Elaine R. Caplan, DVM, DACVS, DABVP, ACVS Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology
University of Texas BA Biology; Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine (BS and DVM); Internship and Residency at The Animal Medical Center NYC; University of Illinois Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year graduated veterinary school: 1981
Special interests in veterinary medicine
Surgery (Orthopedic, Neurological, Soft Tissue); Surgical Oncology with research in pain management; Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Chiropractic; Veterinary Chinese Herbal
Affiliations (Professional associations, academies, etc)
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Veterinary Cancer Society, American Veterinary Medical Association , Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
Running, Kayaking, Traveling, Hiking, Movies, Reading, Family and Friends
My "rescue dogs": Morgan (Standard Poodle) and Obi Juan (Brussels Griffon)
Don Hulse, DVM, DACVS — PROFESSOR OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Dr. Don Hulse graduated from Texas A & M in 1970 and completed his surgical training at Kansas State University in 1973. Commencing in 1970 and continuing until his appointment as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Texas A & M University in 1984, Dr. Hulse served as a clinician in general practice and as Staff Surgeon at Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University. He successfully fulfilled the requirements for admission into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1977. He has developed techniques commonly used for treatment of bone and joint disorders in dogs and is well published in the Veterinary literature. His clinical research interests focus on minimally invasive surgery for joint disorders and for fracture treatment.
Dee Ann Mouser, DVM
Dr. Dee Ann Mouser received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2002 and also has a BS in psychology from Texas A&M University. Her areas of practice interest include feline medicine, internal medicine, and client education. Originally from Houston, she has been practicing in the Austin area since graduation in 2002. She is married to Dr. David Mouser who also practices veterinary medicine in the Austin area. They live with a four-legged family of rescue cats and dogs. In her spare time , Dee Ann likes to garden and read.
Katie Meier, DACVIM — CARDIOLOGY
Dr. Katie Meier, DACVIM (Cardiology) is a 2003 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation she spent one year at Texas A & M´s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in a rotating internship. She then completed a residency in Cardiology at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. She completed board certification in 2007 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, subspecialty of Cardiology.
She has coauthored a book chapter and several veterinary journal articles. Her website is www.austinheartvet.com. When not listening for heart murmurs or performing echocardiograms, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends & dogs in any outdoor endeavor. Other interests include cooking, wine tasting, and trying to find the best barbecue joint in Texas.
Chris Kunze, DVM, DAVCR - RADIOLOGY
Dr. Kunze received his DVM from Kansas State University in 2000. Upon completion of a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Virginia Tech University, he was accepted as a diagnostic imaging resident at Texas A & M University. In 2004, Dr. Kunze finished his residency training and passed the American College of Veterinary Radiology´s board-certifying oral and written examinations required to qualify as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (DAVCR).
Dr. Kunze moved to Austin, becoming the first board-certified radiologists to provide full-time imaging services to the central Texas area. V-dit provides mobile ultrasound examinations, radiographic consultations, continuing education for veterinarians, special procedures and ultrasound-guided aspiration/biopsy services. Dr. Kunze is also licensed to perform radioiodine therapy for feline hyperthyroidism. Radioiodine therapy and computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) are performed in conjunction with the doctors at Capitol Area Veterinary Specialists/Texas Veterinary Oncology.
In his free time, Dr. Kunze stays busy enjoying the Austin area with this wife and young son. The family can often be found trying to avoid sunburns while boating on area lakes.
Winnie Lo, DVM, DACVR — Radiology
Dr. Winnie Lo is a board certified radiologist with extensive training in all modalities, including ultrasound, radiography, CT, MR, and nuclear medicine. She received her DVM from the University of California, Davis 2003 and went on to complete a yearlong small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. After her internship, she worked in a small animal practice in the San Diego area. Dr. Lo pursued training in diagnostic imaging at the University of California, Davis and earned her board certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2008. In 2009, she served as a clinical instructor in radiology at the University of California, Davis. She recently spent three months teaching and working in Radiology at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia.
Amy Birdwell, DVM
Dr. Amy Birdwell is a lifelong Texas native. Prior to her career as a veterinarian she earned a degree in engineering from Rice University and worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments for five years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After veterinary school she completed an additional internship in a private practice emergency and referral center in San Diego. In 2011, she completed a course in veterinary acupuncture and is excited about helping pets using this method. When Dr. Birdwell is not treating animals, she enjoys reading and running as well as spending time with husband Jason, daughter Emma, son William and their 4 cats Jingles, Minnie, Roxy & Yoda.
Jonathan M. Levine, DVM, DACVIM — NEUROLOGY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGY
Jon M. Levine obtained his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He went on to do a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University and a residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at Texas A & M University and the University of Missouri. Dr. Levine´s research interests include spinal trauma, intervertebral disk disease, and neuromuscular disease. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), a Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas A & M´s College of Veterinary Medicine, and is happily married.
Melanie Holloway, Practice Management
Melanie Holloway graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Melanie has worked in the Veterinary field since 1985, and she has worked with Capital Area Veterinary Specialist since it opened, April 15, 2002. She is the Practice Manager for CAVS.
Melanie loves to read, and ride motorcycles in her free time.