Dr. Marty Ivey comes from a large farming family in the lower valley of El Paso. After graduating from high school in 1982, he attended Texas A&M University where he received a BS in Animal Science in 1986 and his veterinary degree in 1990. He began his career as a veterinarian at Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico and eventually began working at Trinity Meadows Racetrack near Weatherford, Texas. This work lead to his relationship and eventual partnership with Dr. Mike Fox and Dr. Steve Hurlbert.
Dr. Ivey and his wife Dawn have three daughters, Renae, Macy and Bailey. His special interests are veterinary care of equine athletes in general, racing Quarter Horses and western sports horses specifically.
Dr. Ivey serves as a member on the local school board in Brock. He also serves on the AAEP Racing Committee and the AAEP On Call Program as a veterinary consultant for televised Quarter Horse stakes races in his region.