For Pet Owners

Pet Surgery Guide for Owners

Pet Owners Choose VSSOC for a Reason

With many options available in Southern California, we recognize your decision for surgical expertise involves many factors. At Veterinary Surgical Specialists (VSSOC), experience and expertise are combined with extraordinary empathy and compassion when caring for our patients. Expect the best from VSSOC.

Learn more about why pet owners and family veterinarians choose VSSOC.

Not All Pets Need Surgery

At VSSOC, we don’t put animals through unnecessary procedures. We evaluate each patient individually, regardless of why they have been referred. Taking into account all the data points — such as age, activity level, overall health, and living environment — contributes to how we prescribe the best plan of action. For an older dog, mobility issues may be best treated with a pain management protocol for osteoarthritis. A young pup may be too young to be an ideal surgical candidate. But when surgery is indicated, VSSOC is prepared to handle your pet’s unique needs from diagnosis through recovery. And our focus on safety, comfort, and pain management are paramount.

We’ll keep you and your pet’s primary care veterinarian informed every step of the way. It is exactly this team approach that provides for the best outcomes and a smooth continuum of care is just what the doctor ordered. We’ve got it down to a science.


Pet illness and injury can strike at any time. If your pet needs emergency or urgent care and your family veterinarian’s office is closed, count on AVSG Internal Medicine & Urgent Care

Conveniently located inside the AVSG building — where Veterinary Surgical Specialists resides — we offer you a team of experienced and compassionate emergency clinicians, ready to provide you with their medical expertise. These ER doctors are supported by board-certified specialists whenever required.

Please call us at 949.653.9300 anytime if you need additional information or to let us know you’re on your way with your pet (if possible). Click here for directions.