BluePearl Pet Surgery
Town ‘N’ Country
Tampa, FL

8:00 am-5:00 pm
8:00 am-Noon

Pet surgery by BluePearl.

Precision care for what matters most – helping your pet live a longer and better life.

We understand that seeing your pet experience an emergency or condition that requires surgery can be stressful. Fortunately, our veterinary surgery team is made up of experts in performing complex procedures using the latest state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, and we’re here to help. 

Our commitment is not just to delivering highly advanced surgical care; it’s to enhance the well-being of your pet and be with you every step of the way.

A vet specialist holds a small grey puppy wearing a cone on an exam table.

Conditions we treat.

A BluePearl anesthesiology and pain management vet prepares to fix an anesthetic facemask on a yellow lab while a vet tech helps hold the dog on the exam table.

If your pet has a condition or injury that requires advanced care and procedures, you’ll have an entire surgery team helping to improve your pet’s quality of life so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Cancer
  • Chronic diseases like ear or respiratory tract infections
  • Congenital conditions like dysplasia or heart defects
  • Emergencies like swallowing a foreign body
  • Hernias
  • Trauma or injuries, including fractures, ligament and tendon injuries

Services we offer.

Your pet will receive unparalleled medical care during their time at the hospital (and they’ll be spoiled with love and attention, too).

Advanced diagnostics

Your pet can’t tell us what’s wrong, so we use sophisticated diagnostics and imaging tools to uncover the source of the problem.

  • Biopsy
  • Radiography (x-rays)
  • Ultrasound

Treatment plans

Just as no two patients are the same, neither are their treatment plans. Our surgery team has experience with a range of advanced procedures and minimally invasive options to get your pet on the path to wellness, including:

  • Orthopedic surgery (for the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons)
  • Soft tissue surgery (for non-bone tissues and internal organs)

Our board certified specialists and surgery team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our surgery team is made up of veterinarians, vet technicians and assistants, and support staff with rigorous training and experience in specialty medicine. The team works hand in hand to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves. Because we’re a multidisciplinary hospital, the team can consult the expertise of other specialty departments, too.

Callum Hay

Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

On the job

Dr. Callum Hay’s passion is finding the most consistent ways to attain best practices with surgery in dogs and cats. With nearly 30 years of experience, he has performed numerous orthopedic, neurological, and soft tissue surgeries. His primary focus is knee, hip, and fracture repair.

He has published research on the biological response of the canine knee to ligament damage in the American Journal of Veterinary Research. He has published a wide range of articles in the veterinary literature including several book chapters on arthritis.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Large Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Off duty

Dr. Hay enjoys giving back to the community through charitable work.

Leslie Thomas

Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

On the job

Dr. Leslie Thomas performs a wide variety of soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurological surgical procedures. She has a special interest in oncologic (cancer) and reconstructive surgery, Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), and fracture repair. 

Dr. Thomas has conducted research on an implantable antibiotic delivery system and has publications in the Veterinary Surgery Journal, The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and The Canadian Veterinary Journal. She has also taught other veterinarians advanced surgical techniques and has presented at the Veterinary Orthopedic Society conference. 

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Annapolis, MD
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Surgical Services, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Stetson University, DeLand, FL
Off duty

Outside of work, Dr. Thomas can often be found at the stables riding horses or at home enjoying time with her husband and two dogs.

What to expect.

We want you to be prepared for your pet’s visit to the surgeon, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our entire BluePearl team will be with you every step of the way.

Before your visit

  • Make a consultation appointment by calling us directly or via referral from your pet’s primary vet. 
  • We’ll get records from your primary or emergency vet before your visit and collaborate with them to discuss your pet’s history and current condition.

During your visit

  • When possible, we’ll examine your pet with you by their side to make them more comfortable. If additional tests are needed, we’ll discuss those options with you.
  • You’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions as we go over your pet’s diagnosis and treatment plan options together.
  • If appropriate, we’ll schedule your pet’s procedure and make sure you’re aware of any symptoms you should watch out for at home. 

After your visit

  • Our team will continue to partner with your primary veterinarian as part of the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in their treatment plan. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication, maintaining a specific diet or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.