Dr. Matt Cantrell completed his 8-year journey at Purdue University in 2010, obtaining his DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine. During his years at Purdue, he was often found in the veterinary school working in the kennels, the medical records department, or clinical pathology. He was an active member of multiple student groups, gaining valuable experience as a group leader.
In the years following his graduation, Dr. Cantrell worked as an associate in a small animal practice. He spent time volunteering for the IVMA on the Annual Meeting and Continuing Education Committees. He was the recipient of the IVMA Achievement Award in 2013. Matt was a graduate of IVMA’s first Power of 10 class, then went on to facilitate the group for a few years. He recently completed a 3-year term as IVMA’s liaison to Purdue’s Veterinary Admissions Committee. As the current Immediate Past President of the IVMA, Matt continues to stay involved in organized veterinary medicine.
Dr. Cantrell owns and operates a small animal general practice, and Indiana’s first stand-alone pet rehabilitation center. He continually strives to make a positive and lasting impact on his community through the veterinary profession. Mental health and physical fitness are very important to Matt, and as such he spends as much time as possible outside with his wife (Megan) and their two children (Israel and Ellie). He is an ultra-marathon runner and whole-heartedly believes that all people are truly capable of extraordinary things.