What is a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon? 

A board certified veterinary surgeon is a licensed veterinarian who has successfully passed a 4-year post-graduate training in all disciplines (soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgery) of veterinary surgery. A rigorous examination process that takes place over several days follows this training. The training, examination and certification is governed by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). A veterinarian who has received this specialty status is a Diplomate of the ACVS.

Diplomate status means the specialist has achieved the following:

  • Obtained a degree in veterinary medicine
  • Completed a one year general medicine internship
  • Completed advanced training in a three year surgery residency program at a veterinary teaching hospital or private specialty hospital
  • Published his research project in a recognized veterinary journal

The ACVS supervises and regulates residency programs to achieve the highest quality of surgery training. This level of oversight guarantees that veterinarians in these programs have trained with some of the best surgeons in the field.

Services Offered


  • Fracture Repair – – Including Plate And Screws, Locking Titanium Plate And Screws, External Fixators, Interlocking Nails And Ring Fixators
  • Hip Dysplasia Surgeries – Including Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO ), Femoral Head And Neck Excision (FHO) And Hip Denervation
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery – Including TPLO, TTA-2 And Suture Repair
  • Patella Luxation Surgery
  • Arthroscopic (Minimally Invasive) Surgery Of Elbow Dysplasia And OCD
  • Elbow Dysplasia Surgery Including PAUL Procedure (Proximal Abducting Ulna Osteotomy)
  • Corrective Osteotomies
  • Limb Amputation
  • Bone Biopsies
  • Joint Arthrodesis (Fusion)


  • Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV)
  • Explorative Laparotomy And Organ Biopsies
  • Esophageal And Gastrointestinal Foreign Body Removal
  • Portosystemic Shunt Surgery
  • Perineal Hernia Repair
  • Organ Biopsies
  • Tumor Resection
  • Reconstructive Skin Surgeries (Including Skin Grafts To Cover Large Wounds)
  • Ventral Bulla Osteotomy
  • Airway Surgeries (Including Correction Of Upper Airway Obstruction)
  • Total Ear Canal Ablation
  • Open Thorax Surgery And Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • PDA Cardiac Surgery
  • Organ Biopsies
  • Urinary Tract Surgery – Including Ureteral Stenting, Ectopic Ureter Repair
  • Correction Of Brachycephalic Syndrome (Upper Airway Obstruction)
  • Correction Of Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Tracheal Collapse Surgery Including Internal Stenting Or External Ring Placement


  • Intervertebral Disc Disease Decompression
  • Stabilization Of Fractured Vertebra

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