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Our Surgeon – Dr. Byron Young, Boarded Surgeon

Dr. Byron Young is a graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his surgical residency and Masters of Veterinary Medicine at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and became a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004. Prior to joining Suncoast Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, he served as the Staff Surgeon with D.C. Vets Small Animal Veterinary Surgery of Northern Virginia and Maryland. He excels in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and maintains special interests in reconstructive surgery, trauma surgery, and soft tissue oncologic procedures. Dr. Young is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncologists. He also serves as an active ACVS committee member.

Abdominal Surgeries

  • Laparoscopy
  • Exploratory laparotomy and biopsies
  • Cystotomy
  • Urethral stents
  • Ureteral obstructions
  • pancreatic procedures
  • GDV
  • Splenectomy
  • Gallbladder surgeries
  • Hepatic/liver procedures
  • Pyometra
  • C – sections
  • endocrine procedures
  • Megacolon
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Facial fold dermatitis
  • Episioplasty
  • Septic abdomen
  • Feeding tube placements

Thoracic Surgeries

  • Thoracoscopy
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Tracheal stents
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Mediastinal mass removals
  • Esophageal surgeries
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Diaphragmatic hernias

General Surgeries

  • Bullae osteotomy
  • TECA
  • Lateral ear canal ablation
  • Nasal surgery/Stenotic nares
  • Brachycephalic airway surgery
  • Palate deformities
  • Mandibular fractures
  • Minor periocular surgeries
  • Oral/facial cancers/tumors
  • Thyroid/throat tumors
  • Laryngeal collapses

Surgical Oncology

  • Mass removals and planning for treatments

Additional Procedures

  • Skin grafts
  • Advanced wound management and care
  • Cosmetic procedures – fold dermatitis