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Less Pain Means More Gain

Nocita, also known as the pain shot, provides 72 hours of post-op pain relief for your pet without narcotic side effects. Ask us about Nocitia for your orthopedic patient.

New Advances in ACL Surgery

Rear leg lameness is a common problem for all breeds, sizes and ages of dogs and even cats. The newest procedure to repair ACL, Cora Based Leveling Osteotomy (CBLO), can benefit young, overweight and over active patients.

Why use a Surgical Specialist?

Just as physicians are specialized, so are some veterinarians. Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Dean has over 37 years of surgical experience.

Physical Rehabilitation

Most surgical patients receive laser and cold compression therapy while hospitalized to aide with swelling and healing.

First in Fort Worth

Our Fort Worth office offers computed tomography, or CT Scan. We are the first veterinary surgical center in Fort Worth to offer this valuable diagnostic and surgical tool.


Same Day Surgery

Many owners take advantage of our same surgery as consult. No need to take more time off from work , school or play for additional appointments.


Lasting Pain Relief

Nocita, a non-narcotic, slow release local anesthetic administered directly into the surgical site at closure provides 72 hours of pain relief for your pet. Nocita can be used on most orthopedic patients.


TPLO Video

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is currently the preferred procedure for cranial cruciate rupture or instability in all dogs. TPLO surgery does not repair the ligament, but it changes the biomechanics of the stifle or knee joint so that the CCL is no longer needed.


TPLO just got better.  A new procedure called Cora Based Leveling Osteotomy (CBLO) is similar to TPLO, however it offers increased stability due to compression screw, no pivot shift or balcony effect and results in ample bone target. In addition, it can be performed on young dogs and those with an excessive tibia plateau angles, which is found in breeds like bulldogs. Dr. Don A. Hulse, D.V.M. at Texas A&M pioneered this alternate procedure that reduces the tibial plateau angle (TPA) by modifying the proximal tibial procurvatum using center of rotation of angulation.


01 Who We Are

Fort Worth Veterinary Surgical is a locally owned, family oriented referral hospital for small animals needing surgery or special diagnostics. Our mission is to provide you and your pet with individualized, personal service and quality surgical care. We are simply an alternative to larger, faster paced surgical centers. You may also find our pricing more pleasing to the pocketbook. We enjoy and strongly prefer working with your veterinarian, as we do not offer routine primary veterinary care or preventative medicine. It is our goal to keep your veterinarian informed of all aspects of the diagnosis, surgery and aftercare.

Dr. Paul Dean is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).
After completing veterinary school he completed a three-year surgical residency, which included specific training, caseloads and research followed by rigorous testing administered by ACVS. This commitment to surgical excellence enables him to be called a surgical specialist.

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02 What We Do

We offer diverse surgical services for diverse animals from orthopedic to soft tissue to neurological.



The treatment of bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons fall into orthopedics. The most common orthopedic injury in dogs is cranial cruciate ligament injury, with juvenile hip dysplasia another cause of lameness in young dogs.


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Soft tissue

Does your pet strain while trying to go to the bathroom? Veterinary soft tissue surgery includes skin issues such as anal tumors, ear, liver, gastrointestinal, urogenital, and oncological surgeries.




Has your pet’s snoring ever awakened you at night? Nose and throat surgeries open airways to improve breathing and reduce noise.



A pet that suddenly drags his rear legs or is unable to use them causes great alarm to owners. This sudden onset could be a back or neck disc extrusion and require emergency care.




Fix your attention on this! Many surgeries are now done with scopes in tiny incisions. These minimally invasive approaches offer reduced pain, faster healing and decreased risk of postoperative infections.



Same Day

Many owners take advantage of our same day surgery as pre-surgical consultation. No need to take more time off from work, school or play for additional appointments.


03 Testimonials

It has been one year since you operated on my poodle, Penny for her liver shunt. I wanted to reach out and say thank you again she is doing amazing and would never have known how bad she was just one year ago. Everyone at both locations were always so very helpful. Without you guys she wouldn’t be here today!

God Bless,
Brittney and Penny

Grey, my 10 year old pup recovered (mostly) from his TPLO.

I would have never thought we’d be here! The first month of recovery was full of anxiety.  It was like carrying around a thin glass ball that could shatter at any time and it was up to me to make sure it remained intact. I followed your instructions exactly (98% of the time) and it all paid off.

My jogs with my dogs each evening is the highlight of my day. Seeing them happy and enjoying the moment brings me serenity and peace. And seeing Grey do this pain free brings me tears of joy. The fact that I can be here again with Grey and Georgia is purely due to Dr Dean’s skills as an excellent surgeon and his amazing staff, including the best receptionist ever!  I can’t express enough at how impressed I have been with Grey’s results.  I’ll say this again, this is due to Dr Deans skills as a surgeon. Thanks to you all for allowing me to once again have these evening jogs with Grey and Georgia that I so desperately missed.  Well worth the drive from Midland for this top notch surgeon and staff!