Our Team

Dr. Kelley Kurtz, DVM

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 Rocky, the family Kangal.

Dr. Juliana Lee, DVM

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.

Dr. Charlotte Broussard, DVM

Charlotte hails from Houston. After graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, Charlotte moved to Los Angeles for a surgical and medical internship at California Animal Hospital. In 2008, she completed an additional internship in surgery and neurology at Vetsurg and Neurology in Woodland Hills.  As an associate veterinarian at Hermosa Animal Hospital in the South Bay of Los Angeles, Dr. Broussard devoted eleven years to her patients and clients. She is glad to rejoin her native Texans as a part of the Briargrove Animal Clinic team.  

Kathy Massey

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.

Ray Rocha

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.

Michelle Collette

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.

Miguel Martinez

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.

Lili Gilbert

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

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 Ramos

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.

Kenesha Williams

Kenesha graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Biomedical Sciences and plans on attending veterinary school starting next fall. Her hobbies include working out, biking, horseback riding, and playing the piano.

Dennis Ventura

Dennis hails from Houston and attended Bellaire High School. He's married to Liz and has three kids and two dogs (Coco and Taco). He loves to play basketball with his kids and watch sports.