The goal of our highly skilled surgery department is to provide comfort and pain free personalized treatment with unparalleled care for each and every one of our patients.

While your general practitioner veterinarian can diagnose and treat many health problems, certain diseases and conditions require the care of a doctor who has had intensive surgical training in order to provide the very best outcome for your pet. Our doctor will work closely with your general practitioner veterinarian, as well as, depending on your pet's condition, other specialty departments within our hospital.


Why Does My Pet Need a Residency Trained Veterinarian?

Just as your own primary care physician may feel the need to refer you to the care of a specialist from time to time, your general practitioner veterinarian may feel your pet needs the additional expertise of a residency trained veterinarian for certain surgeries. In fact, many general practitioner veterinarians refer all but the most routine of surgeries: such as orthopedic cases, reconstructive surgeries, tumor removals, etc. Residency trained veterinarians also are often affiliated with referral hospitals where they may have access to specialized diagnostic or surgical equipment, the latest and safest anesthesia monitoring equipment, and other critical care services that a general practitioner may not have access to. All of these specialized services may be necessary for the optimal care and recovery of your pet. You can be assured that a veterinarian who knows when to refer you and your pet to a colleague who has dedicated their professional time to one discipline, is one that is caring and committed to ensuring that your pet receives the highest standard of care for his or her problem.

What Kinds of Problems Require the Expertise of a Residency Trained Veterinary?

Our Doctor repairs complex fractures and uses advanced techniques to repair torn ligaments (ruptured cruciate ligaments) within the knee. They can also remove cancerous growths, manage extensive or non-healing wounds, and perform reconstructive surgery, such as grafting skin over large injuries.  Residency trained veterinarians can also perform intricate surgeries in the chest or abdomen, such as heart defects in dogs. 

Will My Regular Veterinarian Still Be Involved?

YES! In many if not most surgical cases, your regular veterinarian will still supervise your pet's veterinary care, especially if your pet is continuing to cope with a disease or chronic condition. It depends on your pet's particular disease and health problem, however. Typically, though, your general practitioner veterinarian will oversee many aspects of your pet's pre-op and post-op care, just as in human medicine. Recovery periods vary with each surgical case, particularly in orthopedic surgery, and it is very important to follow your veterinary team's recommendations concerning at-home recovery guidelines for your pet, follow up care and appointments, as well as any rehabilitation that has been prescribed.

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