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Isaac Cortes


Isaac Cortes, DVM, Diplomate ACVS is a board-certified veterinary surgeon in Charlotte at Carolina Veterinary Specialists


BS – Campbell University, 2006

DVM – North Carolina State University, 2010


Michigan State University, 2014

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialist, Houston Tx, 2015


Oregon State University, 2016-2019

Board Certification

American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2019

Professional Accomplishments

Originally from NC, Dr. Cortes married his high school sweet heart. After circling the US for his training—they finally moved back to Charlotte with their two sons and many pets. Dr. Cortes enjoys golf, mountain biking, PC building, and swimming.

On a professional level Dr. Cortes has been involved with various implant development projects. He designed a pericardial stent in his surgical residency and is currently a trial veterinarian for new stent products. Dr. Cortes has certifications for various advanced implant systems including Biomedtrix Universal Total Hip, Biomedtrix Micro Total Hip, and Kyon Patella Groove replacement. He enjoys difficult and complex orthopedic procedures and has a special interest in minimally invasive procedures. During residency his research focused on methods of reducing cartilage damage during minimally invasive arthroscopy procedures.

Areas of Special Interest

Complex fracture management, Hip surgery and hip dysplasia, angular limb deformity, total joint replacement, Arthroscopy, limb-spare surgery, Thoracic surgery including PDA, subcutaneous ureteral bypass

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