The goal of the surgical service of the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center is to provide the highest level of orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery and neurosurgery in conjunction with consistent and effective communication with the client and referring veterinarian.
The surgical service at VSEC is a cohesive, collaborative group committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients, our clients and the referring veterinarians who place their trust in us.
We use the latest in advanced equipment, technology and procedures and collaborate with your veterinarian and specialists in other fields (internal medicine, cardiology, radiology, ophthalmology and oncology) to attain the highest level of patient care.
We provide exceptional surgical coverage and post-operative care for scheduled and emergency surgeries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our surgical staff is led by three board-certified veterinary surgeons who are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or ACVS.
Only Diplomates of the ACVS have completed a 3-year residency in veterinary surgery and passed a series of national qualifying examinations. No other veterinarians have received as much rigorous and complete training and testing in the field of veterinary surgery.
During your initial appointment, you will be greeted by one of our experienced veterinary nurses who will weigh your pet, assess vital signs and obtain a brief patient history from you. You will then meet one of our surgeons who will review your pet’s problem and discuss treatment options and recommendations. Diagnostics such as bloodwork or radiographs may be performed. Surgery, if necessary, will be discussed and scheduled.
On the day of your pet’s surgical procedure, you will be contacted by the surgeon after surgery and updated periodically during your pets stay at VSEC. A discharge appointment will be set up and all details of your pet’s post-operative care and medications will be provided in a report and discussed with you.
Your referring veterinarian will be updated on your pet’s progress and all records will be faxed to them immediately. Our staff is always available by phone to answer any questions you may have during and after your pet‘s stay at VSEC.
Words cannot express how thankful we are. During the consultation you showed caring & compassion for our situation and for our puppy. Your post-op call meant so much; you explained what took place during surgery in everyday terminology & let us know Socrates was recovering well. Thank you so much for everything you did, it really means a lot to us.
Danielle & Marc, Cinnaminson, NJ