Veterinary Surgery

surgery teamThe Animal Medical Center is dedicated to optimizing patient outcomes. We do this by assembling teams that provide the best possible care for your pet. Our veterinary surgeons will work together to determine the least invasive and most effective procedures for your pet -- whether it's a spay, neuter, or more complicated dog or cat surgery to treat arthritis, dog hip dysplasia, dog limp, paralysis, or other debilitating condition.

Veterinary surgery at the Animal Medical Center is accompanied by a holistic approach to veterinary anesthesia and pain management. To avoid dog and cat pain during surgery, a wide variety of therapies are routinely applied, including:

  • Pharmacologic (analgesics, muscle relaxants)
  • Complementary (acupuncture, physical therapy, ultrasound, etc.)
  • Interventional (site specific)

Our Specialty Services

Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery (includes bone and joint repair, lameness)

Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery (includes repair of diseases involving the chest, abdomen, skin and other soft tissues)

Veterinary Neurosurgery (includes surgery for disc disease, spinal disease and abnormal brain conditions)

Veterinary Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Arthroscopy (joint diseases)
  • Intraoperative fluoroscopy for minimally invasive fracture repair
  • Thoracoscopy (includes certain heart/lung diseases)
  • Stent placement for collapsed trachea (windpipe)
  • Laparoscopy (for certain abdominal conditions)
  • Interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy

Veterinary Dentistry and maxillofacial surgery

Surgical Patient Information

Our Veterinary Surgeons

Four surgeons certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) are available to provide seven-day-a-week expertise, state-of-the-art surgical techniques and to assure specialized emergency surgical care. Five Surgical Residents, currently in training to become certified by the ACVS, Licensed Veterinary Technicians, and an Intern (all of our interns and residents are licensed veterinarians) work closely with our staff surgeons. These teams are organized to provide the best possible care for your pet and are supported by a board certified anesthesiologist, radiologist, four criticalists, an in-house rehabilitation center and two Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners, as well as a 24-hour MRI. 

Our four board certified surgeons work closely with veterinary specialists in Internal MedicineOncologyRadiologyCritical Care and Pathology to coordinate testing, and to determine the least invasive and effective procedures to optimize patient outcomes.