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VCA Capital Area Veterinary Specialists

VCA Capital Area Veterinary Specialists

7958 Shoal Creek Blvd | Austin, TX 78757

Call 512-337-6503
Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Chiropractic
  • Neurology (Brain & Nervous System)
  • Oncology (Cancer)
  • Orthopedics (Bone & Joint)
  • Radiology & Surgery
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
Description

VCA Capital Area Veterinary Specialists is a veterinary specialty referral center dedicated to providing compassionate and skilled care to its patients while providing excellent communication and service to referral veterinarians and pet owners. We will also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, new ideas, and quality employee performance.

It is our desire to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients and offer the best possible service to our clients; the referring veterinarian and the pet owner. We value the relationship, continued trust, and goodwill we establish with our clients. Courtesy, respect, and patience with clients and their pets are among our priorities.

We offer specialty veterinary services for your pet with the most advanced equipment & techniques and the highest level of medical care. Please call for availability and to schedule your pet's appointment. Our specialty services include Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Integrative Therapies, Neurology (Brain & Nervous System), Oncology (Cancer), Orthopedics (Bone & Joint), Radiology & Surgery.

Please call us today with inquiries about our specialty services and how we can help your pet or to schedule your pet’s appointment.

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Elaine R. Caplan, DVM
Elaine R. Caplan, DVM

Dr. Elaine Caplan received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. In 1981, she obtained her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. Dr. Caplan performed her Internship and Residency at The Animal Medical Center NYC and completed her Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Illinois. Dr. Caplan is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Chiropractic.

She founded Capital Area Veterinary Specialists and Texas Veterinary Oncology in Austin Texas in April of 2002. She has a special interest in surgical oncology with research in pain management. Other surgeries performed include Orthopedic, Neurological, and Soft Tissue.

She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Other professional organizations she belongs to are the Veterinary Cancer Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association, and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Dr. Caplan was honored by the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice with the Clinical Referral Consultation Award (2010). She received the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Specialty Practitioner of the Year Award (2012) and she was designated ACVS Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology (2012). She was elected on executive board of Veterinary Cancer Society (2013-2015).

In her free time, Dr. Caplan enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs Morgan and Obi Juan.

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Chris Kunze, DVM
Chris Kunze, DVM

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.

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 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.

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Winnie Lo, DVM
Winnie Lo, DVM

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.

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Matt Cannon, DVM
Matt Cannon, DVM

Dr. Cannon was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended Texas A&M University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He became an ‘Aggie’ twice over when he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis and was part of the Phi Zeta Honor Society. He braved the Midwestern weather during a rotating small animal internship at The Ohio State University before returning to UC Davis for his Diagnostic Imaging Residency. He completed the American College of Veterinary Radiology board examination in 2009, prior to completing his residency. Dr. Cannon has extensive experience in all fields of imaging with special interests in advanced neurologic and orbital imaging, abdominal ultrasonography, thoracic CT, and musculoskeletal imaging. He has conducted research involving the CT and Magnetic Resonance Imaging characteristics of zygomatic gland disease, imaging characteristics of fungal disease in dogs and cats, quantitative and qualitative CT imaging of canine airways, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of medial compartment shoulder disease in dogs, and ultrasonography of the iliopsoas muscle in dogs. He has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles which have been published in Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He also is a reviewer for the Veterinary Ophthalmology and Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound journals.

Dr. Cannon enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and kayaking in his spare time. He is an avid college sports fan. However, on free weekends he often spends time on his family ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country feeding the deer with his wife & children. He is married to a veterinary ophthalmologist, and in addition to a beautiful daughter and handsome son, they also have 2 children of the animal variety: a sweet old Springer with inflammatory brain disease, and a somewhat antisocial orphan kitten.

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Jonathan M. Levine, DVM
Jonathan M. Levine, DVM

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.

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Gabriele Strottner, DVM
Gabriele Strottner, DVM

Dr. Gabi Strottner received her B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Utah in 2004. In 2008, she received her DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. Dr. Strottner then went on to complete a one-year small-animal rotating internship at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Strottner’s veterinary oncology training continued with a one-year oncology internship at Southwest Veterinary Oncology in Tucson, Arizona in 2009. In July 2013, Dr. Strottner completed her residency in medical oncology at VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in San Leandro, California. Dr. Strottner is very excited to be joining the team at Capital Area Veterinary Specialists/Texas Veterinary Oncology in October 2013.

Dr. Strottner is continually motivated by the devotion of her clients to their four-legged family members. The focus of her approach to the practice of oncology is compassionate care and strengthening the human-animal bond. When not at work, Dr. Strottner enjoys spending time with her husband and 7 year old Newfoundland named Chinook.

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