VCA Apex Animal Hospital

Lisa Matthews, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Purdue University


Dr. Lisa Matthews is a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from Maryland and spent time in Tennessee, Colorado and Indiana while in college and veterinary school. She practiced in a mixed animal practice in Pennsylvania prior to moving to North Carolina. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and especially enjoys soft tissue surgery, reproductive medicine and endocrinology. In her spare time, Dr. Matthews enjoys traveling, cooking/baking and knitting. She and her husband have 4 cats (Molly, Izzie, Avery and Oliver) and 2 black labs named Dillan and Darcie.

"I enjoy combining the science of medicine with the compassion of caring for pets and their families."


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.