Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Guardian Veterinary Specialists is committed to providing the highest level of compassion and surgical expertise and, as such, our surgeons, nurses, and staff work in tandem, to provide the best possible care and treatment for your beloved pet who we consider a part of your family.


About the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Guardian Veterinary Specialists is dedicated to high quality patient care, education, basic science and clinical research. Our board-certified attending surgeons are internationally recognized as leaders in their fields. Their clinical, educational, and scientific backgrounds are devoted to providing the best possible patient care and the generation of new knowledge.


Unwavering Expertise

Patients visit Guardian Veterinary Specialists from the NY Region and across the country for our surgical excellence. We provide the highest level of surgical care in:

  • Complex Orthopedic Surgery
  • Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


State-of-the-Art Technology

By combining the skills of our world-class surgeons with the latest surgical equipment and the most advanced operating rooms in the nation, we’re able to provide some of the very best medical care available today.  Innovations like minimally invasive surgery enable us to limit pain, promote faster recovery, potentially improve surgical outcomes, and enable your pet to return home sooner.


Committed to Superior Patient Care

From minor to complex surgical procedures, Drs. Runge and Hart are committed to matching each pet with proper surgical treatment. Our experience with, and knowledge of, the latest surgical advances enables us to provide your pet with the best possible care.  We truly strive to improve your pet’s quality of life and reduce morbidity.