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. Charlotte Broussard, DVM

Dr. Broussard 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. 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.  

Dr. Amanda Taylor, DVM

Dr. Taylor grew up in Albuquerque and then moved to Texas to study Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where she graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007. She later graduated from England's prestigious Royal Veterinary College as a DVM. Dr. Taylor, her husband, and two children moved back to Houston where they welcomed the arrival of their third child.

Dr. Morgan Menzie, DVM

Dr. Menzie grew up in Katy, Texas, and earned her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in 2011. She then graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and has worked in Houston for the last 7 years. In her free time, Dr. Menzie volunteers at her church, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. She also enjoys drinking wine with her husband on their patio, reading, watching sports, and traveling.

Dr. Carol Ong, DVM

Dr Carol Ong is a native Texas and a 1980 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She has two children; her daughter is also a veterinarian and her son is a computer software engineer. She has two rescue dogs, Cassie and Dusty, and several rescued cats.

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.

Ana Valera

Ana was born in Venezuela, where she studied veterinary medicine. Since moving to Houston, she's worked with small animal practices as a technician assistant. Ana enjoys bowling and traveling with her two daughters and her husbands.