Brittany Cortina, DVM (Akron & Cleveland East)
Dr. Cortina grew up in Miami, Florida. She attended Florida State University and after graduation she pursued her veterinary education at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Following graduation, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at the Oklahoma State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She moved to Akron in 2019 to complete a one-year specialized surgical internship here at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. She was later selected to continue her training at Metropolitan in a rigorous three-year surgical residency program, during which time she also published in Veterinary Surgery, a prestigious veterinary medical journal.
Dr. Cortina is skilled in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, however, her specific surgical interests include oncologic surgery, emergency surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. She is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery, Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, and AO Vet North America, among other professional organizations.
Outside of work, Dr. Cortina loves spending time outdoors, on the water, trying new foods, fitness, the performing arts, and traveling the world.