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Meet the Internal Medicine Team in Waltham
Daniela Vrabelova Ackley, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Dr. Ackley, originally from Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, received her DVM degree in 2004 from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Slovakia. After graduation, Dr. Ackley completed two small animal internships, one at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and the other at North Carolina State University. Her strong interest in internal medicine lead her to the residency at The Ohio State University. Dr. Ackley is especially passionate about respiratory and immune mediated diseases as well as endoscopic procedures, including upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy and laparoscopic liver biopsies. Multilingual, she is fluent in English, Spanish and Czech, and proficient in German and Polish.
University of Veterinary Medicine, Kosice, Slovakia, DVM, 2004
SPECIALTY TRAINING The Ohio State University, Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine (SAIM) and Masters program, 2010-2013
North Carolina State University, Rotating Internship, 2009-2010
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, Rotating Internship and Master Degree, 2006-2008
CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2013
Lisa Gorman, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Lisa Gorman is originally from Massachusetts and earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology from Cornell University in 2007. She attended veterinary school at Washington State University, where she graduated with honors in 2011. Dr. Gorman completed her rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York in 2012, and went on to pursue a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota, which she finished in 2015. She worked at a referral hospital in Connecticut for 2 years before moving back to Massachusetts and joining the Angell West team. In her free time, Dr. Gorman enjoys reading, playing the piano, baking, traveling, and hiking with her dogs Jude and Roger.
Washington State University, DVM, 2011
Cornell University, BA, 2007
SPECIALTY TRAINING University of Minnesota, Residency in SAIM, 2012-2015
Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, Rotating Internship, 2011-2012
CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2015
Connie, CVT, Internal Medicine Technician
Connie has been working in the field for around ten years, with one of her earliest veterinary positions held at Angell Boston as a ward attendant. She then enjoyed several years in general practice before starting her current position at Angell West.
Dan, CVT, Internal Medicine 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 of 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 enjoy gaming.
Amber, Internal Medicine Assistant
Amber comes to Angell with eight years of experience in general medicine. Born and raised in Florida, she grew up wanting to be a veterinarian but decided on film production. Her love for animals never left, and thus she began her career in veterinary medicine. She is an avid cat lover and has three of her own — Pepper, Bubbs, and Benny. She also fosters cats for local rescues as needed and is basically a “crazy cat lady.” She has a certificate in low-stress handling and is Fear Free Certified.