Liat Zilkha, DVM
Dr Zilkha was raised in Houston and moved to Austin to pursue her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology before going to vet school at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked at two very busy advanced small animal hospitals in Coral Springs, Florida for a year prior to moving back to Austin. There, she developed a strong background of practicing progressive, high-quality medicine and developed strong client communication skills.
In 2008, Dr Zilkha developed an interest in an experimental treatment for Canine Distemper, a very contagious and often fatal viral disease that affects many animals including dogs and ferrets. She began to treat terminally ill patients and found that many survived. She has seen people who drove their dogs to Austin from as far as California and Missouri for the treatment as she is one of only a handful of veterinarians that perform it. She is continuing to use this protocol and to advise other interested veterinarians on its use in the hopes that it will one day prove to be an effective treatment for Distemper.
In her free time, Dr Zilkha enjoys spending time with her husband, their lovely daughters Maya and Jordan, and their 3 dogs, a Labrador Retriever named “BisLee” & two malamute's "Skye" & "Meeko"!
Ali, our manager, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Developmental Family Science with a specialization in Addictive Disorder Recovery Services. After she graduated, she moved to Austin and decided to aim her focus on one of the most important family members: the furbabies!
Ali has three pets of her own, Isabelle (German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix), Leo (Pitbull), and Fiona (black cat). When Ali is not at work, she spends her time hanging out with her animals, going to the river/lake with friends and family, working with animal rescue groups, doing aerial yoga, or going to Town Lake to go on walks and decompress.
Although her degree does not specialize in animals she is ecstatic to be working in the veterinary field so that she can reach a variety of families in a meaningful way!
Aaron raised in San Antonio moved to Austin before high
school graduation. He then pursued his interest in veterinary medicine,
attended Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology and graduated in 2006. He has
worked many places from equine technician, surgery specialty hospitals for
small and large animals to overshadowing at zoos for the last 10 years. His
dedication, passion for the field and his knowledge of veterinary medicine has
helped Aaron grow and continue to learn. Arron enjoys spending time with his girlfriend,
her son and the fur babies; Bamboo (11 ½ year old German Shepard/Rottweiler
mix) and Loki (long-haired Siamese). And in his free time enjoys the outdoors
camping, exploring, kayaking and attending music festivals!
Armani grew up in a military family but she calls Waynesville, Missouri home. After high school, Armani pursued her Vet Tech career. She graduated from Hickey College Vet Tech Institute in January of 2016. Since then, she has worked at an emergency hospital as well as a small animal clinic. Armani plans to return to school to receive her Bachelor's degree in Zoology from Texas State University.
Armani recently relocated to Austin for a change of scenery and is currently living with her cousin, Jalen, and her two cats - Larry and Carlie! She plans to have a mini zoo with cats and dogs!
In her free time, Armani enjoys binge watching Supernatural or Grey's Anatomy on Netflix (depending on her mood), improving her photography skills, exploring the city, and playing with shelter dogs!