Welcome to Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Tampa Bay, Florida

We provide specialty surgery for dogs and Cats. Our Team of highly trained surgeons and staff are here to help you navigate an unexpected journey. Located near Tampa International Airport, we are convenient to the Tampa Bay Area.

We have been serving Tampa Bay for over 20 years and have had the honor of helping many thousands of pet owners through difficult times with their pets.

The hospital is staffed continuously from Monday at 8am until Friday at 5 pm. Phone follow-up is available for post-surgical patients on the weekends.

Our Goal is to inform you if your pet needs to have surgery. We only perform what we know we can do well and do not promise unrealistic outcomes.

We encourage you to have a good working relationship with a General Veterinarian as we do not provide routine health care.

We offer knee surgery (TPLO, TTA, Extracapsular repair, Patellar luxation), Hip Surgery, Broken bone repair as well as mass/tumor removal, bladder surgery, hernia repair, cure for chronic ear infections and a variety of other surgeries.

We prefer that you contact us via phone at 1-813-901-5100.

Having access to any X ray images in digital form as well as pertinent notes from your vet will help.

We provide an e mail address which will allow our surgeons to review the case.

If you do not have X rays or notes, we can guide you on what we would recommend once you make contact on the phone.

We Specialize in Knee Surgery

Did you get quoted $5000-6000 for knee surgery? We typically quote $3800-4200 for the same type of procedure quoted at bigger multispecialty hospitals. And we include the follow up X rays in that too!


Our Veterinarians

Callum Hay, BVMS, DACVS
Leslie Thomas, DVM, DACVS-SA

Veterinary Surgeon

About Us

The practice was established with the goals of helping animals in need of surgery in a comfortable, compassionate and friendly environment. We practice to the highest ethical standards and treat our patients as if they were our own pets. The practice runs as a team and collectively provides unsurpassed care. Both surgeons have the same approach to surgical management and both work with the same staff, with several staff members at or near 10 and 20 years of service.

Code of Conduct

We promise to treat you in a professional and kind manner and expect the same in return. We strive to make your visit as pleasant as possible. When necessary, the sedation we use is the safest possible and it is normal to have some residual effects. Our primary focus is the welfare and safety of your pet.

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