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SURGERY

Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital’s talented team of surgeons is dedicated to excellence. They are innovative leaders in their respective fields who utilize only the most advanced, most successful techniques, treatments and technologies for orthopedic, oncologic, and general surgery procedures. Team members include:

  • A world-renowned educator and lecturer
  • A pioneer in minimally invasive surgical procedures
  • A sports medicine and joint injury specialist
  • A regenerative stem cell therapy expert
  • A visionary in the development of surgical oncology post-operative techniques

Their range of knowledge is continually enhanced by pursuing advanced educational opportunities and conducting various research trials as schedules allow. Additionally, surgeons are supported by a highly skilled, well-trained staff, and operate in surgical suites that are outfitted with technologically advanced equipment which allow for such specialized procedures as arthroscopy and laparoscopy.

This level of expertise and commitment, along with a sincerely compassionate attitude, is the foremost reason other primary care veterinarians and specialists rely on SCVSH’s surgical group as a trusted partner on complex cases.

These referring professionals are assured that pets receive the most advanced, comprehensive care before, during and after surgeries related to the following conditions, among others:

  • Stifle ligament and meniscal injuries
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Congenital or traumatic shoulder luxations
  • Fractures requiring internal or external fixation techniques
  • Angular limb deformities
  • Brachycephalic airway syndrome
  • Collapsed lungs and other cardiothoracic problems
  • Gastrointestinal hernias and ulcers
  • Bloated stomachs
  • Bladder and urethral stones
  • Degenerative conditions that benefit from stem cell therapy
  • Tumors requiring excision, with possible follow-up placement of
    chemotherapy beads

In most cases, diagnostic tests are administered during the initial consultation. If surgery is necessary, procedures typically are performed within a day or two, with same-day surgeries a routine occurrence. For this reason, please prepare your pet for an overnight stay by bringing medications and food in the event they are needed.