Boston Veterinary Specialists offers the specialized expertise you want for your dog or cat.

Pet owners in the Boston area have access to the latest surgical advancements from highly experienced surgical specialists in private practice at Boston Veterinary Specialists. Dr. William Henry, Dr. Catherine Briere, and Dr. Abigail Mariano are board-certified Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. They have decades of experience and have performed most veterinary surgical procedures thousands of times. As board-certified specialists, Dr. Henry, Dr. Briere, and Dr. Mariano have completed advanced residency training beyond veterinary school and passed rigorous examinations by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

We invite you and your veterinarian to consult with Dr. Henry, Dr. Briere, and Dr. Mariano regarding your pet’s surgical needs. Our team offers:

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Diagnosis, medical management and surgical treatment of lameness
  • Cranial cruciate ligament repairs using TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement ) and Lateral Tibio-Fabellar Suture (extracapsular)
  • Meniscal and other knee injury repairs
  • Correction of hereditary limb abnormalities, luxating patella, growth plate abnormalities and injuries.
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for medial coronoid process disease, osteochondritis dissecans, biceps tenosynovitis and other joint procedures
  • Surgical care and management of hip dysplasia from puppyhood to old age.
  • Fracture repair

Soft Tissue and Abdominal Surgery

  • Oncologic surgery
  • Skin reconstruction
  • Mass removal
  • Wound closure
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Urogenital surgery

Head and Neck Surgery

  • Soft palate resection
  • Total ear canal ablation
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Maxilectomy
  • Thyroidectomy/parathyroidectomy
  • Surgical treatment of laryngeal paralysis

Surgical Services Also Include:

  • 24 hour care, including monitoring of vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature), diet, intake and eliminations.
  • Close monitoring during recovery by our veterinarians and nursing staff – pain medications and antibiotics are precisely administered and your surgeon’s specific instructions are followed at all times.
  • Clean bedding and caring personal attention to your pet’s physical comfort and emotional well-being.
  • Regular updates for you and your referring veterinarian.

See more information about our surgical services in our FAQ.