Dr Kenny Carroll

BVetBiol/BVSc (Hons 1), DACVS-SA
Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
ACVS Fellow Candidate, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue)

Kenneth Carroll

Dr. Kenny Carroll is a Sutherland Shire local and grew up in Cronulla. He obtained his veterinary degree from Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga), where he completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science and graduated with First Class Honours in 2017. Following veterinary school, he completed a 1-year surgical internship at the Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) in Canberra, before relocating to the United States for further specialist training. He subsequently completed a 1-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia (UGA), a 3-year small animal surgical residency at North Carolina State University (NCSU), and an 18-month fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis).

While versed in all aspects of surgery, Kenny specialises in advanced minimally invasive soft tissue procedures such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, as well as interventional radiology techniques. With completion of his fellowship at UC Davis, Kenny is the only small animal surgeon in Australasia with subspecialty training in minimally invasive surgery. These keyhole procedures aim to minimise pain and complications related to surgery, while maximising patient outcomes. 

Kenny is the author of several publications in various peer-reviewed veterinary journals including Veterinary Surgery, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Frontiers in Veterinary Science, and Australian Veterinary Journal. He speaks at national and international conferences and is an active member of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society (VES) and Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society (VIRIES). Kenny passed his American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS) specialist examinations in March 2024 and will submit his ACVS credentials for fellow status in minimally invasive surgery in April 2024.

Kenny is excited to be back home in the Shire after his training abroad and when not in the hospital, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife Yolanne and daughter Hallie. 

A complete list of procedures Dr Kenny can offer:


  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy (OVE) (for routine surgical sterilisation)
  • Laparoscopic cryptorchid neuter (for treatment of abdominal cryptorchid testicles)
  • Total laparoscopic gastropexy (for prophylactic treatment of gastric dilatation volvulus, GDV)
  • Laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy (for prophylactic treatment of gastric dilatation volvulus, GDV)
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy (for treatment of adrenal neoplasia such as adrenal carcinoma, adenoma or pheochromocytoma)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (for treatment of uncomplicated gallbladder mucoceles)
  • Laparoscopic phrenoplasty, esophagopexy, and left-sided gastropexy (for treatment of hiatal hernias)
  • Laparoscopic ureteronephrectomy (for treatment of renal neoplasia such as renal carcinoma)
  • Laparoscopic portosystemic shunt attenuation (for treatment of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts with cellophane banding)
  • Laparoscopic liver biopsies (for routine screening of liver disease)
  • Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy (for treatment of inguinal hernias)
  • Laparoscopic lymph node removal (for treatment of neoplastic lymph nodes such as metastatic medial iliac lymph nodes secondary to anal sac adenocarcinoma)
  • Laparoscopic assisted intestinal biopsies (for routine screening of intestinal disease)
  • Laparoscopic-assisted splenectomy (for treatment of uncomplicated splenic disease)
  • Laparoscopic-assisted cystotomy (for treatment and removal of bladder stones)


  • Total thoracoscopic lung lobectomy (for treatment of pulmonary neoplasia such as pulmonary carcinoma)
  • Thoracoscopic-assisted lung lobectomy (for treatment of pulmonary neoplasia such as pulmonary carcinoma)
  • Thoracoscopic subtotal pericardiectomy (for treatment of idiopathic pericardial effusion)
  • Thoracoscopic thoracic duct ligation (for treatment of idiopathic chylothorax)
  • Thoracoscopic ectopic parathyroidectomy (for treatment of ectopic parathyroid disease)
  • Thoracoscopic cranial mediastinal mass removal (for treatment of cranial mediastinal disease such as thymoma)
  • Thoracoscopic portosystemic shunt attenuation (for treatment of portoazygos portosystemic shunts with an ameroid ring constrictor or cellophane banding)
  • Thoracoscopic-assisted PleuralPort placement (for treatment of idiopathic chylothorax)


Interventional Radiology:
  • Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) (for treatment of ureteral stones)
  • Double pigtail ureteral stenting (for treatment of ureteral stones)
  • Urethral stenting (for treatment of urethral strictures and/or urethral neoplasia such as transitional cell carcinoma or prostatic carcinoma)
  • Tracheal stenting (for treatment of tracheal collapse)
  • Percutaneous transvenous coil embolisation (PTCE; for treatment of intrahepatic portosystemic shunts)
  • Prostatic artery embolisation (PAE; for treatment of prostatic carcinoma)
  • Transarterial embolisation (TAE; for treatment of unresectable hepatic neoplasia)
  • Endovascular glue embolisation (for treatment of hepatic and peripheral arteriovenous malformations)


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