local animal shelter. Other things Megan enjoys are fiction novels, painting, starting art projects she doesn’t finish, and spending time with her own cats at home.
Megan could not be happier to work for Angell and is grateful for the care they have always given to our beloved pets.
Nicole, Client Services Supervisor
Nicole joined the Angell team in June 2021. She has a bachelor’s degree from Johnson and Wales University and over 10 years of healthcare experience that include stem cell banking and organ donation/transplant. Nicole loves getting to meet all of the patients and their parents that come to Angell West. She enjoys assisting clients and helping to find the best solution to any problem they might be experiencing. Outside of work, Nicole likes spending time with her two Jack Russell terriers and rescue beagle. They enjoy going on nature walks on the trails around their house.
Melanie, Lead 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 attending 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.
Cassie, Client Liaison
Cassie joined the Angell team in August 2022 after moving to Massachusetts in January with her partner, son, and their two cats. Prior to this, she lived her entire life in southern Louisiana with a menagerie of pets and knew since her toddler years that she wanted to work in a career that invited her to help pets and their owners every day. Cassie also spent time in high school volunteering at the local animal control and, after graduating college, started working as a client care specialist at animal hospitals.
In her free time, Cassie loves exploring the state and taking in all the beautiful views that Massachusetts has to offer!
Hannah, Client Liaison
Hannah is a Client Liaison for Angell West, who joined the team in September 2022. She lives in North Andover, MA, with her dog, Jack, a redbone coonhound. Hannah is also a bird lover and has two budgies, Marty and Wendy, and a Diamond Dove named Rue. In her free time, Hannah enjoys horseback riding, bird watching, drawing and painting, and reading.
Johnathan, Client Liaison
Johnathan joined the Angell team in May 2021. He is a local graduate of Boston Latin School with a strong passion for resolving the difficulties that present themselves to proud pet owners. He loves the opportunity to find solutions that help customers and patients get results alongside peace of mind. Most of his time is dedicated to his energetic cat Molly and her entertainment when he’s not at work.
Roxanne, Client Liaison
Roxanne joined the Angell West team in September 2022. She has been a veterinary receptionist since 2017 and enjoys being able to help educate and guide owners to making the best decisions for the care of their beloved pets. When Roxanne is not working, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, two boys, her dog, cats, bearded dragon, mice, a rabbit, and turtles.
Cassie, Client Care Specialist
Cassie grew up in a rural Chicago suburb with a lot of animals. After completing a bachelor’s degree in music, they moved to West Michigan, where they received a master’s degree in religion. Cassie has a varied work background, most recently working at an animal shelter as the volunteer coordinator. After moving to Waltham in August 2021, they started working with Angell in July 2022.
In their spare time, Cassie enjoys reading, rock climbing, and hiking with their dog, Eleven.