Why Would Your Pet Need VMC's Surgical Services?

All aspects of veterinary medicine are rapidly advancing. This makes it difficult for veterinarians to remain current with the developments required to manage some of today's most complex surgical problems. If your pet is a high anesthetic risk, has a bleeding disorder, or requires specialized materials, techniques, or equipment, a surgical specialist may be your best option.

Here at VMC, our normal surgical caseload includes patients with a wide range of orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic, and oncologic (cancer) problems. Our staff is accustomed to patients with high anesthetic risk, including those requiring thoracic (chest) surgery or surgery involving major organs. We offer a range of minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopy and arthroscopy.

The safest anesthetic agents are used, and patients are continuously monitored throughout the anesthetic period. Experienced, licensed veterinary technicians and a well-trained technical support staff provide skilled and compassionate nursing care for your pet before, during, and after the surgical procedure.

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I Know There Are Other Board Certified Surgeons in the Syracuse Area. How is VMC Different from the Other Surgeons?

Other surgical referral facilities may not offer overnight post surgical care with an onsite veterinarian present at all times.  Our veterinarians and technicians are prepared to address any post-surgical complications or to quickly initiate changes in pain management--whether it's at 2pm or 2am.

The VMC of CNY is the only facility in the Syracuse area that maintains 24-hour care managed by on-site veterinarians and licensed technicians for their patients. Our facility is appropriately staffed with veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and assistants 365 days per year, 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.

Our surgeons can also rely on:

  • Our Imaging service to provide advanced and timely diagnostics including ultrasound, CT and MRI that define and localize tumors, masses and other disorders.
  • The CARE Pet Therapy team to assist in developing multi-modal therapies to eliminate or control pain in all surgical cases and to develop post-surgical rehabilitation plans.