Who Should Perform Your Pet's Surgery?

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If your pet needs surgery your veterinarian will determine whether the procedure is one that she or he feels comfortable performing or requires the experience and skill level of a board-certified surgical specialist for optimal care. Treatment by a surgical specialist happens either in a specialty hospital (i.e. you and your pet are referred to a different facility) or in the familiar environment of your primary care veterinarian's hospital with a so-called "mobile surgeon".  Ask your primary care veterinarian which approach is best for your pet and inquire whether mobile surgeons are brought in to their practice for advanced procedures.