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Virginia Veterinary Specialists specializes in state-of-the-art surgical services for your companions.  From minimally invasive procedures designed to decrease discomfort and facilitate early return to function, CT scans, complex orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical procedures.  This includes, but is not limited to:

Additional information on surgical procedures not listed can be found at https://www.acvs.org/small-animal.

You can rest comfortably knowing that all surgeries are performed by a board-certified surgeon with advanced training in every procedure offered.  Dr. Jason WheelerDr. Kevin Stiffler, and Dr. Cory Pinel of Virginia Veterinary Specialists are all Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Dr. Wheeler’s special interests include cranial cruciate ligament injury, wound management, reconstructive surgery, portosystemic shunts, and fracture repair.  Dr. Stiffler has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery including arthroscopy and laparoscopy.  He also has a strong interest in surgical correction of cranial cruciate ligament instability and fracture repair.  Dr. Pinel enjoys all surgical procedures (oncologic, soft tissue, neurologic, and orthopaedic) but also has a strong interest in pain management and management of critically ill patients.  

For further information and descriptions of some of the procedures that are performed see the links below.  If you feel your pet could benefit from the surgical services that we provide, please feel free to contact us to speak with someone from our surgical staff at 434-202-2987 (Charlottesville) or 434-845-2957 (Lynchburg).

Office Hours

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Tuesday7:00 am6:00 pm
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Friday7:00 am6:00 pm
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