Veterinary Surgery for Dogs and Cats

VSH provides a number of veterinary surgery procedures for dogs and cats, including:

  • Abdominal
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone and Joint
  • Canine Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Cardiovascular
  • Circular Ring Fixation
  • Fracture Repair
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Microvascular
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncologic (Cancer)
  • Ophthalmologic
  • Reconstructive
  • Thoracic
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Urologic

ACVS TPLO and Cruciate Ligament Surgeries

We specialize in thoracic, abdominal, reconstructive and oncologic surgery. If you have questions about the types of procedures we offer, please send us an email or give us a call!

Compassionate, Comprehensive Surgical Care for Dogs and Cats

VSH emphasizes a team approach, where we integrate a comprehensive treatment plan so patients receive thorough, high-quality care. Our fully-equipped surgical suites have state-of-the-art monitoring and anesthetic equipment, and pain management is integrated into the preoperative management of all cases to ensure your pet's comfort.

Your dog or cat will be greeted by a compassionate surgery team from the moment of check-in to the time of discharge. When your dog or cat has fully recovered from surgery, our staff will provide detailed instructions on post-surgical care for your beloved pet at home. We pride ourselves on compassion and communication with you and your family veterinarian.

To learn more about veterinary surgery for dogs and cats or to book an appointment for surgery, please call one of our nearby locations at (760) 466-0600 (North County) or (858) 875-7500 (San Diego). Our veterinary surgical department offers morning, afternoon and weekend surgical consult times to better suit your schedule.

If you are experiencing a crisis and are in need of emergency veterinary care, please call our Emergency & Critical Care department at (760) 466-0600 (North County) or (858) 875-7500 (San Diego). A surgeon is always on-call for surgical emergencies.

Our Experienced, Compassionate Team and State-of-the-Art Technology

VSH's board-certified surgeons are at the forefront of veterinary surgery technology, techniques and treatments for dogs and cats. Our five-member surgical team is committed to offering cutting-edge orthopedic procedures for your pets to treat many common but debilitating ailments, such as hip dysplasia and cruciate ligament injuries in dogs.

Procedures include:

  • Total joint replacements
  • Knee surgery
  • Tibial plateau leveling osteomtomy (TPLO)
  • Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)
  • Tight rope procedures
  • Arthroscopy
  • Circular ring fixation

If you have a referral from your family/general veterinarian, please schedule an appointment for a veterinary surgery consult at one of our locations today. Referring veterinarians may also request a consultation or visit our Veterinarians Resource Section to learn more about continuing education opportunities.

Surgery Updates

Video: Post TPLO Rehabilitation

The Renal Transplant Program has currently been placed on hold; updates will be available in the coming months.