VCA Roberts Animal Hospital

Joseph Martinez, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Colorado State University


Dr. Martinez graduated in 1997 from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. In 1998 he completed an internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialist in New Jersey and then followed that with several years in private practice in the New England area. In 2002, while recovering from his third open heart surgery for a congenital heart defect, he studied Perfusion Technology at Northeastern University and Brigham and Women's Hospital. From 2003 to 2006 he served in a Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at Children's Hospital Boston, and held an appointment as instructor in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Robert's Animal Hospital in 2007, Dr. Martinez completed one year of a residency in Cardiology at Angel Animal Medical Center. Dr. Martinez hails from Boston, but considers Colorado, where he spent many of his formative years, his second home. He currently resides in Boston with his lovely bride Wendy. They have a beautiful little boy, five cats, Harley a retriever, a fish tank, and an imaginary monster in their bomb shelter named Randall. All of his spare time is spent with his family enjoying the great wealth of riches that life has to offer. He also enjoys cycling, fine dining, building Lego sets, is a bit of a coffee connoisseur, and hopes to rediscover the joys of home beer brewing.

His professional interests include cardiology, emergency medicine and critical care. He has special training, experience, and a strong interest in cardiothoracic medicine, echocardiography, and thoracoscopy, a minimally invasive technique to perform thoracic procedures, such as partial pericardiectomy and thoracic biopsies.


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

 VCA Roberts is open until 10pm seven days a week. Walk-ins and urgent care appointments are seen in order of arrival or on a critical needs basis. In case of emergency, please call us immediately, 781-826-2306.


After 10pm please contact or go directly to VCA South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
VCA South Shore   781-337-6622

VCA South Shore is located at 595 Columbian Street in Weymouth and is open 24 hours a day for emergencies.