Advanced Surgery

When your dog or cat needs advanced surgery, they’re in excellent hands at VSC Sturbridge.

Because their entire focus is on surgery, our board-certified veterinary surgeons and their team are highly proficient when it comes to performing today’s most technically demanding procedures. Most importantly, they have a track record of successful outcomes—which is why an ever-growing number of primary care veterinarians refer their patients to us for surgery.

The types of surgical procedures we perform

We’re fully equipped to perform a range of complex surgeries, often using minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and arthroscopy. Our capabilities include:
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) 
  • Minimally invasive: arthroscopy, laparoscopy, etc.
  • Neurological 
  • Oncological 
  • Orthopedic, including:
    • cranial cruciate ligament (CCL)
    • femoral head ostectomy (FHO)
    • fracture repair
    • medial patella luxation (MPL)
    • tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
    • triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO) 
  • Reconstructive 
  • Soft tissue 
  • Upper airway 
  • Wound management 
  • …and much more

It’s also important to know that our state-of-the-art surgery suites have sophisticated anesthesia equipment and patient monitoring devices to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort—and your peace of mind.

Here is a link to some helpful information from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons about many procedures:

Pain management

At VSCS, we focus on keeping your pet comfortable before, during, and after surgery. Our extensive expertise in the field of pain management encompasses both conventional and alternative options for pain control to ensure your pet’s comfort. We create personalized pain management protocols for each patient’s unique situation. 

Regenerative medicine

This leading-edge field focuses on replacing, repairing, or creating new cells in order to reduce pain, help regenerate injured tissue, and return a muscle, tendon or joint to its normal function. Therapies we offer include stem cell injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and cartilage regeneration techniques. 


Rehabilitation plays a vital role in your pet’s recovery from surgery. Learn more about VSC Sturbridge’s REHABILITATION AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE SERVICE and how it can improve healing, get your pet back on its feet faster, decrease pain and increase range of motion.
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