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Why Seek a Veterinary Surgeon?

Animals deserve the very best care possible. Just as humans are treated by specialists for a variety of medical reasons, animals should be treated by veterinary specialists when advanced care is warranted. Surgery often warrants that care. ACVS Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons can provide that care.

There are a variety of reasons to seek a veterinary surgeon:

  • Expertise and specialized training
    • Primary veterinarians focus on the day-to-day needs of your animal.  Veterinary surgeons spend years training specifically in surgical procedures. 
    • Specialists are more likely to see complicated cases.
    • Specialists can provide you with state-of-the-art options and help you determine the best treatment for your animal.
  • Enhanced care. Surgeons are more likely to have access to
    • Specialty equipment
    • Other veterinary specialists (your surgical team may include board-certified radiologists, anesthesiologists, and internal medicine specialists)
    • Technicians who understand the needs of animals undergoing surgery
    • Postoperative monitoring of your pet

Photo by Ed Lefkowitz, courtesy of The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, an ACVS Practice Partner.