Ben J. Bayer - Lead Surgery Veterinarian


Dr. Bayer, DVM, DACVS-SA, brings 10+ years of experience to the surgery team.

  • Dr. Ben Bayer is a 2003 graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, he pursued advanced training in surgery including a surgical internship and a surgical residency at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bayer became a board-certified small animal surgeon (Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal) in 2012. He practiced in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex for approximately 9 years before spending the last 2 years of practice in Austin, TX.
  • Dr. Bayer enjoys helping owners understand the illnesses and injuries affecting their pets and the current treatment options (surgical and non-surgical) available to improve their quality of life. He is dedicated to providing his owners with the information they need to make a treatment decision that is best for their pet and their family. Dr. Bayer enjoys performing tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) and other knee surgeries, fracture repairs, and challenging soft tissue and oncologic surgeries.
  • Dr. Bayer was born and raised in Arlington, TX, and grew up spending time throughout the Dallas/Fort-Worth metroplex and North Texas traveling for family, school and sports. Life has taken him to stops in the Midwest, Mountain West, and other cities in Texas, and while he enjoyed his time outside the metroplex he is excited to move back to work in the community he grew up in. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys playing soccer, running, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.