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Veterinary Surgery

If you have been referred to one of our surgeons or would like to discuss your pet’s upcoming surgery, please call us today.

Reasons for Veterinary Surgery

Evaluating and repairing trauma and treating complex diseases often requires advanced medical equipment and professional expertise that is typically only found in a specialty hospital like ours. The Surgical Department of VESH is headed by Dr. John A. Benson, a board-certified veterinary surgeon specially trained in orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery. Depending on your pet's medical concerns, surgery may be the best course of action to keep them healthy. There are a variety of reasons why your pet may need surgery, such as:

  • Blockages: If your pet swallows something that they shouldn't and develops a blockage, they may require surgery to remove it.

  • Cancer: While not necessary for all types of cancer, surgery may be beneficial for the removal of some or all of your pet's cancerous tumors.

  • Injuries: If your pet breaks a bone or has a serious wound, they may require surgery for reconstruction or repair.

Here at Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, we have skilled surgeons, advanced tools and technologies, and fully equipped surgical suites to assist your pet with any surgical needs they may have. Learn more about the most highly-qualified veterinary surgeons in South Deerfield, MA, below.

Our Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. John A. Benson, DACVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. John A. Benson, DACVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Surgical Procedures We Offer

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Benson has improved the health and quality of life of thousands of pets by:

  • Evaluating and treating acute and chronic lameness

  • Evaluating and treating traumatic and sports-related injuries

  • Performing reconstructive surgery and repair of traumatic wounds

  • Performing urologic surgery

  • Performing surgical and laparoscopic biopsies that provide valuable diagnostic information

Working closely with your regular veterinarian, Dr. Benson can provide you with options and help determine the best treatment for your pet. If your pet’s procedure requires overnight hospitalization, our team of ICU doctors and technicians will ensure your pet’s comfort and care throughout the night with their expertise and sophisticated medical equipment. Your pet is never left alone at VESH, any time of day or night.

If you have questions about the surgical services we offer or your pet's upcoming procedure, please call us at 413-665-4931 or use our Contact Us form to send us an email.

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Available surgical procedures include:

  • Orthopedic Surgery:

    • Lateral suture

    • Tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO)

    • Femoral head osteotomy (FHO)

    • Patellar luxation

    • Fracture repair

    • Mandibulectomy

    • Maxillectomy

    • Ununited anconeal process(UAP)

    • Achilles tendon

    • Soft-tissue surgery

    • Arthrodesis

  • Mass removal

  • Hernia repair

  • Airway surgery

  • Cystotomy

  • Back/disc surgery

  • Dystocia

  • Enterotomy

  • Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV)

  • Laryngeal tieback

  • Lung lobectomy

  • Ear canal ablation

  • Kidney removal

  • Parathyroidectomy

  • Skin grafting

  • Splenectomy

  • Subtotal colectomy

  • Thoracotomy

  • Nephrectomy

Learn More

Click below to visit the American College of Veterinary Surgeons' website to read about the advanced education and training that Board Certified specialists in surgery receive.