Dr. Joe Martinez

Dedham Veterinarian
Dr. Martinez graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. He then completed an internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialist in New Jersey and then followed that with several years in private practice in the New England area. In 2002, while recovering from what was his third open heart surgery for a congenital heart defect, he studied Perfusion Technology at Northeastern University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. From 2003 to 2006 he served in a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston and held an appointment as instructor in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He then matched into a veterinary cardiology residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. For health and personal reasons, he left the residency prior to becoming board qualified and would later join VCA Robert’s animal hospital with a focus in the areas of cardiology, emergency medicine, and primary care. That was followed by a short stint at Chestnut Street Animal Hospital in Needham. He then founded Castlerock Pets (a privately owned and family run business entity) and purchased Animed Pet Hospital in June 2023.

Dr. Martinez was born in Boston, where he now lives, but considers Colorado, where he went to college and veterinary medical school his second home. All of his spare time is spent with his family enjoying the great wealth of riches that life has to offer. He also enjoys cycling, building Lego sets with his son, is a bit of a coffee connoisseur, and considers himself a foodie and stick hockey enthusiast. His professional interests include cardiology, emergency medicine and critical care. He has special training, experience, and a strong interest in cardiothoracic medicine, echocardiography, and thoracoscopy.