VCare Animal Clinic

20503 FM 529 Suite 600
Cypress, TX 77433


VCare Animal Clinic - Our Doctors


Sumanth Polikepahad, D.V.M., Ph.D.,  "Dr. Poli" - Veterinarian

VCare Animal Clinic (VAC) is the result of Dr. Poli's dream to start an independent veterinary clinic to serve the needs of Cypress and Katy pet owners. Dr. Poli obtained Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary sciences and animal husbandry (BVSc & AH) in India, and moved to the USA to pursue higher education. He immigrated to Baton Rouge, LA where he obtained Ph.D degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University. He then moved to Houston to acquire research experience in the basic sciences at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine. While gathering research experience, Dr. Poli underwent extensive veterinary clinical training to pass a very rigorous license examination (ECFVG) to attain the DVM degree. 

Dr. Poli’s Veterinary clinical training encompassed multiple externships and internships at Ohio State University - School of Veterinary Medicine, several shelter clinics in Houston (BARC and Harris County Public Health) and Arizona (Maricopa county shelter), and also volunteer Veterinary work at multiple small animal clinics in Houston and Missouri City areas. After passing the license examination, Dr. Poli obtained the DVM degree in December 2015 from the American Veterinary Medical Association, attested by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. After working for a Banfield corporate Veterinary hospital at Willowbrook area for three years, Dr. Poli has decided to start an independent Veterinary clinic to practice the medicine utilizing the extensive training and knowledge he procured over his long career.

Dr. Poli is compassionate, and detail-oriented. He loves reading philosophy and non-fiction; playing chess; enjoying music including alternative rock, classic rock, Blues, Western classical (particularly JS Bach, Pachelbel, Mozart), Indian classical; spending time with his son Vedansh and daughter Adya; Sitting in open nature and staring deep in to the space. 

Menaka Matsyaraja, D.V.M., M.S.,  "Dr. Matsy" - Veterinarian

Dr. Matsy is originally from Hyderabad, India where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Sciences. Her journey to the USA started in 2002 when she got admitted to Eastern New Mexico University for a Master’s degree in Microbiology. Immediately after receiving her degree, she successfully passed the licensing exam ECFVG making her eligible to practice in the USA. She received her DVM training at School of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. 

Since then she has worked for almost 10 years as a licensed Veterinarian in Houston and surrounding areas. She worked for Harris County Shelter Clinic, Banfield Pet hospital, Petcare express, Affordable Pet Clinic among other clinics. She is currently an US citizen and works as a relief veterinarian at Cypress and surrounding locations. She is very experienced and has a strong interest in both internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of AVMA and TVMA.

Dr. Matsy is a resident of Cypresscreek Lakes in Cypress, with her husband Dr. Poli, two children Vedansh and Adya. She enjoys cooking, singing and hiking.

                                                                                                                                                                     Our Staff

                                                         Cynthia Casillas – Veterinary Technician

Cynthia has been our main surgery and anesthesia technician for about six months now. After working as an animal care technician at Petsmart for an year, she graduated from PIMA institute where she received her Veterinary Assistant Training. Then she worked as Veterinary Assistant at Banfield pet hospital for 7 years. She quickly climbed up the ladder to become a Veterinary Technician. She lives near Navasota with her husband, two children, two dogs ‘Rokko’ and ‘Zombie’. Cynthia loves to make beautiful wreaths, Salsa dancing, and Taekwondo