If your animal develops a problem or injury requiring advanced care and procedures, your primary veterinarian or emergency room veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary surgeon. Our surgical department is run by Dr. Rodrigo Roca

Veterinary surgeons are dedicated to providing the very best in surgical care. They also act as a resource for your primary veterinarian by providing consultations on difficult or unusual cases. With their advanced training, these specialists offer expertise that ensures the best possible outcome for the animal and animal owner.

Surgical Procedures Include:   

  • Fracture stabilization  
  • Abdominal procedures  
  • Thoracic procedures 
  • Brachycephalic airway procedures 
  • Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUBs) 
  • Joint Stabilization (TPLO, CBLO, extracapsular implant, open hip reduction, arthrodesis, medial patellar luxation) 

In-House Equipment Used on the Surgery Service:

  • 32-Slice BodyTom Neurologica CT Scanner
  • Digital Radiography with myelography
  • Canon Aplio Ultrasound with transcranial capability
  • C-Arm/Fluoroscopic Imaging
  • 3D printer for preoperative planning and ensuring a minimally invasive procedure

Our surgeon also takes transfers and referrals internally from our emergency, internal medicine, rehabilitation and integrative medicine, and neurology and neurosurgery departments. 

The benefits of having a full-time surgical team in our specialty and emergency hospital include: better care and communication for the patient and client, faster surgery scheduling for critical and emergency cases, and better post operative care with our rehabilitation and integrative medicine and clinical nutrition departments when needed. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists in the Surgery department, please call us at 323-800-VETS (8387) or submit an appointment request from the Pet Parent Portal found here: Parent Portal


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