Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital focuses on oral, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

Surgeries are performed using sterile technique which includes gowns, caps, masks, shoe covers, sterile gloves, and sterile surgical instruments. Separate surgery rooms are used for all procedures that require sterile technique. Anesthesia is constantly monitored by a registered veterinary technician and a second technician is available in the event the veterinarian needs additional assistance in advanced procedures.

Spays and Neuters

Surgical removal of the reproductive organs


Surgical removal of 3rd phalange

Dewclaw Removal

Removal of the digit on the hind leg when it is loose to prevent them from ripping off which can be painful and prone to infection.

Umbilical/Inguinal Hernias

Protrusion of abdominal fat or a portion of abdominal organs around the umbilicus.


Suturing the stomach to the abdominal wall to prevent torsion or bloat which is life threatening


Removal of the spleen due to tumors or trauma


Removal of bladder and urethral stones

Abdominal Exploratory

Gastronomy, enterotomy, IRA, Intestinal tumor removal

Anal Sacculectomy

Removal of the anal sacs due to chronic inflammation or disease

Limb Amputation

Removal of a front or hind limb due to disease or injury

ACL Knee Surgery (Tight Rope Procedure)

A type of lateral suture stabilization to repair a torn ACL

Medial Luxating Patellar Surgery (Tibial Tuberosity Transposition)

Commonly seen in cats and dogs where the patella or knee cap is popping out of the stifle or knee joint

FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy)

Surgical removal of the head and neck of the femur due to fractures or chronic pain

Fracture Repair

Correcting any break in bone or cartilage

Digital Amputation

Removal of phalange due to trauma or disease

Perineal Urethrostomy (PU)

Surgical method to prevent urethral obstructions in cats in the future

Aural Hematoma Surgery

Collection of blood between the skin and cartilage of the ear flap. An incision is made to remove the fluid and sutures placed to prevent fluid from building back up

Tail Amputation (secondary to trauma or cancer)

Removal of tail due to trauma or disease

Skin/Subcutaneous Mass Removals

Surgical removal or punch biopsy to remove benign or malignant masses

Ophthalmic Surgery

Surgery of the eye and the tissue and structures surrounding the eye.

Oral Mass Removal

Surgical removal of a mass in the oral cavity which can be benign or malignant.

Customer Reviews

  • Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital is by far and away the best veterinary clinic I have ever visited. I have been bringing my four-legged family members here for 10+ years and would never even consider seeing another veterinary practice.

    Shane C.

  • Always a happy, caring staff who my lab/coon-hound Ollie LOVES! No issues ever going into here for his vaccinations and check-ups. Everyone working there has been extremely kind and helpful. I'm very glad I found this gem of a Veterinary Hospital as soon as I moved to Columbus about 2 years ago.

    David W

  • I have been taking my 2 Italian Greyhounds here for a few years and we love it! The staff genuinely cares and always takes the time to answer any and all questions and always explains everything thoroughly and the facility is always clean.

    Jaime K.

  • We love taking our dog here! Excellent service and care from the moment you walk in the door. They really care about your pet and will follow up to make sure they are doing well. Excellent communication about plan of care and necessary treatment.

    Angela F.

  • I'm 100% pleased with the quality, compassion, knowledge and skill of all the staff. They have been extremely understanding of my situation and have been very compassionate. If my pets could speak, I'm sure they would agree. I highly recommend the Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital!

    Jay F.

  • I can't say enough good things about this vet! I'm a first time dog mom and the doctors and staff here have put me at ease every visit. They don't just care for your pets medical needs, they also give them the love and attention they need to be comfortable here, which makes every visit a breeze. They are also extremely flexible with scheduling appointments. Highly recommend this vet to anyone!

    Kirby F.

  • Dr. Joanna and Dr. Adam Parsons are so kind, compassionate, thorough and treat each of my dogs like they're one of the family. The office staff and vet techs are amazing and they accommodate even the most behaviorally challenged dogs with ease and understanding. I love that my dogs get such an excited greeting every time they visit. This truly is the best vet's office I've ever been to and I'd never take my dogs anywhere else.

    Katie C.