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Meet the Surgery Team
Jennifer Peterson-Levitt, DVM
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 University of Missouri, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2018-2019
Purdue University, Residency in Small Animal Surgery, 2019-2022
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.
Penny, CVT, Anesthesia Technician
A veterinary technician since 1998, Penny graduated from Western Career College in California in 2002 and became an RVT. In 2004, Penny moved to the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She started an online veterinary program through St Petersburg College in Florida to help her take the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam). Since earning her Bachelor’s degree and becoming a CVT, Penny has worked at various general and specialty hospitals where she excelled in clinical skills, laboratory skills, and anesthesia and surgery.
In 2014 she moved to Lowell, MA, and joined the Angell West team, where she worked in Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and, currently, Anesthesia. She loves working in a fast-paced environment conducive to learning more advanced skills and being able to help with the most critical patients undergoing anesthesia. She hopes one day to specialize in anesthesia or internal medicine.
At home, she has a Shih Tsu named Dory, a grey sphynx named Maggie Smith, and a black fluffy Persian mix kitty named Sirius. She loves cooking and baking, reading, binge-watching tv and movies, belly dancing, playing board games, and spending time with her daughter.
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.