VCare Animal Clinic

20503 FM 529 Suite 600
Cypress, TX 77433


VCare Animal Clinic - Our Doctors


Sumanth Polikepahad, D.V.M., Ph.D., or "Dr. Poli":


VCare Animal Clinic (VAC) is a lifelong dream of Dr. Sumanth Polikepahad a.k.a “Dr. Poli” to start an independent veterinary clinic to serve the needs of Cypress 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, thorough, detail-oriented and very knowledgeable.