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Our skilled surgical team, including board certified surgeon and highly trained veterinary technicians, make PESCM a great choice for your pet’s veterinary surgery.

Advances in veterinary medicine and veterinary surgery have been keeping close pace with those in human medicine and surgery. Over the last two decades medical technology and techniques have advanced rapidly, making this an increasingly specialized field. A board certified veterinary surgeon possesses the experience, training and expertise to manage complex surgical procedures. Surgeons within the Ethos network have access to advanced diagnostic modalities and surgical equipment.

At PESCM, we recognize the value of collaboration with you, your regular veterinarian and our staff as a comprehensive team for your pet’s care.

What Sets Our Surgical Service Apart?
  • A board certified surgeon has completed an advanced residency training program, published results of an original research project, AND successfully completed a complex series of examinations.

  • We provide you and your pet with the most current options for surgical care using the latest techniques.

  • We make patient comfort a top priority. Every patient receives an individualized pain-management plan.

  • We offer minimally invasive surgery. We have Minimally Invasive Surgical techniques and equipment available at our hospital. There are many reasons to choose a minimally invasive option, the best one being a quicker recovery. View our MIS information on the side bar to better understand MIS. Contact our surgery department for a consult or to discuss MIS options in your pet’s diagnosis. As in the human field, use of new techniques and equipment allow faster recoveries with less discomfort.

  • We take anesthetic safety very seriously. Our typical surgical patient is monitored by both a veterinary specialist and a highly experienced veterinary nurse using pulse oximetry, ECG, end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring, body temperature monitoring, and blood pressure monitoring. Most patients are also maintained on a mechanical ventilator throughout their surgical procedure, to optimize respiratory function.

  • We provide round-the-clock care for post-operative patients. All hospitalized patients are supervised by a doctor overnight. This allows for close attention to their pain-management needs, and for additional monitoring and care as needed based on their condition.

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • General Anesthesia
  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Laparoscopy
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Skin and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Stifle Surgery: Options vary based on your pet’s size and condition. Your surgeon can recommend the best approach given a variety of factors; options include:
    • TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy) – Medium & Large breed dogs
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Antibiotic Therapy
  • Bandage, Cast or Splint Placement
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Open Wound / Fracture Management
  • Pain Management
  • Wound Management
  • Deep Tissue and Bone Biopsy
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Radiography (X-Rays)
  • Ultrasound
  • Veterinary Rehabilitation
Surgery Services

PHONE: 415-456-7372

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901 Francisco Blvd. East
San Rafael, CA 94901


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