Chloé Matelski



About Me


I earned my DVM from Texas A&M in 2015. Before veterinary school, I attended Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M in two years - Gig 'em! I have studied overseas in Kenya, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, and Estonia; and continue to travel and explore the world every chance I get. I have a wide range of interests in emergency care from trauma and pain management to emergency surgery. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my kiddos (6 dogs = Bailey, Delainey, Remington, Benton, Otter, and Jalapeño; 1 Bearded Dragon = Frank; a Boxed Turtle = Jardín; and 2 parakeets = Rhianna and Kitt).

I am always up for a new adventure!


2015 - Present

Central Texas Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital

Previously: Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin

Emergency Veterinarian

Triage, diagnose and treat emergencies in small animals.

Manage critically ill referral patients for overnight care.

Assess, adapt and make decisions confidently and efficiently.

Perform soft tissue surgery.

Direct nurses and support staff; manage the hospital during overnight hours.

Collaborate with co-workers and referral veterinarians.

Communicate with clients - describe disease processes, comfort grieving owners, and explain treatment plans.

Perform skilled emergency procedures.

Treat injured wildlife and animals from the local shelter.


Alcon Laboratories, a Novartis Company

Summer Intern

Conducted a research project comparing anesthesia drugs used in NHPs.

Worked with clinical veterinarians in a lab animal setting.

Aided in various surgical procedures.

Attended IACUC meetings.

Participated in a management series discussing professional growth and developing managerial skills. 

2010 - 2011

Alcon Laboratories, a Novartis Company

Associate Scientist - Preclinical Safety

Collected data for various measures during GLP regulated studies.

Administered drugs during preclinical trials on various lab animal species.

Used Provantis software to view protocols, record data, and evaluate statistics. 

Followed and developed several SOPs.

Performed necropsies to collect samples for drug safety levels. 

Worked with my team to complete pharmacokinetic sampling. 

2009 - 2010

Banfield, the Pet Hospital

Pet Nurse

Performed cytology of fecal samples and calculated WBC differentials.

Took histories and initial exams of patients.

Placed catheters, drew blood, assisted in surgery, and monitored anesthesia.


Madrid Zoo and Aquarium

              Practicás (Intern)

Performed various husbandry tasks including: diet preparation, meal distribution, and cleaning marine tanks.

Tested chemical concentrations of water to maintain safe levels.

Completed an intense Spanish short course at Eureka.

2007 - 2008

Texas A&M Experiment Station

Student Worker - Dairy Science

Directed a behavioral research project on the inner drive in cattle to exercise.

Collected data on research bull calves.

Formulated diets, polled and castrated calves, and monitored health daily.

Trained and supervised new workers.

Taught University students about the ongoing research.



Pending: Certified Canine Acupuncturist


Texas A&M - College of Veterinary Medicine

College Station, Texas, USA

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas, USA

Bachelor of Science - Animal Science

Cum Laude


United States International University

Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

Environmental Ethics and African Wildlife Conservation


Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas, USA

High School Diploma and Two Years of University


Certifications & Awards

(Currently in Process) Certified Canine Acupuncturist_2020

Self-Directed International Veterinary Student Travel Award_2014

Texas Public Education Grant - Veterinary Medicine Texas Resident_2014

College of Veterinary Medicine Professional Student Scholarship_2014

College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship_2014

Dr. Charles W & Douglas H Riley Scholarship_2014

Dr. Fred & Vola Palmer Endowed Scholarship_2013

Ball-Kamenar Memorial Scholarship_2013

Self-Directed International Veterinary Student Travel Award_2013

Laboratory Animal Medicine Vendors Veterinary Student Scholarship_2013

Texas Branch AALAS Conference Registration Sponsorship_2012

Registered Laboratory Animal Technician_2011

Registered Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician_2010

Certification of Completion Academia de Español_2008

Cum Laude_2008

TAMU Distinguished Student_2007

Gold Cord Honor for Community Service_2006

UNT Dean's List_2005

UNT Dean's List_2004


Let's Get in Touch
Tel: 1.817.734.3027