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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.




Surgical techniques:

Soft Tissue:

Urinary Surgery- Urethrostomy, Stone removal, kidney and ureter surgery

Liver and Gallbladder surgery

Intestinal surgery for mass and foreign body

Splenectomy

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

Surgical Oncology:

Large mass removal

Body wall resection / reconstruction

Liver masses

Adrenal tumors

Urinary tumors- TCC, kidney tumors

Intestinal tumors

Metastatic lymph node excision

Anal sac cancer

Organ and bone biopsy

Orthopedics:

Hip dysplasia surgery: Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy, Triple and Double Pelvic Osteotomy, Juvenile Pubic Symphisiodesis

Joint arthrodesis

Correction of angular limb deformity

Patellar luxation

Fracture repair

Cruciate Ligament Surgery- TPLO, Lateral Fabellar Suture

Advanced arthritis care - joint injections, platelet-rich plasma

Elbow dysplasia

Meniscal tear

OCD

Biceps tendonopathy

Fragmented Medial Coronoid excision

Maxillofacial Surgery:

Oral tumors - mandibulectomy, maxillectomy

Upper and lower jaw fractures

Skull Fractures

Neurosurgery:

Atlantoaxial subluxation

Intervertebral Disc Disease (cervical, thoracolumbar)

Spinal tumor biopsy and decompression

Wobblers disease surgery

Lumbosacral disease

Spinal fracture repair

Spinal fluid sampling- CSF tap

Diagnostic Radiographs

CT Scan - Coming Soon!

24 Hour Critical Care Hospitalization

Payments

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.

CareCredit

Discounts

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.

Sign up using the form below or call 269-381-5228.

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