Company Leadership

Medical Advisory Board

ANIMAL healthcare and veterinary Experts

Dr. Scot J. Estep DACVP

Head of Pathology

Dr. Estep is a boarded veterinary pathologist with a clinical slant. He graduated from OSU in 1992. During a 20-year army career, he spent time running busy small animal practices in Missouri and German, 3 years in veterinary pathology residency,  years in neurology and ocular research, and 8 years in wound healing, shock and hemorrhage control research. Specifically he supported the hemostatic dressings that have been credited with saving the lives of hundreds of wounded soldiers and patients in both combat and civilian trauma around the world. 

Dr. Estep is an adjunct professor at the Army Medical Center and School and has lectured and taght around the US and Europe on cytology, diagnostic necropsy, Chagas Disease, feline enteritis, and getting the most from pathology. He has 30 scientific and clinical publications including 2 book chapters. 

Dr. Estep is one of the foremost experts on his passion of feline GI ocular and bone pathology.

Dr. Kent Julius


Dr. Julius is the Founder of Legacy Veterinary Hospital. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1999. During veterinary school he worked as a research assistant grant program that involved trapping and releasing wildlife near swine farms to determine the spread of viruses. He also served as a research assistant in the U of I Toxicology Lab for three years. After graduation he worked for the largest veterinary hospital in Carrollton. He then joined a three-doctor small animal hospital in Coppell for two years before opening Legacy Veterinary Hospital. He also served as a relief veterinarian at the Fort Worth Zoo for 3 years.

Dr. Derrick Nelson


Dr. Nelson earned a Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 1998 and a Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from Texas A&M University. During Dr. Nelson’s fourth year of veterinary school, he completed an externship in Kentucky working on multi-million dollar thoroughbreds, including Kentucky Derby winners. Since graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Nelson has worked in various veterinary clinics in the DFW area. In April 2011, he acquired Town and Country Veterinary Clinic where he currently practices.


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