Ext 1: Surgery Department
Ext 2: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology
Ext 3: Ophthalmology
Join us for informal rounds the second and fourth tuesday of each month from 12:30-1:30 pm at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. Bring your radiographs or cases to discuss.
Veterinary Surgical Group, LLP has been providing advanced surgical care on a referral basis for clients and their pets since 1982. Dr. William R. Daly (retired) was one of the first board certified veterinary surgeons to offer surgical care in the Houston metro area. We continue to provide only the most advanced and compassionate surgical care in the area.
We utilize the latest in techniques and equipment to provide advanced surgical care for your pet. We also utilize advanced imaging techniques (in house CT and fluoroscopy) to aid in diagnosis and surgical treatment. Our doctors will make sure you understand your pet's condition, understand your surgical options, and feel comfortable that your pet is being provided with only the best care.
Services and procedures include, but are not limited to:
Max Banwell, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
Dr. Banwell joined Veterinary Surgical Group and Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in 2004. He is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1996. He obtained his veterinary degree from Kansas State University in 2000, completed a small animal medical and surgical internship from 2000-2001 at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He was then accepted in 2001 and completed his surgical residency training in 2004 at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He passed the rigorous examination process to become board certified in Small Animal Surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2005. Dr. Banwell is now the owner and director of Veterinary Surgical Group, LLP. He and his wife, Carly, have a twin boy and girl and a Portugese Water Dog named Ketch. They raise their family in Friendswood. Dr. Banwell is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting and fishing.
Blaine Burkert, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
Dr. Burkert joined Veterinary Surgical Group in 2008. He is a native of Hamburg, Pennsylvania. After working as a computer software engineer at the Kennedy Space Center for 7 years, he graduated with high honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship then a surgical residency at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He became a board certified Small Animal Surgeon in 2006. Dr. Burkert has special interests in vertebral column disorders, cranial cruciate ligament disease, and arthritis. He has three rescued dogs Jivi, Lady Bird and Mabel. When outside of the hospital you can find Blaine riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.