What is a Board Certified Surgeon And Why Would I Need One?

Advances in animal health care have led to a wider variety of treatment options, including highly-specialized surgical procedures. Board-certified surgeons spend at least four years after achieving their veterinary medical degree focusing strictly on surgery.

This concentrated training in surgery allows the ACVS Veterinary Surgeon to keep current with frequent advances in veterinary medicine. Board-certified surgeons are skilled in advanced orthopedic, abdominal, thoracic, neurologic, oncologic, and reconstructive surgeries. If your pet requires a surgical procedure, ask your veterinarian if consultation with a specialist is indicated. General procedures, including spays, neuters, and many broken bones, may be less likely to require someone who is board certified.

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