Meet the Team


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Dr. Pirkey

Dr. Pirkey is the owner of Sachse Veterinary Hospital in Sachse, Texas and Murphy Veterinary Hospital located in Murphy, Texas. He has been a small and large animal veterinarian since 1986 after attending Texas A&M University and earning his doctorate in veterinary medicine. His two practices have been open for over 20 years. His areas of interest are orthopedic surgery and canine reproduction. The canine reproductive center is located at the Sachse location where he performs various types of insemination. Sachse Veterinary Hospital is one of the largest canine semen storage facilities in the surrounding states. He is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Pirkey and his wife Shelley have four kids. Chase and Kendyl are out of college and the twins, Peyton & Paige are attending the University of Arkansas. They also have "A LOT" of dogs, two horses, one cat, and many Koi fish.

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Dr. Vadell

Cory was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended Texas A&M for both his undergraduate and Veterinary school. Cory earned his Bachelors Degree in Animal Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Upon graduation he joined Sachse and Murphy Veterinary Hospitals and lives in Allen.
Although he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, his greatest passion lies in surgery and radiology. Cory is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Texas Veterinary Medical Association.
In his free time he enjoys both road and mountain biking, exercising and spending time with his wife Reagan, and two dogs, Deuce and Belle.

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Dr. Dunn

Dr. Dunn is an associate veterinarian at Murphy Veterinary and Sachse Veterinary Hospital. He is a native Texan born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He attended Baylor University and the University of Texas at Arlington where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree. He then attended Oklahoma State University where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2014. His area of interest is practicing exotic animal medicine. Over the years Dr. Dunn has held various positions at multiple veterinary hospitals, including emergency and specialty hospitals, small and mixed animal practices, and even the Fort Worth and Dallas Zoos. His time devoted to these jobs has given him the on-the-job experience needed to prepare him for his career. He is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

In his spare time, Dr. Dunn enjoys staying active by doing many activities such as CrossFit and hiking. He and his wife have three pets together, one dog and two cats. He is also older than he looks, which is always a good thing!

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Dr. Ford

Durandel Ford, Jr., MS, DVM, is an associate of Murphy and Sachse Veterinary Hospitals. He was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas until he moved to attend Alabama A&M University where he earned his Bachelor's in Animal Science in 2008. He then attended Tuskegee University where he obtained his MS in Animal & Poultry Science in 2013 as well as his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Ford completed his small animal rotating internship in surgery and internal medicine at Tuskegee University. He has published two articles in ARPN Journal of Agricultural & Biological Science. His areas of interests are small animal surgery, soft tissue as well as canine reproduction. He also enjoys working on large animals. He is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

Outside of work, Dr. Ford enjoys fishing, hunting, restoring classic cars, playing with his American Bullies, riding & roping with his quarter horse "Smitty", as well as spending time with his family and his wife Crystal, who is also a veterinarian. He's a funny guy and loves to joke around.

Sachse Veterinary Hospital

4730 Ranch Road

Sachse, TX 75048

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(972) 442-4441
Fax: (972) 442-7908
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Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed

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