Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists


Some of the most renowned and talented veterinary surgery specialists in the area make up Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists’ surgical team.
Veterinary Services


With decades of combined experience, the surgery team at CCVS boasts some of the most well-known and accomplished veterinary surgery specialists in the region. All of our surgeons are board-certified or residency-trained, ensuring that their experience and skill set supports an exceptional standard of care.

In addition to scheduled procedures, we are staffed 24/7 to handle surgical emergencies. We are proud to have a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Mariano, whose primary focus is emergency surgery. This ensures emergency surgical teams and systems are in place when pets need life-saving surgical interventions.

When your pet visits us for surgery, our team will ensure that they will always receive:

  • Individualized anesthetic protocols developed for your pet. Our outstanding anesthesia staff is overseen by board-certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist, Dr. Amanda Abelson.
  • 24-hour care, including monitoring of vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature), diet, intake, and elimination.
  • On-site 24/7 monitoring as needed during their recovery by highly-skilled veterinary emergency clinicians. Pain medications and antibiotics are precisely administered following your surgeon’s instructions.
  • Clean, comfortable bedding and compassionate personal attention to your pet’s physical comfort and emotional well-being throughout their entire stay.
If your pet’s primary care veterinarian advises surgery, a board-certified surgical specialist is one of the best options you have. Their advanced training and experience are the keys to a successful outcome for your pet’s surgical care.

The initial consultation provides the opportunity for you and your pet to meet the surgeon. The surgeon will perform an examination, confirm the diagnosis and discuss the best treatment options. If required, lab work and/or additional imaging such as radiographs, CT or ultrasound may be recommended. If surgery is recommended, you will be provided with a cost estimate and surgery date before you leave the office that day.

Most pets need to stay 1-3 days postoperatively to ensure a good start to their initial healing and safe recovery.

Surgical Services Offered At CCVS:

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
  • Fracture repair, including the repair of severe or complicated fractures of the limbs, jaw, and pelvis
  • Diagnosis and surgical treatment of lameness
  • Knee injuries including repairs of cranial cruciate ligament injuries, using TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement), TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) procedures and Lateral Suture Stabilization
  • Joint cartilage surface injuries in the shoulder, elbow and knee
  • Correction of angular limb deformities
  • Surgical care and management of hip dysplasia in both younger and older dogs
  • Treatment of growth plate injuries
  • Treatment of luxating patellas
  • Regenerative medicine (joint and tissue injections)
    • Platelet-rich plasma
    • Hyaluronic acid
    • Steroids

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Oncologic surgery
  • Reconstructive procedures for the skin
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Respiratory surgery
  • Urogenital surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Minimally invasive spay
  • Liver or kidney biopsies
  • Gastropexy
  • Gastrointestinal biopsies

Thoracoscopic Surgery

  • Lung biopsies
  • Partial pericardiectomy