About Veterinary Surgical Specialists

Why Choose VSSOC?

Since 1990, we have successfully treated thousands of animals. With over 100 years of combined surgical experience, our team of five board-certified surgeons has received training from some of the most prestigious veterinary teaching hospitals and have performed some of the most progressive and sophisticated procedures. The depth of knowledge that a highly trained and experienced Veterinary Surgical Specialists (VSSOC) surgeon offers is what you need when your pet is faced with a complex or highly technical surgery.

At VSSOC, our expertise is combined with extraordinary empathy and compassion when caring for our patients. Expect the best from VSSOC.

Here are a few of the reasons why people choose VSSOC:

Service – While we’re recognized for our exceptionally high standards and proficiency in surgery, we have built our reputation on our approach to service. We’re accessible, collaborative, responsive, and genuinely compassionate people.

State-of-the art – We operate in technologically sophisticated surgical suites and use the most advanced equipment available, including minimally invasive techniques, resulting in faster recovery times, less pain, and shorter hospitalization.

Credentials – Unlike human hospitals, accreditation for a veterinary hospital is voluntary. VSSOC was one of the first specialty practices to receive the Accredited Referral Practice designation by the American Animal Hospital Association over a decade ago. More than 900 aspects of our practice are evaluated to earn and keep this accreditation, further supporting your choice of VSSOC as the best resource for your pet.

Collaboration – Our location within the Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group (AVSG) building affords us the ability to provide access to board-certified veterinary specialists in cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine, and oncology, and veterinarians highly trained in emergency medicine should your pet’s condition warrant a multi-specialty approach.

Communication – We believe the best care for your pet is directly related to the open and easy exchange of information, therefore it is standard practice to communicate with you and your referring veterinarian regularly throughout your pet’s treatment.

Proven – Year after year, primary care veterinarians throughout Orange County and beyond, continue to refer their clients to VSSOC knowing they will be in expert hands, medically, emotionally and logistically. Hear what some of our clients have to say.

Support – VSSOC and AVSG Internal Medicine & Urgent Care (our sister practice) are part of Veritas Veterinary Partners, a group of some of the finest emergency and specialty practices in the nation.

For more information on our training and credentials, please visit the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.