about us

Briargrove Animal Clinic has been providing top-quality care for Houston pets since 1960. We are a full-service clinic that offers medical care, surgery, dental care, and boarding for your cat or dog. Our staff has served a combined sixty years with our clinic; at Briargrove, people (and pets!) come first.

dr kelley kurtz

dr juliana lee


Dr. Kurtz grew up in Fayetteville, Texas, and attended Texas A&M for undergraduate and veterinary school. After working for a few years in New Jersey, she returned to Texas to join Briargrove Animal Clinic in 2011. Dr. Kurtz's veterinary interests include surgery, client education, and preventive medicine. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, visiting her family's ranch in Fayetteville, and spending time with her husband, children, and Stealth, the family German Shepard.

Dr. Lee grew up in southern Maryland and attended the University of Maryland for her BS in Zoology and Psychology. After earning her DVM from  the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994, Dr. Lee spent the next 22 years as an associate veterinarian in clinics in Tennessee, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, three daughters, and dogs and cats.

kathy massey

michelle garcia

ray rocha


Kathy was born in Houston at the Heights Hospital. She lived in San Francisco for awhile, where she worked at the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. She also paid many a visit to the wine country. Later she moved back to Houston to be with her family and was referred to Briargrove in 1995 by Dr. Smith's rotary friend. Kathy enjoys sailing, gardening, a healthy glass of wine, and her pets Bird, Stevie, and Rosie (pictured left).

Michelle is a local Houstonian. She joined the practice in 2018, and is a proud mother of four children. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her dogs for walks, baking, and writing poetry.

Ray, a Houston native, joined Briargrove in 1993 and loves working with the animals, educating clients, performing laboratory tests, and the people he works with. His hobbies include his aquarium and fish, cars, saltwater fishing, gardening and landscaping, and pet sitting.

miguel martinez

lili ward

Miguel is from Houston and has been with Briargrove since 2006. At the clinic he enjoys assisting during surgeries, dentals, and monitoring and treating hospitalized cases. In his spare time he likes to golf, go to the shooting range, follow baseball and football, playing guitar and drums, and boxing. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and his dog, a boxer named Duke.

Lilli has a B.S. in Animal Science from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, serves as an HLSR volunteer, and enjoys reading, playing video games, and spending time with her husband Leighton. Her dog Penny is a miniature Aussie mix and loves going to the dog park.

desireé thomas

sherly ramos

Desireé earned her BS at Texas A&M Prairie View University. She enjoys caring for animals, assisting during surgery, and learning about dog behavior. Her hobbies include spending time with her son Kalix, playing sports, and just enjoying life.

Sherly was born and raised in Houston, and has been a member of the Briargrove team since 2014. She is passionate about helping animals and loves to travel with her two precious Yorkies, Milo and Mina.


We are proud to offer our very own online pharmacy. You can order your pets' medications and prescription diets online and have them shipped right to your door. Please note: When you first register, we must confirm that you are a client before you will see pricing and be able to place orders.

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(713) 782-0261

(713) 782-0266

5924 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 77057


Monday to Friday

7:30 AM to 5:30 PM





The office is closed on New Year's Day, the Saturday before Easter, Memorial Day and the Saturday before, July 4, Labor Day and the Saturday before, Thanksgiving Day and the Saturday after, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We close at noon on New Year's Eve, Good Friday, and the Friday after Thanksgiving.

In the event of an emergency, please contact Gulf Coast Urgent Care

(713) 693-1111  //  8042 Katy Fwy, Houston TX 77024















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