Dr. Matt Schuessler
Dr. Matt was born in Austin, TX. He is a lifelong resident of Spicewood, TX as well as being a 5th generation Texan. His family settled in the hill country before Texas was a republic and some of his family has been credited with helping to sign the first peace treaty with the local Native Americans.
Dr. Matt began his college journey at Tarleton State University where he received his first bachelor’s degree in animal science. From there he moved to College Station, TX and enrolled in the master’s program for animal nutrition at Texas A&M University, where he received his bachelor’s in Veterinary Medicine. He attended the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his doctorate in Veterinary medicine in 1998.
Dr. Matt’s passion for animals started at an early age. He grew up in a small farming and ranching environment. “It was truly like Noah’s Ark as a kid growing up. There were cows, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, horses, goats, sheep, donkeys, along with pet raccoons and orphaned deer all over our place. There was always something sick or injured that needed our help”.
Dr. Matt and family opened the doors to Paleface Veterinary Clinic in September of 2003. “I wanted to come back home and I felt like Spicewood needed a veterinary clinic. We built it with our faith in God”.
Dr. Matt works with the local youth through the 4-H and FFA Clubs. He is on the Lake Travis High School Advisory Board and has been on the Burnet County Livestock Committee Board for 15 years. He is a past president of the local Veterinary Medical Association and a current member of the Capitol Area Veterinary Association as well as the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Matt has been married to his wife Keren for 25 years and they have 2 grown children Colten and Mattilyn. They also have 2 granddogs “Delilah” and “Apache” and a cat named “Tamale” (named by his nephews). Dr. Matt enjoys spending his free time being outdoors, cooking BBQ, family gatherings and attending Collegiate Athletic events. He is an active member in his Church and Emmaus Community.