Becker Equine surgery service provides the highest level of surgical expertise. We are staffed 24/7 with a large animal board certified surgeon.

Why seek the care of a board certified surgeon?

Animals deserve the very best care possible. Just as humans are treated by specialists for a variety of medical reasons, animals should be treated by veterinary specialists when advanced care is warranted. Surgery often warrants that care. ACVS Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons can provide that care.

There are a variety of reasons to seek a veterinary surgeon:

Expertise and specialized training

  • Primary veterinarians focus on the day-to-day needs of your animal.  
  • Veterinary surgeons spend years training specifically in surgical procedures.
  • College and veterinary school – 5-7 years
  • Internship: at least 1 year
  • Residency: at least 3 years 
  • Specialists are more likely to see complicated cases.
  • Specialists can provide you with state-of-the-art options and help you determine the best treatment for your animal.

Enhanced care. Surgeons are more likely to have access to:

  • Specialty equipment
  • Other veterinary specialists (your surgical team may include board-certified radiologists, anesthesiologists, and internal medicine specialists)
  • Technicians who understand the needs of animals undergoing surgery
  • Postoperative monitoring of your horse

Currently available on-farm surgery services:

  • Castrations
  • Selected standing surgical procedures
  • Selected upper airway surgical procedures
  • Sinoscopy and sinus surgeries
  • Laceration repair
  • Wound revision and care