Meet our General Practice Doctors


Wendi Aengus, DVM, MS
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Education: Graduated UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 with an additional Masters of Science in Avian Science. Completed preceptorship at Oakley Medical Center for Birds in 1999. Certified in veterinary food therapy and Chinese herbals as of 2012 from the Chi Institute.

Professional Interests: General practice, internal medicine, combining Eastern and Western medicine, avian and exotic care.

Personal Interests: Running, reading and spending time with family.

Professional Organizations: VECCS, AAV, HSVMA, AVMA, CVMA and CCVMA


“As an only child, our family dog was my best friend growing up. I learned early on the power of a human-animal bond. I chose to become a veterinarian to promote the human-animal bond and enrich the lives of animals as they have done for me.”



Liz Milauskas, DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Education: undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from UC Davis in 1994; veterinary school at University College, Dublin Ireland in 2000

Professional Interests: alternative therapies, such as acupuncture; certified in Penn Hip

Personal Interests: running, hiking, traveling, and family time with her husband and their dogs

Professional Organizations: AVMA, CVMA, OVMA, and IVAS.




Nadia Rifat, DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Education: Bachelor of Science from Purdue University 2007, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of California, Davis 2011

Professional Interests: preventative care, geriatric care, pain management

Personal Interests: anything and everything outdoors, including trail running, backpacking, skiing, and rock climbing; always including her rescue pup, Josie, if possible.

Professional Organizations: AVMA, CVMA, and CAVMRC (California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps).



“Growing up, I was surrounded by a family of medical doctors and nurses, so it was not surprising that I would gravitate towards a career in medicine. My innate love of animals, and learning about the impact of the human animal bond, were what lead me towards a career in veterinary medicine rather than human medicine, a field in which I felt I could help animals and people alike.”