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Dr. Cherie Cortez


  • AS Science, University of Cincinnati, 2002
  • DVM, Ohio State University, 2007


  • Member of AzVMA
  • Member of AVMA
  • Member of AAHA
  • Member of AAFP
  • Member of the American Veterinary Dental Society
  • International Assoc. of Canine Professionals
  • Member of Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

I was born and raised in Kentucky with one younger brother and one younger sister. We always had lots of pets and I was forever bringing home strays. My family never had much money so I had to put myself through veterinary school with the help of my husband, Dan.

I did my undergraduate work at the University of Cincinnati and attended veterinary school at Ohio State University, an excellent school with many dedicated professors (Go Bucks!). My goal as a veterinarian is to improve a little bit each day. I really believe this is the best job in the world for me and I want to help maintain the positive image this career has and encourage future veterinarians.

My favorite thing to do in my spare time is to read and I read many different subjects including, of course, veterinary journals so I can keep up on the latest in veterinary medicine. I am a fan of football both college and professional.

Personal Pets

Though I really love all animals, cats and dogs are my favorites. I have seven pets: Simon, Bernie, Eliot, Parker, Lennie, Ethel and Nigel