At CVS, we believe that our patients deserve the best care we can deliver. This is why our highly trained and technically-advanced surgeons collaborate as a team with other CVS specialists to determine the most efficient and minimally invasive surgery option for each patient.
Our surgical services include comprehensive abilities to treat all soft tissue, orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Our team also performs specialized advanced diagnostic procedures such as myelography, CT, and MRI. While we provide all the traditional surgical services, we place a significant emphasis on cancer surgery. Our dedicated and compassionate cancer surgeons use the very latest surgical techniques and have pioneered the development of new approaches to benefit pets and their families.
Our CVS surgeons are on the forefront of minimally invasive surgery. We have invested time and resources to ensure that we have the latest advanced equipment and up-to-date training so our team can provide your superior pet care, resulting in less trauma, less downtime, better healing, and less pain. Advancements in technology and therapies for veterinary surgery allows us to offer breakthrough solutions for pets that have never before been available, including delivering lower doses of targeted chemotherapy to a tumor instead of the whole body. We can also immobilize tumors via stints. The old adage “tested on animals” is reversed in our situation. Almost every tool and method we use is first used and tested on people, and our four-legged friends benefit from it.
Our leadership in innovation allows us to train other veterinarians, who come in from around the world to study and collaborate with us. Embracing these changes enabled us to increase our ability to help patients, and that is our number one goal. The pet wins, the family benefits, and we can do our jobs with greater professional satisfaction.
Care from the Heart
The quality of life and pain management go hand-and-hand at CVS, and we work around the clock to ensure the safety, health and overall wellbeing of your pet. We also think it’s important to take the time to help pet owners understand what the procedure will involve, and what to expect before and after.
At CVS, we love our jobs, and it’s rewarding coming to work every day and producing positive outcomes for pets and their families.
Interventional Radiology (IR) and Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Our CVS surgeons are on the forefront of minimally invasive surgery. IR and MIS are new and evolving specialties which utilize advanced image guidance to allow less invasive approaches and interventions. The treatment options with IR are almost as limitless as the imagination. It can be used to treat airway obstructions, urinary tract obstructions, vascular anomalies, and tumors just to name a few.
Using digitally advanced fluoroscopy with image subtraction and mapping capabilities, California Veterinary Specialists is at the forefront of the interventional radiology and minimally invasive surgery. An interventional team of doctors of different specialties combines their expertise to perform procedures not available elsewhere in San Diego County.
Our interventional radiology team can perform a broad range of advanced procedures including:
- Occlusion of intra and extrahepatic portal vascular anomalies
- Treatment of congenital cardiovascular malformations and shunts
- Tracheal and nasopharyngeal stenting
- Ureteral and urethral stenting
- Percutaneous placement of nephrostomy and cystotomy tubes
- Laparoscopy Endoscopic surgeries for gallbladder removal and ovariectomy
- Thoracoscopy Endoscopic surgeries for thoracic disease diagnosis and treatments
What is a Veterinary Specialist?
A primary care veterinarian treats a broad variety of animals and conditions. Veterinary specialists, however, must complete an internship, a two to four-year specialized residency, publish a paper in a peer-reviewed journal, in addition to receiving their veterinary degree. Specialists must also undergo a series of rigorous examinations based on knowledge and skill in the given specialty.
For me, the most important aspect of 'special care from the heart ' is that I treat every patient as if they are my own pet. By imagining treating one of my own, I will only recommend treatment options that I myself would do. I put myself in an owner’s shoes daily, to carefully consider each case from their perspective and to make sure I can provide all the best options.
Very few veterinary practices operate as one team. Most hospitals are divided by service, system or specialists. We have a collaborative approach. That’s how we are different. It’s in everybody’s best interest to work together to have a good outcome. It’s a wonderful thing for patient care.