The Animal Specialty Center surgical department is comprised of board-certified small animal surgeons and a dedicated team of skilled veterinary technicians and assistants. Our specialists work as a team along with you primary care veterinarian to assure your pet receives the very best surgical care available.
Our surgeons are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Members of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons undergo a one-year rotating internship and a three-year surgical residency. After completing the full training program, the candidate is required to pass a rigorous three-day exam. Only upon successful completion of these requirements can veterinarians become a veterinary surgical specialist.
Animal Specialty Center surgeons perform many technically challenging surgeries, both soft tissue and orthopedic in nature. Surgeries commonly performed include, but are not limited to the following:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
The surgical team at Animal Specialty Center performs minimally invasive surgery for many surgical procedures. Minimally invasive surgical procedures allow patients to experience less post-operative pain compared to traditional surgery, typically with a reduction in hospitalization and recovery times. During these unique procedures, surgeons utilize specialized equipment to operate on your pet, making small incisions, using cameras and instruments to perform the surgery.
Soft Tissue and Oncological Surgery
Our surgeons are able to handle any type of surgery your pet may need when your pet needs soft tissue surgery. Our expert team will discuss the best surgical option for your pet so that your pet is back to good health as soon as possible.
Minimally Invasive Surgery includes
The benefits of minimally-invasive surgery include
Quick recovery time
Low risk of infection
Reduced blood loss
Upper airway procedures: Surgeries of the oral and nasal cavities, Brachiocephalic Syndrome treatment, laryngeal tie-back
Surgeries of the thorax: Procedures involving the lungs, heart and the thoracic wall
Gastrointestinal Procedures: Surgery of liver, gallbladder, and intestinal tract
Urinary Tract Surgeries: Urinary stone removal; kidney, bladder, and urethral surgery
Excision of tumors
Reconstructive surgery for extensive skin wounds or tumor resection
Your pet may be referred to us for orthopedic surgery after receiving an evaluation by your family veterinarian. After examining your pet, we will discuss with your pet’s orthopedic surgery options with you and together we will go over the surgical plan. Our focus is on the improved quality of life and mobility for your pet.
We perform all types of orthopedic surgery, including
Arthroscopy – For joint diseases, including OCD
Stabilization surgery for cranial cruciate ligament disease (TPLO, CBLO, bone anchors)
Diseases of the hip
Total hip replacements (large and small breed dogs and cats)
Total knee replacements (dogs)
Angular limb deformities/growth deformity correction
Limb salvage surgery
Treatment of bone fractures under fluoroscopic guidance
Revision orthopedic surgery
Advanced surgical planning using CT based 3D modeling
Our surgical team is well-qualified to address your pet’s surgical needs with excellent surgical care, vigilant anesthetic monitoring, and comprehensive pain prevention and management. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all our patients and strengthening the human-animal bond.
All of us at Animal Specialty Center never forget our primary mission: Keeping people and pets together, while enjoying longer, happier and healthier lives. We look forward to working with you and your primary veterinarian as, together, we continue to expand the horizons of veterinary medicine and provide the best care possible for you and your pet.