Why Seek a Board-Certified 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 care 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 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 and anesthesiologists)
  • Technicians who understand the needs of animals undergoing surgery
  • 24-hour monitoring of your pet

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