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Meet the Surgery Team
Lori Agulian, DVM
Dr. Agulian was raised in Connecticut and received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology-Psychology at Tufts University. She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Her professional interests include laparoscopic procedures, surgical oncology, and emergency soft tissue surgeries. Beyond veterinary medicine, she has a passion for photography, including animals, portraits, and nature.
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2015
Animal Medical Center, Residency in Small Animal Surgery, 2019 – 2022
University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Internship in Soft Tissue Surgery Research & Teaching, 2019
Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Internship in Small Animal Surgery, 2018
New England Animal Medical Center, Internship in Small Animal Surgery, 2017
New England Animal Medical Center, Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, 2016
Jennifer Peterson-Levitt, DVM, DACVS-SA
Dr. Peterson completed her residency in small animal surgery and performs soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Her interests include minimally invasive procedures, fracture repair, and emergency surgeries.
EDUCATION St. George’s University, DVM, 2018
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS, 2014
SPECIALTY TRAINING The University of Missouri, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2018-2019
Purdue University, Residency in Small Animal Surgery, 2019-2022
Whitney Phipps, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Whitney Phipps is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Following a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center and a surgery internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, she completed a residency in small animal surgery at Tufts University in 2018. After serving New England pets and their families at a private practice for several years, she now provides surgery services to multiple hospitals, including CUVS.
Dr. Phipps enjoys both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, surgical management of polytrauma, fracture repair, and soft tissue reconstruction. Although she loves the operating room, Dr. Phipps is careful to consider non-surgical options when appropriate. “The most important part of case management is to help pet parents understand the available options and work with them to optimize their pet’s quality of life.
EDUCATION University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2013
SPECIALTY TRAINING Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Small Animal Surgery Residency, 2015-2018
CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2020
Cristin, Lead Anesthesia Technician, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)
Cristin has been a veterinary technician since 1997, starting in Emergency/Critical Care, then moving to Anesthesia in 2010, where she became credentialed as a veterinary technician specialist in Anesthesia/Analgesia in 2015. She started as lead anesthesia tech at Angell West in March of 2022.
Cristin’s professional areas of interest include anesthesia of the critical patient, teaching and empowering technicians, and preventing compassion fatigue.
Outside of work, her hobbies include gardening, birding, crosswords, and hiking with her all-terrain Chihuahua.
Amy, CVT, Anesthesia Technician
Amy has worked in veterinary clinics since 2012 and passed the VTNE in 2022 to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Prior to working in veterinary medicine, she utilized her M.S. degree in Animal Sciences from the University of New Hampshire while working on a pasture-based dairy farm in Massachusetts. Amy is fascinated by the many interwoven aspects of anesthesia and is eager to advance her knowledge at a specialty clinic.
She recently moved back from California with her dog Gozer and her three cats: Egon, Utah, and Idaho. On her days off, Amy loves hiking, baking, and reading.
Emily, CVT, Anesthesia Technician
Emily started at Angell West in December of 2022. Previously, she worked at a general practice where she discovered her love for surgery and anesthesia. She attended the New England Institute of Technology to obtain her degree in veterinary technology and became a CVT in 2020. Her favorite aspect of the veterinary field is seeing the love shared between owners and their pets. Outside of work, she enjoys cuddling and walking with Nellie and Nora, her two Jack Russel/Chihuahua mixes.
Bucky, Clinical Surgery Assistant
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 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 2019, Bucky applied at Angell and began working in January 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.