Highland Pet Hospital

5631 U.S. Highway 98 South
Lakeland, FL 33812



Reproductive and Breeding Services

For decades, Highland Pet Hospital has been known as one of the premiere reproductive specialty hospitals in Florida. 

Dr. Carla Barstow leads our reproductive specialty team, and is a Board-Certified Theriogenologist (reproductive specialist), and is one of just a few with this prestigious certification in the state of Florida. For more information on Dr. Barstow, her education and background, please see her biography.

We are here to help anyone who is seeking assistance in breeding their pet. Whether you've experienced the birth of dozens of litters, or you're just considering breeding your pet for the first time, our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure the health of the entire litter.

Some of the Reproduction Services that we offer at Highland Pet Hospital:

  • Breeding Soundness Examinations
  • Progesterone Testing- Same day
  • Artificial Insemination
  • High-risk pregnancy management
  • Gestational Aging via ultrasound
  • Pregnancy diagnosis via ultrasound
  • Pre-whelping puppy counts via radiographs (X-rays)
  • Elective or Emergency C-section
  • Pyometra Treatment
  • Semen Collection and Analysis
  • Genetic Testing
  • OFA Testing

This list is in no way exhaustive, and we will continue to add services as technology continues to advance.