Matthew M. Keats, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal

Dr. Keats received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He then graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After graduation he continued his education with a small animal rotating internship at the VCA Berwyn and Franklin Park Animal Hospitals where he received the “Intern of Year” award. The following year, he remained on staff at VCA Berwyn Animal hospital as an emergency clinician and intern supervisor.

In 2001, he returned to Maryland where he completed a one year small animal surgical internship with Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists (CVSS), splitting time between the Towson and Annapolis offices. Upon completion of his internship, he accepted a surgical residency with CVSS. After completing his residency in 2005, he became board-certified in 2006 and remained on staff in the Towson office until the end of 2009.

From the beginning of 2010 until mid-2014, he worked at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates (VRA) in Gaithersburg, MD as a staff surgeon performing both soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery. He was the Intern Director for the intern class of 2013-2014. In July, he transferred to VCA Old Marple in Springfield, Pennsylvania to start a referral surgical service. Dr. Keats returned to our Towson office full-time in the fall of 2015.

Dr. Keats has special interests in trauma and wound reconstruction. He has always preferred to take a whole-body approach to provide his patients with specific, individualized care.

In 2016 CVSS opened an office in Columbia, which is where Dr. Keats is now based.

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