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Surgical Services

Pet Specialists of Monterey provides advanced surgical services performed by board certified surgical specialists and a team of highly-skilled staff. We offer a fully Minimally Invasive Surgery Program featuring arthroscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy. We are committed to providing you and your pet with the most current options for surgical care using the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.  We make patient comfort a top priority.  Every patient receives an individualized plan for pain management.

We provide round-the-clock care for post-operative patients. All patients are supervised overnight by a veterinarian to monitor pain-management needs, and to provide for additional care as needed.

What Is A Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon?

A board certified veterinary surgeon is a licensed veterinarian who has obtained intensive, additional surgical training including a year of internship, three years of residency, and has passed a certification examination by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. A veterinary surgeon may offer special assistance in the following kinds of cases:

  • Traumatic injury and emergencies, such as fractures and exploratory surgery;
  • Orthopedic surgeries such as cruciate ligament repair (TPLO), arthrodesis, and joint replacement;
  • Soft tissue surgeries such as tumor/cancer removal and correction of congenital defects; and
  • Neurological surgeries such as herniated discs and spinal injuries.

While your family veterinarian can diagnose and treat many health problems, certain diseases and conditions require the care of a doctor with specialized, intensive surgical training to provide the best outcome for your pet. Your veterinary surgeon will work closely with your family veterinarian and other specialists.