Meet the Internal Medicine Team in Waltham - MSPCA-Angell

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

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

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 two dogs, Fiver and Wesley.

Washington State University, DVM, 2011
Cornell University, BA, 2007

University of Minnesota, Residency in SAIM, 2012-2015
Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, Rotating Internship, 2011-2012

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2015

Connie Barry, Veterinary Assistant

Connie has been working in the field for around 10 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.

Penny Lima, RVT

Penny first started working as a technician assistant in 2008 and graduated from Western Career College in California is 2002. She did her externships at an exotic specialty clinic, orthopedic practice, and on a surgical team at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. In California she volunteered for a cat rescue group. She practiced at a general medicine hospital in the Bay Area where she was mainly a dental technician and worked with a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Penny moved to the suburbs outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 2004, and started back at an online school,St Petersburg College in Florida, so she could take the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) to become a CVT, and continue on to get her Bachelor’s degree. She has since been practicing at a general practice in Pennsylvania for 10 years, where she excelled in emergency, surgery, anesthesia, phlebotomy, and laboratory skills. She just recently moved to Lowell and joined the Waltham -Angell team where she hopes to one day specialize in Anesthesia or Critical Care and Emergency. She looks forward to a fast past environment conducive to learning more advanced skills and being able to help with the most critical patients.

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