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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital (MVRH)

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Our skilled surgical teams, including board certified surgeons and highly trained veterinary technicians, make Mass Vet a great choice for your pet’s veterinary surgery.

Advances in veterinary medicine and veterinary surgery have been keeping close pace with those in human medicine and surgery. Over the last two decades, medical technology and techniques have advanced rapidly, making this an increasingly specialized field. A board certified veterinary surgeon possesses the experience, training, and expertise to manage complex surgical procedures. Surgeons within the Ethos network have access to advanced diagnostic modalities and surgical equipment.

At Mass Vet, we recognize the value of collaboration with you, your regular veterinarian, and our staff as a comprehensive team for your pet’s care.

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

We have Minimally Invasive Surgical techniques and equipment available at our hospital. There are many reasons to choose a minimally invasive option, the best being quicker recovery. View our MIS information on the side-bar to better understand MIS. Contact our surgery department for a consult or to discuss MIS options in your pet’s diagnosis.

Types of Surgeries

  • Abdominal Surgery

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • General Anesthesia

  • General Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

    • Arthroscopy, Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy

  • Neurosurgery

  • Oncologic Surgery

  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • PennHIP Certification Radiographs

  • Respiratory Surgery

  • Skin and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Urogenital Surgery

  • Stifle Surgery: Options vary based on your pet’s size and condition. Your surgeon can recommend the best approach given a variety of factors; options include:

    • TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy)

    • Medium & Large breed dogs

  • Lateral Suture

  • MPL (Medial Patellar Luxation)


  • Antibiotic Therapy

  • Bandage, Cast or Splint Placement

  • Blood Transfusions

  • Mechanical Ventilation

  • Open Wound / Fracture Management

  • Pain Management

  • Wound Management

  • Surgical Procedures Explained

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery - Beginner's Guide

  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) - or "Bloat"

  • Total Hip Replacement

  • Emergency Surgery Services

  • Intra-Articular Therapies (Joint Injections)

  • Platelet Rich Plasma in Veterinary Medicine

  • Anesthesia


  • Deep Tissue and Bone Biopsy

  • Diagnostic Imaging

  • Oropharyngeal/Laryngeal Exams

  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

  • Fluoroscopy

  • MRI

  • Radiographs (X-Rays)

  • Ultrasound

PT and Post Surgical Care

  • Therapeutic Exercise

  • Post-Op Hot Packs & Ice Packs

  • Passive and Active Range of Motion, Manual Therapy

  • Treadmills

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

  • Low Level Laser

Meet Our Surgery Team