Specialty Surgery

Applecross Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer specialty surgical services through ACVS board-certified surgeon Dr. Tim Preston.
Dr. Preston is a consultant and will be accepting surgical cases via referral through the hospital.

Services Available

  • TPLO
  • Patella Correction
  • Shoulder OCD
  • Femoral head and neck osteotomy (FHO)
  • Fracture Repairs
  • Hip Toggle
  • Shoulder reconstruction
  • Vulvoplasty
  • Anal Sacculectomy

Additional Services Available

Dr. Tim Preston

Dr. Preston is originally from Melbourne, Australia and over the past decade he has been gathering skills and expertise from around the world. After obtaining his veterinary degree from Melbourne University, he then undertook vigorous internships in Oregon and Seattle, followed by an ACVS surgical residency in Perth, Australia. When he finished his residency, Dr. Preston became an assistant professor at Purdue University and then began working across the USA and Canada. He has since settled on Vancouver Island with his wife and family. Dr Preston has extensive experience in all types of specialist surgeries. His consulting practice focuses on elective procedures for dogs and cats including TPLO, fracture repair, patella luxation correction, brachycephalic airway surgery, perineal urethrostomy, femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO). If the procedure your pet requires is not listed here, Dr. Preston will be able to discuss options available to you during the consultation.

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If you’re thinking of finding a new veterinarian for your pet, or just want to take advantage of our expert services, we invite you to contact our hospital to determine if Snarky Dog is the right fit for you and your pets. Call for an appointment or use our quick and easy online appointment form. You can also complete our new client form here. We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • TPLO
  • Patella Correction
  • Shoulder OCD
  • Femoral head and neck osteotomy (FHO)
  • Anal Sacculectomy
  • Fracture Repairs
  • Hip Toggle
  • Shoulder reconstruction
  • Vulvoplasty

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