Our full time surgery service, featuring Ariel Kravitz, DVM, DACVS-SA, CVA and Mark Levy, DVM, DACVS, provides the highest quality specialty surgical care, recovery, and pain management available for your pet. A veterinary surgeon has undergone additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. This training consists of a minimum of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). For more information about veterinary specialists, please visit

Our surgeons perform advanced surgical procedures beyond the scope of the general practitioner. They accept referrals from primary care veterinarians for their expertise. Surgical procedures that our surgeons perform include, but are not limited to:


  • Amputations
  • Angular limb deformity
  • Bone cancer
  • Cruciate ligament repair (TPLO, TTA and Extracapsular repair)
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Fracture Repair
  • Joint and Ligament repair
  • Juvenile bone diseases
  • Oral fractures
  • Pelvic/Hip Surgery
  • Patella Luxation
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Head and Neck

  • Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome Repair (Soft palate, Stenotic nares, laryngeal saccules)
  • Ear surgery (TECA, Polyps, Bulla Osteotomy)
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Oral surgery (Mandibulectomy/Maxillectomy)
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Nasal surgery
  • Salivary gland removal
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid gland removal


  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal gland conditions
  • Biopsies
  • C-section
  • Gall Bladder disease
  • Gastrointestinal surgery (foreign body, tumors)
  • GDV
  • Hernia repair
  • Kidney disease (Biopsy, Nephrectomy)
  • Liver surgery (biopsy, portosystemic shunts, tumor removal)
  • Lower urinary tract disease (cystotomy, ectopic ureters, urethrostomy)
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Perianal fistulas
  • Perineal urethrostomy
  • Splenectomy


  • Reconstructive surgery (skin grafts and flaps)
  • Tumor removal
  • Wound management and repair


  • Cardiac surgery (congenital, cancer)
  • Chylothorax
  • Pericardectomy
  • Lung disease (bullae, cancer, torsion)
  • Rib Resection
  • Thoracotomy

Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • Arthroscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Otoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • PRP Injections

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our surgeons perform Minimally Invasive Surgery when possible. This involves utilizing scopes to look into the abdomen, chest, joints, bladder, intestinal tract, nasal cavity, and other orifices. By putting small cameras into the body and utilizing smaller access points, this minimizes pain, discomfort and scarring post-operatively.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy is a part of the growing field of regenerative medicine, in which medical therapy aids in the repair, replacement or restoration of damaged and diseased tissues. While much controversy has erupted regarding the use of embryonic stem cells in people, stem cell therapy available to our veterinary patients is not met with the same ethical considerations, as the cells are derived from the same patient in whom we are treating.

Veterinary Specialties