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"!
April Lee, DVM
My name is Dr. April Lee and I am pleased to be helping out at 183 Veterinary Clinic. I wanted to take the opportunity to tell everyone a little bit about myself.
I grew up in Whitehouse, Texas, a small town outside of Tyler in East Texas. My parents quickly noticed my interest in animals and encouraged me to join the local 4-H club. I soon became involved showing lambs, goats and rabbits. This led to a 15- year hobby showing rabbits and further fueled my career choice.
After graduating high school, I obtained my bachelor degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M where I also went on to graduate from veterinary school in 2007. While in college, I was involved in the zoo, exotics, and wildlife club and took a special interest in the exotic animal courses.
When I’m not at the clinic, I enjoy country dancing, cooking, and spending time with my husband and “kids”. My “kids” consist of three cats, one guinea pigs, two birds and seven chickens. Thanks for your time and I hope to see y’all soon!
Dee Ann Mouser, DVM
Dr. Mouser was born & raised in Houston, Tx. She graduated from Texas A&M Veterinary School in 2002, and she has a degree in psychology from Texas A&M as well. After graduating from vet school she and her husband moved to Austin where she has worked since. She has a special interest in feline medicine and worked in a feline only practice for several years. Other veterinary interests include dermatology and geriatric medicine.
Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family - her husband David and their fur children, Kate the dog and Bart & Wallace the cats.
Elizabeth was born in New Iberia, Louisiana and moved to the Austin area in 2001. She has always had a love for all animals and has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years.
Elizabeth joined the team at 183 Vet Clinic and White Angel Animal Hospital in 2018 as the hospital manager.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Cary and their 3 boys James, Ryan, and Aiden. They also have a house full of pets with dogs, cats, a leopard tortoise, a bearded dragon, chickens, and ducks. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors, gardening, paddle boarding, and reading.
Joanne Braley married a military man 35 years ago, so she has worked in Vet Clinics around the country for the past 25 years. She knew at the age of 12 that she wanted to work in the animal world. She has 4 grown children and 3 grand kids. She has many hobbies like: hiking, plays the Bass guitar, wine making and calls herself a “jack of all trades but master of none”.
Tretana started working in veterinary medicine in 2009. She has 3 sons, a dog, a cat, and 2 aquariums. She worked in a specialty practice for 8 years assisting in oncology, radiation, cardiology, and surgery. Her hobbies include gardening and hiking.