Brad M. Matz, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Associate Clinical Professor, Surgical Oncology
R. & C. Lowder Distinguished Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology

Brad M. Matz Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



MS, Auburn University, 2012
DVM, Mississippi State, 2012
BS, Mississippi State, Animal and Dairy Science, 2004



Dr. Brad Matz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal and dairy science from Mississippi State in 2004, and the DVM from the same university in 2012, where he was a Giles Scholar. He earned a master’s degree from Auburn University in 2012.

He served a three-year surgical residency and one-year Surgical Oncology Fellowship and was a clinical lecturer at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and was appointed an assistant clinical professor in 2014.

Dr. Matz, upon completing his Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Auburn University, and upon formal approval by the ACVS Board of Regents, earned the credential of ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology.


  • Small Animal Surgery Student Award – The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2008)
  • Award for Clinical Competency in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery – The American Animal Hospital Association (2008)

Publications and Links


Matz BM, Tillson DM, Boothe HW, Dillon RA, Cattley RC. Effect of vascular seal configuration using the LigaSure on arterial challenge pressure, time for seal creation and histologic features. Vet Surg. 2014 Aug; 43(6):761-4.

Matz BM, Boothe HW, Wright J, Boothe DM. Transverse and longitudinal enterotomy closure, effect on saline volume needed for leak testing and intestinal circumference. Can Vet J. Jan 2014; 55(1): 1255–1257.

Nucci DJ1, Liptak JM, Selmic LE, Culp WT, Durant AM, Worley D, Maritato KC, Thomson M, Annoni M, Singh A, Matz BM, Benson J, Buracco P. Complications and outcomes following rectal pull-through surgery in dogs with rectal masses: 74 cases (2000-2013). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 Sep 15; 245(6):684-95

Matz, BM, Henderson. Total laryngectomy in the dog. In preparation for submission.

Matz BM, Mesman M, Montgomery RD. Effect of pilot hole diameter on axial pullout of 3.5 mm self-tapping bone screw. In preparation for submission.

Matz, BM, Henderson, RA, Tillson, DM, Wright, J. Aberdeen and square knots, a comparison study. In preparation for submission.

Matz, BM, Tillson, DM, Boothe, HW, Dillon, RA. Use of bipolar, feedback controlled electrothermal systems in small animal surgery. Masters Project.

MMP Levels in Artificially Induced Rat Tendon Injuries. Assisted with project and performed sample and tissue preparation. Principle investigator: Dr. Ed Silverman

Implementation of New Lameness Scoring System in Broiler Chicken Flocks. Participated in project. Principle investigator: Joint effort between Univ. of Georgia and MSU