From torn ligaments and broken bones to growths and spinal trauma, there are many ways that a your pet may benefit from the skills of a boarded veterinary surgeon.  As an extension of your pet's medical team, surgeons provide advanced skills and resources that help to get animals feeling better. 

Board-certified surgeons must complete at least four years of intensive post-graduate training focused primarily on surgery. After this training, the surgeon must pass a rigorous exam developed by the American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS).  This concentrated training allows the surgeon to master the advanced techniques required to perform complex procedures.

The Surgery Department at AVS aims to provide compassionate care through the use of strong communication (with you and your family veterinarian), advanced diagnostics, modern technology, and skills provided by the entire team.

Our state-of-the-art surgery center includes two fully equipped surgical suites, digital radiology, a CT scanner, and fluoroscopy. Your pet’s surgical care is delivered and enhanced by an exceptional team of caring and experienced licensed veterinary technicians, as well as the most advanced surgical and anesthetic monitoring equipment available. The surgery service collaborates closely with other AVS departments, and with your referring veterinarian.