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, 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.

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                                                       Sarah Santos - Veterinary Technician

Sarah Santos is a highly experienced Veterinary Technician who joined us recently. She has almost 12 years experience as Veterinary Technician. Originally from Bellville, TX, she is the original Texan farm girl who grew up with farm animals in ranches. Her relentless passion about animal welfare motivated her to choose this field. She lives in Bellville, TX with her three sons, her beloved pet bearded dragon, four cats, two dogs and her horse Patriot. She is a great Cook, loves spending time with her family.

                                                               Jordan Lovell – Veterinary Assistant

Jordan is a very talented, compassionate and promising Veterinary Assistant at VCare. Having worked as a Kennel Technician before, she joined our team last year as a Technician Assistant but became a VA in no time because she is a very fast learner. Born and brought up in Cypress, she has been in love with animals since she was a child. She aspires and preparing to be a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). She lives in Humble with her Boyfriend and two Dogs Kaiser and Koby, and a cat Fluffers. She is an excellent Break dancer, Drummer and loves to play video games.