Dr. Sheldon Padgett, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dr. Padgett grew up in northwest Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University for both his undergraduate studies and his veterinary degree (making him a true Buckeye). After graduation from veterinary school, he spent a year of intensive training at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following this, he pursued a surgical residency at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During the 3-year surgical residency, he also obtained his Master’s degree. After practicing in Massachusetts for 3 years, he then came back to Ohio in 2000 and established Veterinary Surgery Services of NE Ohio, now Ohio Veterinary Surgery and Neurology, LLC, the surgical practice at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, and part of the Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Group.
While all small-animal board certified surgeons are trained in both orthopedic and general (soft-tissue) surgery, Dr. Padgett is able to concentrate primarily on soft tissue surgery (mostly within body cavities). Dr. Padgett has published and lectured on many topics such as liver surgery, pain management, endocrine surgery, thoracic and airway surgery and thyroid surgery. One of his special interests includes surgical oncology, or the surgical treatment of tumors. He enjoys this field as it is both challenging, and it allows him to work closely with other specialists for the best care available to his patients. He is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Veterinary Cancer Society, and the Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery.