The initial assessment of Mikey’s leg was that the leg could not be saved and amputation was the best remedy. After an assessment by Dr. Walsh, Mikey underwent surgery where Dr. Walsh reconstructed and saved his limb. Mikey returned to work with his SWAT team and partner in November 2017 and has continued to perform his duties to this day. This is just one of the many examples where Dr. Peter Walsh was contacted to consult on a case and ultimately solved a complicated situation where options were thin to none. We have clients come from as far as Colorado, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area to consult and have surgery performed by Dr. Walsh. If you feel your dog or cat may benefit from a consultation by Dr. Walsh, please contact MarQueen Veterinary Specialty Group at 916-757-6600 to make an appointment. MarQueen Pet Emergency and Specialty is open 24 hours a day, every day.
In addition to the above accomplishments, Dr. Walsh developed one of the best surgery teams during his time as faculty at the U.C. Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Loved by the many clients that had come through those doors, one client was so inspired by Dr. Walsh that she went a step further in her appreciation of him. In the novel, Sight Hound, written by Pam Houston, the fictional veterinarian character, Dr. Evans, is based on the real Dr. Peter Walsh. His drive, his compassion, his knowledge, and his talent as a surgeon all influenced the author to dedicate a character to Dr. Walsh in her story which is one that ultimately illuminates the intangible bond between loved ones. While the story may be fiction, when Dr. Evans crawls into a crate to spend the night with a patient, it is the truth. Simply one of the best out there as a doctor, a surgeon and a human.
Dr. Walsh is located in Sacramento and performs over 50 surgeries a month at MarQueen Pet Emergency & Specialty. Along with limb spare procedures, Dr. Walsh also focuses on repairs for luxations and subluxations, dislocations, and floating kneecaps – TPLO. Minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopy and laparoscopy are also offered at MarQueen Pet Emergency & Specialty.