Get to know our team
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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, obtaining his MS in Animal & Poultry Science in 2013 and 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 the ARPN Journal of Agricultural & Biological Science. His interests are small animal surgery, soft tissue, and 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,” and spending time with his family and wife, Crystal, a veterinarian. He’s a funny guy and loves to joke around.
Andrew Dunn, DVM was raised in the mid-cities area of Dallas-Fort Worth. He earned his Bachelors in Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2009. After this he obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University in 2014. Upon graduation, Dr. Dunn practiced veterinary medicine at Sachse & Murphy Veterinary Hospitals for many years. He then worked as a relief veterinarian, serving multiple practices in the area, before working in emergency medicine. Since then, Dr. Dunn has returned to Sachse & Murphy Veterinary Hospitals.
Dr. Dunn enjoys all types of cases, but he has particular interest in surgery and exotic animal medicine. He also has a passion for education and has been our veterinary student externship coordinator over the years. He also continues to assist a local veterinary technology program, helping instructors teach future licensed veterinary technicians (LVT’s). In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and exercising.
Cory was born in Houston and raised in Magnolia, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University for both his undergraduate and veterinary degrees. Cory earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in 2014, he joined Sachse and Murphy Veterinary Hospitals and currently lives in Allen, Texas. 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, Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association and Texas Veterinary Medical Association.
In his free time, he enjoys cycling, rock climbing, exercising and travelling. He also loves spending time with his German Shorthaired Pointer named Deuce.
Dr. Pirkey owns Sachse Veterinary Hospital in Sachse, Texas, and Murphy Veterinary Hospital 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, attend the University of Arkansas. They also have “A LOT” of dogs, two horses, one cat, and many Koi fish.