The full-time board-certified surgeons at the Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care, Donny Astor, VMD, DACVS-SA and Matthew Raske, DVM, DACVS-SA provide the highest quality specialty surgical care, recovery, and pain management available for your pet. A veterinary surgeon has undergone additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. This training consists of a minimum of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). For more information about veterinary specialists, please visit vetspecialists.com.
Our surgeons perform advanced surgical procedures beyond the scope of the general practitioner. They accept referrals from primary care veterinarians for their expertise. Surgical procedures that our surgeons perform include, but are not limited to:
Head and Neck
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Our surgeons perform Minimally Invasive Surgery when possible. This involves utilizing scopes to look into the abdomen, chest, joints, bladder, intestinal tract, nasal cavity, and other orifices. By putting small cameras into the body and utilizing smaller access points, this minimizes pain, discomfort and scarring post-operatively.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy is a part of the growing field of regenerative medicine, in which medical therapy aids in the repair, replacement or restoration of damaged and diseased tissues. While much controversy has erupted regarding the use of embryonic stem cells in people, stem cell therapy available to our veterinary patients is not met with the same ethical considerations, as the cells are derived from the same patient in whom we are treating.
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