My name is Paul Newman and I have been providing mobile veterinary surgical services to over 35 hospitals in middle Tennessee since 2003. Before that, I owned and operated six veterinary hospitals and two kennels in California while providing my surgical expertise to the group of hospitals. Although I am not board certified, I did complete an intensive fifteen month post-doctoral private practice internship program and continued that training under five board certified specialists by working for an additional three years at that teaching facility. I learned many of my skills and procedures through one on one training with boarded surgeons in the Southern California area where I did mobile surgery before coming to Franklin, TN. I have also completed dozens of single procedure wet-labs and weekend seminars learning new skills and procedures including Linear and Hybrid External Fixators, Locking Plate Techniques, and even Total Hip Replacement most recently.
I have an extensive inventory of state of the art surgical equipment and supplies that I bring to your veterinarian’s hospital when I come to operate on your patient. I utilize a mobile veterinary surgery hospital (MASH) which has a state of the art operating suite, extensive patient monitoring, warming, digital radiology, HEPA filter, and defibrillator. My scrub nurses, Stormie or Shandell, who are an experienced veterinary technicians, do the patient preparation and monitoring. We utilize advanced anesthetic monitoring equipment, patient warming devices, and return patient care to your doctor’s staff upon completion of the procedure. Written treatment and go home instructions are then provided before we leave the hospital. I am a veterinarian with a “special interest” in surgery and if you want and can afford a board certified surgeon, there are two facilities in the Nashville area to choose from. I, in no way, represent myself as a surgical “specialist”, only someone who has advanced training, am mobile and well equipped, and has the competency and experience to do many challenging surgical procedures that are out of the comfort zone of many general practitioners.In choosing a surgeon, you should take into account both credentials and experience. I have been doing advanced surgical procedures for over twenty eight years and attend only surgical seminars and wet labs for my continuing education. I have extensive local references, most of whom have been using my services regularly for many years. I am proud to say that my results and outcomes are excellent with virtually all fractures healing well and a complication rate well below the industry standard of 3%. Over 95% of all my slipped disc laminectomy surgeries recover to full ambulation and my hip and cruciate, and patella luxation patients have outstanding results. I have done over seven hundred back surgeries in my career and well over a thousand ACL repairs.
I am also offering the newest procedure for treating cruciate rupture in larger dogs called Tightrope which is less expensive than TPLO and TTA and has significantly less complications and similar or better outcomes.
Please feel free have your veterinarian contact me to discuss any surgical procedure your pet may need. You may also email me directly, but your veterinarian must call to schedule any procedure.
I started working in the veterinary industry in 1996. I joined the Marine Corps from 1999-2002 and then graduated from MTSU in 2003 with a B.S. in psychology. I worked for for over seven years for Banfield The Pet Hospital at multiple locations including the hospital in Murfreesboro. I began working for Dr. Newman and MASH in January of 2012 as a surgical assistant. My duties include pre-surgical examination of the pet, inducing anesthesia, clipping and prepping the patient, performing epidurals for pain control, and scrubbing for surgery. I usually scrub in as an assistant for most procedures assisting Dr. Newman in the operating room. I also recover the patient and apply bandages and splints when necessary. My hobbies include spending time with my two kids and husband Bryan, riding horses, fishing, riding four wheelers, and camping. I also enjoy cooking and reading.
Stormie Newman is my wife and has been assisting me in surgery for ten years and has the same tasks as Shandell.
Stormie also owns a company called Vision Homes and Investments and when she is not working with Paul in the surgical business, she is buying, selling and redeveloping property. Additionally, Stormie is an inspirational speaker and musician and travels quite often to speak and sing at conferences and special events.
Frank (Bam Bam) Bumbalough
Frank (Bam Bam) Bumbalough
Frank Bumbalough is 37 years old and has been a truck driver for fourteen years, local and over the road. He began working with me last November when we put the MASH truck into service as a second part time job. Six months ago he became our full time driver and was trained to assist the surgical scrub nurse. He is currently learning to be a surgical scrub nurse. When Frank is not working, he enjoys going to the gym, fishing, and spending time with his daughter.