At Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, we are committed to the highest quality of state-of-the-art surgery. Your pet will receive personalized attention in a warm and friendly environment from the initial consultation through discharge and follow-up care. Our highly experienced surgeons are trained in the latest procedures and you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. Whenever possible, minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopic joint surgery and laparoscopic procedures are used.Sophisticated monitoring procedures, anesthetic protocols, and laboratory analysis will be employed when appropriate during surgical procedures. Pain management is a top priority and we utilize all the latest techniques to ensure your pet is comfortable. Your pet's recovery from anesthesia and post surgical treatment is managed and monitored by our experienced team of doctors and technicians 24-hours per day.

Some of the surgical services we offer include but NOT limited to:

Abdominal Surgery

  • Adrenal Gland Removal (including in ferrets)
  • Colectomy (Megacolon)
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Gall Bladder and Bile Duct Surgery
  • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV)
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Liver Surgery
  • Porto-Systemic Shunt
  • Splenectomy

Fracture Repair

  • Bone Plating
  • External Fixator
  • Intra-Medullary Pinning

Head & Neck Surgery

  • Airway Disorders
  • Collapsing Trachea
  • Bulla Osteotomy
  • Everted Laryngeal Saccules
  • Eye and Eyelid Surgery
  • Laryngeal paralysis ("Tie back")
  • Lateral Ear Resection
  • Mandibulectomy/Maxillectomy
  • Oropharyngeal and Middle Ear Polyps in Cats
  • Rhinotomy
  • Soft Palate Reconstruction
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy
  • Tonsilectomy
  • Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)

Hip Surgery

  • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
  • Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis (JPS)
  • Penn Hip
  • Total Hip Replacement (THR)
  • Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)

Interventional Radiology

  • Collapsing Trachea
  • Stenting for Urethral Cancer

Knee surgery

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • TightRope
  • Total Knee Replacement

Minimally Invasive

  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
    • Abdominal Exploration
    • Adrenal Gland Removal
    • Cancer Diagnosis
    • Cystotomy
    • Gall Bladder Removal
    • Gastopexy
    • Kidney Removal
    • OHE
    • Organ Biopsies
  • Thoracoscopy
    • Lung Biopsy
    • Lung Removal
    • Pericardectomy


  • Brain and Spinal Tumors
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Discospondylitis
  • Myelography
  • "Slipped" Disc (Back and Neck)
  • Spinal Tap
  • Vertebral Fractures and Luxations
  • Wobbler Syndrome (Cervical Vertebral Instability)

Orthopedic Surgeries

  • Amputations
  • Angular Deformities
  • Arthrodesis
  • Bone Biopses
  • Carpal Hyperextension
  • Juvenile Diseases
  • Luxation Repair
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Tendon Ruptures

Perineal Surgery

  • Anal Sac Surgery
  • Inverted Vagina
  • Perianal Fistulas
  • Perineal Hernias
  • Perineal Urethrostomy (PU)

Physical Therapy

  • Cold Laser

Thoracic/Cardiopulmonary Surgery

  • Chylothorax
  • Esophagus Surgery
  • "Keyhole" Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Patent Right Aortic Arch (PRAA)

Soft Tissue Procedures

  • Biopsies
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Mass Removal
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Skin Grafts and Flaps
  • Wound Management

Urogenital Surgery

  • Ectopic Uterer Reconstruction
  • Kidney, Bladder and Urethra Surgery
  • Urinary Tract Surgery

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