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Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital


This service is offered at our Akron and Cleveland East locations.

Our Surgery Department consists of a large team of board-certified doctors and technicians invested in caring for your pet’s surgical needs. With doctors specializing in soft-tissue, oncologic, and orthopedic surgery, our practice offers the knowledge and skill required to meet your pet’s medical needs.

Our team of board-certified surgeons and skilled technicians are invested in caring for your pet’s surgical needs. With doctors specializing in soft tissue, oncologic, minimally invasive, and orthopedic surgery, our hospitals offer the knowledge and skill required to handle even the most advanced procedures.

Board-certified veterinary surgeons have mastered techniques and technologies to treat common and more complex surgical problems associated with soft tissue and orthopedic abnormalities. In addition to undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, they complete an internship and residency in their specialized field, an additional three to five years of training. This is followed by a rigorous examination from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Passing this examination grants the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery (DACVS).

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. The surgery department is generally in the hospital from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays (for releases at Akron only). The hospital is open and fully staffed 24 hours a day, offering your pet around-the-clock care and attention.

Getting Treatment

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Our Services

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures involving internal organs, the body wall, masses or tumors, and hernias or defects. Our soft-tissue and oncologic surgery specialists offer elite knowledge and surgical treatment in many different areas.

  • Advanced wound treatment and reconstructive surgery

  • Amputations (digits, limbs, screw tails)

  • Biopsies

  • Brachycephalic syndrome

  • Congenital defects

  • Exploratory surgery

  • Endocrine surgery (adrenal gland, insulinoma, parathyroid and thyroid)

  • Gastropexy

  • Hernia repairs

  • Intestinal foreign body removal

  • Laryngeal paralysis

  • Mass removal

  • Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, stenting)

  • Porto-systemic shunts

  • Stenting placement (trachea, urethra, ureters)

  • Thoracic (chest) surgery

  • Total ear canal ablation (TECA)

  • Tracheal collapse

  • Urinary tract surgery and stone removal

  • Vascular surgery (PDA, PRAA, VRA)

Orthopedic Surgery

The Orthopedic Service handles problems associated with bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Our department performs the latest surgical treatments; using the advanced technology available at MVH, our specialists can diagnose and treat many shoulder, elbow, carpal, stifle, and hock conditions. Some of our abilities include:

  • Angular limb deformity correction

  • Arthrodesis (joint fusion procedures)

  • Arthroscopy (minimally invasive joint surgery)

  • Distal femoral osteotomy

  • Femoral head ostectomy

  • Fracture repairs – from simple to complex

  • Patellar luxation surgery

  • Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)

  • Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)

  • Total hip replacements (cemented and cementless)

  • Triple pelvic osteotomy

  • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis

  • Sliding humeral osteotomy

  • Hip luxation surgery

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