Matthew Charney, DVM
DVM in 2011 from Texas A&M University
Why Emergency Medicine?
My first job out of vet school was a brand new emergency hospital in Indianapolis, IN. From there, he worked in both general practice and emergency in multiple cities across Indiana and Arkansas while following his wife, Virginia, through her residency and job as a veterinary pathologist. While in Arkansas he decided to take on a new challenge as medical director at Arkansas Veterinary Emergency and Specialists. It was there that he realized that veterinary medicine is about helping animals when they are sick and need it the most, no matter the time of day!
In 2018 he met the VEG team and found his veterinary career forever home. They allowed him to move back home to Dallas and open VEG hospitals! He has never been happier.
At home, Dr. Charney has 2 old Pitbulls, Sage and Bailey, and three naughty cats, Optimus, Hollis, and Amalfi. Besides his beautiful and supportive wife, Virginia, he has three sons, Axel (8), Wrex (4), and Dexter Hugo (1).
Get To Know Me
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
To never need to sleep. There is so much that always needs to be done!
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
I am happiest when I am playing with my children at home.
What has been the most rewarding part of your career/position?
I am happiest when my team is empowered to act. When I see them carry on the VEG culture and VEG way of treating patients and animal owners I know that I have been successful in my job.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is:
Don’t complain about free things. Be thankful for what you have been given.