Company Leadership

Medical Advisory Board

ANIMAL healthcare and veterinary Experts

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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