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Providing compassionate specialty care to pets in the Southern California area.


Who We Are

Veterinary Surgical Specialists (VSSOC) is one of Southern California’s most progressive surgery practices. At VSSOC, experience and expertise, combined with empathy and compassion, have been at the forefront of our practice since 1990.

Our Hospital

Located in Tustin, CA, we were one of the first to receive the Accredited Referral Practice designation by the American Hospital Association. We work hard to ensure that we maintain that accreditation for years to come.

We operate in technologically sophisticated surgical suites and use the most advanced equipment available. Due to our location and specialist affiliations, we have a unique level of access to veterinary colleagues in internal medicine, dentistry, oncology, among others when needed. Our ultra-modern practice is a warm environment that combines compassionate care with leading-edge technology.

Our Team

Our board-certified veterinary surgeons have trained at some of the most prestigious veterinary teaching hospitals in the country. With our renowned team of natural leaders, we foster a collaborative work environment in which everyone is encouraged to consult with and learn from one another on cases. In addition, our proximity to and relationships with other specialists allow our team to provide the most comprehensive level of care and further develop their expertise with each case.

Surgical Services

We offer a suite of veterinary surgical services for our pet patients, including cardiothoracic, oncologic, neurologic, orthopedic, reconstructive, soft tissue, and more. View our full list of services and diagnostics. Because we offer such a wide range of services, our team is continually exposed to uncommon and complex cases that allow them to further develop their knowledge and skills. These cases also empower our surgeons to lean into areas of clinical interest while simultaneously providing excellent care.

We are an AAHA Accredited Referral Hospital

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. Practices that accept the challenge of accreditation are evaluated on stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine—from pain management and patient care to team training and medical record keeping. To learn more about The American Animal Hospital Association, visit their website.