- Emergency Services
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We are pleased to offer the following services at Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center:
Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon
Dr. Baker, grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, and spent 8 years in East Lansing obtaining his undergraduate degree in zoology followed by a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University. He then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, followed by a small animal surgical residency at Kansas State University. Following his residency, he worked as a small animal surgeon in private practice in the northern Chicago suburbs. He has published articles relating to biliary surgery, drug elution pharmacokinetics, and rehabilitation. His professional interests include soft tissue, oncologic, orthopedic, and neurologic surgery. He enjoys spending free time with his wife and two sons and staying active and outdoors as much as possible, and of course avidly supporting the Spartans.
Urinary Surgery- Urethrostomy, Stone removal, kidney and ureter surgery
Liver and Gallbladder surgery
Intestinal surgery for mass and foreign body
Hernia repair- diaphragm, perineal, abdominal
Airway Surgery- Laryngeal Paralysis, Brachycephalic airway
Chest surgery; lung lobe removal, mass removal, Pericardectomy, PRAA, PDA, chylothorax, pyothorax, trauma
Ear surgery- TECA-BO, VBO
Reconstructive surgery for large laceration/wound
Advanced wound management- in and outpatient
Large mass removal
Body wall resection / reconstruction
Urinary tumors- TCC, kidney tumors
Metastatic lymph node excision
Anal sac cancer
Organ and bone biopsy
Hip dysplasia surgery: Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy, Triple and Double Pelvic Osteotomy, Juvenile Pubic Symphisiodesis
Correction of angular limb deformity
Cruciate Ligament Surgery- TPLO, Lateral Fabellar Suture
Advanced arthritis care - joint injections, platelet-rich plasma
Fragmented Medial Coronoid excision
Oral tumors - mandibulectomy, maxillectomy
Upper and lower jaw fractures
Intervertebral Disc Disease (cervical, thoracolumbar)
Spinal tumor biopsy and decompression
Wobblers disease surgery
Spinal fracture repair
Spinal fluid sampling- CSF tap
CT Scan - Coming Soon!
24 Hour Critical Care Hospitalization
Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital and Veterinary Referral Center accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, or Visa. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.
Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital and Veterinary Referral Center offers discounted services to local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.
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