Dr. Matt Cortez - Lead Veterinarian


Dr. Cortez is a DFW native who grew up in nearby Grapevine. He earned a bachelor's in computer science before attending veterinary school at Oklahoma State University.

After graduation he returned to the area and has spent most of his career working in the emergency department of local specialty hospitals. Most recently, he spent time in general practice, where he served as chief of staff of four local hospitals.

Dr. Cortez is excited to return to emergency medicine. He loves the fast, unpredictable nature of the ER just as much as he loves slowing down to focus on complex hospitalized cases. He has been on both sides of the referral process and is a strong believer that quality care is best achieved with open communication and teamwork between the ER and general practices.

At home, his greatest joy is spending time with his wife, son, and pack of sighthounds.