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Meet the Internal Medicine Team in Waltham
Daniela Vrabelova Ackley, DVM, MS, DACVIM-SA
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-SA
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
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.
Kristen grew up attending summer camps and volunteering at the shelter at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm. Her passion for animals led her to attend Essex Agricultural and Technical High School (now known as Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technician High School).
She began working as a kennel attendant/veterinary technician in 2001 and obtained her veterinary technician certification in 2005. In 2005, Kristen started working for the MSPCA-Angell – Western NE in Springfield, MA. The closure of the hospital in 2007 led her to her next journey at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, starting in the intensive care unit. From there, she joined the cardiology department, became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in cardiology, and then moved into a leadership role as Supervisor for various Specialty Services at Angell West in 2022.
Her professional interests include providing the best patient care to our patients and clients, teaching and providing technicians and assistants the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed, and of course, anything cardiology.
Outside of work, she loves spending time with friends, exploring different food and drinks, and finding entertainment in the playful antics of her cats, Link and Leo.