Please note: We will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day.

Specialty Care

Pet Procedures Offered

VCSS is proud to offer a wide range of pet procedures, learn more below.

Surgical Services

Following is a partial list of services available and procedures offered. Please call or email if you have any questions about the following, or about other procedures that may not be on this list.


  • Digital radiography
  • Digital fluoroscopy (mini C-arm)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthrocentesis and joint fluid cytology
  • Review of CT and MRI studies
  • Review of referral radiographs

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Abdominal surgery, including gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and urinary tract surgery
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory surgery for diseases like laryngeal paralysis, etc.
  • Reconstructive/plastic surgery
  • Amputation

Oncologic (cancer) Surgery

  • Biopsies (incisional, excisional)
  • Removal of masses and tumors, including skin masses, abdominal and thoracic masses, etc.
  • Limb-sparing surgery when appropriate
  • Oral surgery and reconstruction

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
    • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) has been a revolutionary technique for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tears in dogs and continues to be our recommended treatment for most patients with CCL injury. After a TPLO, dogs generally return to weight-bearing and to normal activity more quickly and more predictably than with traditional procedures.
  • Arthroscopic surgery for diseases like OCD, elbow dysplasia, etc.
  • Fracture repair using plates/screws, pins, and/or internal or external fixators
  • Extracapsular repair of cruciate ligament injury
  • Patellar luxation correction
  • Closed and open repair of joint luxations
  • Ligament & tendon reconstruction
  • Bone grafting
  • Arthrodesis (joint fusion)
  • Oral surgery and reconstruction (mandibulectomy, maxillectomy procedures)