Staff Surgeon

Dr. Roy T Faulkner, DVM, MS

Dr. Roy Faulkner is a 1971 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University. Prior to attending Auburn University and obtaining his DVM degree, Dr. Faulkner attended the University of Florida where he graduated (1967) with a BS degree in Animal Science. Following graduation Dr. Faulkner spent two years in general small animal practice in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1973, Dr. Faulkner reentered the US Army Veterinary Corp and served as Chief of Surgery at the U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)  in Frederick, Maryland and Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Clinical Investigation Service, Ft. Gordon, Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Faulkner has a board range of experience in veterinary medicine, from general small animal practice, serving in the US Army veterinary corps, teaching at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, providing surgical services for the SPCA of  St. Petersburg, managing the Animal Emergency Clinic in St. Petersburg, Florida and providing surgical services for multiple veterinary hospitals in Pinellas County.

In 1976, Dr. Faulkner attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where he completed a one year surgical internship, a three small animal surgical residency and completed a masters degree in small animal veterinary medicine. In 1982, Dr. Faulkner came to the St. Petersburg area and set up his surgical practice.  He has acted as the chief staff veterinary surgeon at Skyway Animal Hospital, Park Animal Hospital, Caladesi Animal Hospital, Midway Animal Hospital and Gateway Animal Hospital. In addition to the previous veterinary hospitals, Dr. Faulkner, since 1982, has performed veterinary surgical services at Tyrone Animal Hospital, Cat Hospital on Park, Baymoorings Veterinary Hospital, Gandy Blvd Animal Hospital (Tampa), Bell-Shoals Animal Hospital (Tampa), Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, Gulfport Veterinarian Clinic, Metzler Animal Hospital, Colonial Animal Hospital, Baycrest Animal Hospital

On-site Veterinary Surgical Services (OVSS) can provide a wide range of surgical procedures, both soft tissue and orthopedic. With On-site Veterinary Surgical Services, Dr. Faulkner can offer specialized small animal veterinary surgical services to veterinary hospitals in the area. This service can provide surgical expertise that may not normally be available at the veterinary hospital and would require a referral away from the veterinary clinic. OVSS comes to the veterinary clinic and provides the necessary surgical instrumentation.