Our board-certified surgeons are skilled in all aspects of surgery, including minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy
Our surgeons work seamlessly with other departments at VSH and your primary care veterinarian to ensure a comprehensive approach to the care of your pet.
What is a board-certified surgeon?
A veterinary surgeon has undergone additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. This training consists of a minimum of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).
During a residency, there are specific training and caseload requirements that must be met. In addition to these requirements, applicants must perform research that is published in a scientific journal and then
Meet our surgeons:
Dr. Brian Trumpatori (Chief of Surgery)
What to expect at your first visit:
When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out a new patient form (if you have not already submitted one through our website.)
A veterinary technician will then escort you and your pet to an examination room.
One of our
Expect this initial consultation to take 30 minutes to an hour