Ohio Veterinary Surgery & Neurology

SurgeryLocated at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, we are a large team of board-certified doctors and technicians invested in caring for your pet's surgical and neurologic needs. With doctors specializing in soft-tissue, oncologic, neurologic and orthopedic surgery, our practice offers the knowledge and skill required to meet your pet's medical needs.

In addition, understanding your concern for your pet, we aim to alleviate any apprehension by keeping you well informed throughout your pet's stay in the hospital. While the surgery and neurology service is generally in the hospital from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays, we are open and fully-staffed 24 hours a day — offering you and your pet around the clock care and attention.

Getting Treatment

To make an appointment or receive treatment from our board-certified specialists, you'll need a referral from your veterinarian.
Meet Our Doctors Referral Form Drop Off Form New Patient Packet (Surgery) New Patient Packet (Neurology)

Our Services

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Soft Tissue/Oncology Surgery

Focusing solely on soft-tissue and oncologic surgery, Dr. Padgett is able to offer elite knowledge of and surgical treatment for respiratory conditions (laryngeal paralysis, tracheal collapse, chylothorax) endocrine conditions (thyroid disorders, adrenal glands, pancreatic abnormalities), portosystemic shunts and many neoplastic conditions.Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy) allow us to perform many advance procedures in the abdomen or thorax with less potential discomfort and much shorter recovery times. Using small incisions and an inserted camera, we can perform full exploratory surgery, biopsy multiple organs, remove masses, and perform many other procedures. Hospitalization time is shortened and pets are much happier!

All of our surgeons are at the forefront of pain management. We spare nothing to make sure our patients are comfortable.


Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is one of the few referral hospitals in the nation with both on-site CT and MRI. We are also the only veterinary hospital in Northeast Ohio with a superconducting high-field MRI. This technology combined with the skill and expertise offered by Dr. Axlund (our board certified neurologist with an extensive medical and surgical neurologic background) makes Metro a facility unparalleled in Ohio.

Specialists at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital have been using non-invasive procedures for the diagnosis of intervertebral disk disease in chondrodystrophic dogs for over 2 years. We are pleased to announce that in our hospital, invasive neurologic testing is becoming a thing of the past for many paralyzed patients! Utilizing our helical CT scanner and advanced techniques, we are able to offer quick and accurate diagnosis and lessen the anesthesia and potential complications associated with traditional procedures.

Orthopedic Surgery

Ohio Veterinary Surgery and Neurology has been performing hip replacement surgery at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital (MVH) since 2000. Since 2007, both cemented and cementless implants have been used with success.

By focusing solely on orthopedic surgery, Dr. Daye can offer arthroscopy, the most advance cruciate ligament repairs (TPLO, TTA), advanced surgical therapy of elbow and hip dysplasia (TPO, total hip replacement (cemented and cementless), sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO) for elbow arthritis, distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) for severe patellar luxations, and repair of simple to complex fractures and angular deformities. In addition, many closed/limited approach procedures can be performed using fluoroscopy.

Using the advanced technology available at MVH, Dr. Daye can diagnose and treat many shoulder, elbow, carpal, stifle, and hock conditions entirely arthroscopically. Sacroiliac luxations, coxofemoral luxations, ligament avulsions, and even spinal fractures can be treated through stab incisions using fluoroscopy, thereby minimizing patient discomfort and recuperation time.

Our Practice

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Consistent Contact

You will receive a call immediately following your pet’s procedure to let you know their status and the outcome of the procedure or surgery.

In addition, you will receive a call from us every morning that your pet is in the hospital. We perform rounds first thing in the morning and then call you with an update. We will also call you in the evenings — offering an update on how your pet did throughout the day.


Visits are encouraged if you think your pet will appreciate them! Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Simply ask a staff member for more details.

Patient Release

When your pet is ready to go home, we ask that you pick up your pet while the surgical service is still in the hospital (typically between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday) so we can prepare you properly. Staff will review your written instructions, review medications and gladly address any concerns you may have.


After a pet's undergone a procedure, questions are common. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call! If your call is after hours, just leave a voicemail and we’ll get back to you the next business day. If your call is of an urgent nature after hours, call the hospital and inform the emergency service of your concerns.

Current Clinical Investigations

TPLO for ruptured cranial cruciate ligament in small dogs. A retrospective analysis of success and complication rates
Drs. S. Garnett and R. M. Daye
Comparison of Tibial Plateau Angle Changes After Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy with Traditional versus Locking Screw Technology
Drs. A. Conkling, B. Fagan, and R. M. Daye: Published in Veterinary Surgery.
Multi-institutional Biliary/Gall Bladder Study” Sponsored by the Society for Soft Tissue Veterinary Surgery
Dr. S. Padgett: In progress, accepting patients.
Sensitivity of Computed Tomography for the detection and assistance in surgical planning of thoracolumbar type I intervertebral disk extrusions in chondrodystrophic breeds of dogs
Drs. J. Bibevski, T. Axlund, T. Henrickson, and R.M. Daye: In review for publication.
Effect of peri- and post-operative management techniques on incidence of pneumonia in idiopathic canine laryngeal paralysis
Dr. S. Padgett: In progress, accepting patients.
"Recheck Attrition Rates in an Orthopedic Referral Practice."Drs. S. Moody and R. M. Daye: Retrospective study in progress.
"Prognostic factors for granulomatous meningoencephilitis (severity of clinical signs, MRI findings, CSF cytology)."
Dr. D. Gietzen: Retrospective study in preparation.
"Sensitivity of Computed Tomography for the detection and assistance in surgical planning of thoracolumbar type I intervertebral disk extrusions in chondrodystrophic breeds of dogs."
Dr. J. Bibevski: Prospective study in progress.
"A novel technique for tibial tuberosity transposition in the stabilization of medial patella luxations."
Drs. R. Fields and R. M. Daye: Retrospective study in progress.

24/7 Emergency Services & Intensive Care

Our staff of emergency veterinarians and highly trained technical personnel offer state-of-the-art diagnostic tests and treatments to accommodate any trauma or illness.

1053 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd.,
Akron, OH 44321
Phone: 330-666-2976
Fax: 330-666-0519

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