After seven years of school in College Station, Dr. Matthew Filip returned to his hometown in 2003 with a doctorate degree from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. His decision to focus specifically on cats was largely influenced by his admiration for feline vets involved in his training. Ever since, he has never regretted the decision to work in a small clinic far away from the howling of beagles and teeth of chihuahuas. With his focus narrowed to one species, he has been able to explore an interest in what he considers the most common problems affecting cats, especially dentistry and dietary management. He hopes that before he retires, he will see a decline in the incidence of the leading illness affecting older cats - chronic progressive kidney dysfunction - and believes that proper preventative care and dentistry will accomplish that goal.Dr. Filip resides in nearby Timbergrove with the six women in his life...his wife, Amanda , his daughter, Anna, the newest addition to the family, his son William, along with two dogs and two cats. He enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, reading on his Kindle, and playing strategy games.