Sean Gallivan, Veterinary Specialist


Dr. Gallivan comes to VCA VetCare with nearly 20 years of specialty surgical experience.  He spent his first nine years as Chief Surgeon at Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center in Buffalo, New York.  He left the snow behind in 2008 and has been a surgeon at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, NC for the past ten years  Dr. Gallivan earned his veterinary degree from the University of California Davis in 1995.  He was awarded the Top Surgical Student and was a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society.  He then completed a one-year internship at Kansas State University.  He continued to move East and went on to complete a 3 year surgical residency at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) where he also earned his Masters degree.  He has been a board certified veterinary surgeon since 2001.  While he enjoys all aspects of veterinary surgery, he is most passionate about cruciate ligament disease, complex fracture repair, hepato-biliary surgery, and pain management. 

In his free time he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, cooking and spending time with his wife Mary and their rescue dog Jake.

Dr. Gallivan

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