We offer a wide range of procedures performed at a level of expertise expected from doctors who have undergone a structured postdoctoral training program in small animal surgery.

Our practice is fully equipped and staffed to perform a wide range of surgical procedures in dogs and cats, from the common to the complex.


Orthopedics (bones and joints)

  • Knee surgeries including repairs for:
    • cranial cruciate ligament (CCL)
    • medial meniscus
    • medial patellar luxation (MPL)
    • total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Fracture repairs
  • Tendon and ligament repairs
  • Hip surgeries including
    • Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)
    • Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO)
    • Total Hip Replacement (THR)
    • Juvenile Public Symphysodesis (JPS)
  • General joint surgeries
  • Corrective Osteotomy

Learn more about Orthopedic surgery services

Spine, Head and Neck Surgery

  • Herniated disks
  • Total Ear Canal Ablation-Lateral Bulla osteotomy (TECA-LBO)
  • Salivary Mucocele
  • Laryngeal paralysis surgery

Learn more about Spine, Head and Neck Surgery services

Soft Tissue and Cancer Surgery

  • Common cancer surgeries include Mast Cell Tumor (MCT), cancer of the jaw, ear, lung, liver, intestines and anal glands and Fibrosarcoma

Learn more about Cancer Surgery services

Abdominal Surgery: Liver, Kidneys and Intestines

  • Extra Hepatic Portosystemic shunts (or Liver Shunts)
  • Tumor removal from the liver, kidneys, intestine or spleen
  • Bladder or kidney stone removal

Learn more about Abdominal Surgery services

Chest (thoracic) Surgery

  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Chylothorax

Learn more about Chest (thoracic) surgery services


  • Common hernias: perineal, diaphragmatic, inguinal, abdominal

Learn more about Hernia surgery services


  • Most common urogenital surgery: Bladder stones

Learn more about Urogenital surgery services


  • Thyroid cancer
  • hyperparathyroidism

Learn more about Thyroid/parathyroid surgery services

Diagnostic testing

Blood chemistry, blood type and crossmatch, CBC, cytology, histopathology, myelogram, radiology, stone analysis, urine testing, and utrasound (ACVIM boarded internist available). In addition, many other diagnostic tests are available.

Other Procedures

There are other procedures that we can perform that are not listed here. Please call us for advice on any surgical procedure that can be performed on a dog or cat. We have made it our passion to determine the best course of action by evaluating each patient individually. Sometimes surgery is not the best option and sometimes it may be needed later. We aim to give you an accurate representation of what the best recovery may be as well as to help you learn what you can do to achieve the best result for your four-legged companion.

Veterinary Surgical Specialists
7512 Paula Drive Tampa, FL 33615
P: (813) 901-5100 F: (813) 901-5102