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Steven Baker

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Dr. Steven Baker
Veterinary Specialist
Surgery
Dr. Steven Baker

At a Glance

Board Certified:

Surgery

Education: Michigan State University, University of Pennsylvania, Kansas State University

Dr. Steven Baker grew up in Dearborn, Michigan and spent eight years in East Lansing obtaining his undergraduate degree in zoology followed by a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University. Dr. Baker 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.

Dr. Baker is a board certified small animal surgeon who has published articles relating to biliary surgery, drug elution pharmacokinetics, and rehabilitation. His professional interests include soft tissue, oncologic, orthopedic, and neurologic surgery. Outside of work, he enjoys spending free time with his wife and three sons, staying active and outdoors as much as possible.
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Surgery

We are pleased to offer our clients and patients Steven Baker, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, a Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon.

Dr. Steven Baker grew up in Dearborn, Michigan and spent eight years in East Lansing obtaining his undergraduate degree in zoology followed by a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University. Dr. Baker 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.

Dr. Baker is a board certified small animal surgeon who has published articles relating to biliary surgery, drug elution pharmacokinetics, and rehabilitation. His professional interests include soft tissue, oncologic, orthopedic, and neurologic surgery.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending free time with his wife and three sons, staying active and outdoors as much as possible.

Surgical techniques offered by Dr. Baker at VCA Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center of Kalamazoo:

Soft Tissue:

  • Urinary Surgery - Urethrostomy, Stone Removal, Kidney and Ureteral Surgery
  • Liver and Gallbladder/Biliary Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Hernia Repair - Diaphragmatic, Perineal, Abdominal, Other
  • Airway Surgery - Laryngeal Paralysis, Brachycephalic Airway
  • Thoracic Surgery - Lung Lobe Removal, Mass Removal, Pericardectomy, PRAA, PDA, Chylothorax, Pyothorax, Trauma
  • Ear Surgery - TECA-LBO, VBO
  • Reconstructive Surgery for Large Lacerations/Wound

Surgical Oncology:

  • Mass Removal
  • Body Wall Resection / Reconstruction
  • Liver Masses
  • Adrenal Masses
  • Urinary Masses
  • Thoracic Masses
  • Gastrointestinal Masses
  • Metastatic Lymph Node Excision
  • Anal Sac Cancer
  • Organ and Bone Biopsy
  • Amputation

Orthopedics:

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery - TPLO, Lateral Fabellar Suture
  • Hip Dysplasia Surgery - Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy, Corrective Pelvic Osteotomy, Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis
  • Joint Arthrodesis
  • Correction of Angular Limb Deformity
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Fracture Repair
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Meniscal Tear
  • OCD
  • Biceps Tendinopathy
  • Ligament Injuries

Maxillofacial Surgery:

  • Oral Masses - Mandibulectomy, Maxillectomy
  • Upper and Lower Jaw Fractures

Neurosurgery:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease - Cervical, Thoracolumbar
  • Spinal Tumor Biopsy and Decompression
  • Spinal Fracture Repair
VCA Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center of Kalamazoo

104 West Cork Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Main: 269-381-5228

Fax: 269-381-6090

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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