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Surgery

Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists has offered general practice veterinarians the option of referral for patients with challenging surgical needs since 1995. Our surgeons each underwent four years of additional training after four years of veterinary school to focus on surgery for dogs and cats. They have all passed the Board Examination of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, giving us the largest group of boarded small animal surgeons in Kentucky. In addition to their training and experience, they offer the latest in surgical instrumentation and imaging, including myelography and computed tomography (CT or CAT scan).

Learn more: American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Meet Our Surgeons

Randall A. Graehler, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Randall Graehler is a 1987 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship at University of Missouri in 1988, and a surgical residency at University of Tennessee in 1991.

Aric A. Applewhite, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Aric Applewhite is a 1996 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He completed an internship at North Carolina State University in 1997, and a surgical residency at University of Georgia in 2001.

Benjamin C. Neat, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Benjamin Neat is a 2002 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts in 2003, and a surgical residency at Ohio State University in 2006.

Stephen R. Royals, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Stephen Royals is a 2001 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship at Texas A&M University in 2002 and a surgical residency at University of Florida in 2005.