Internationally Recognized Surgeons for Your Pets

Does it matter where you have your pet’s surgery performed? The answer is yes, indeed.

When a serious or complicated condition requires advanced surgical expertise, you can feel confident that your pet is in excellent hands at Guardian Veterinary Specialists. Our board-certified veterinary surgeons have extensive experience that produces consistently positive outcomes for our patients.

We offer a full range of veterinary surgical services, from the most routine procedures to some of the most complex. For your convenience and your pet’s optimal health, these services are available on an elective (scheduled) as well as a 24/7 emergency basis.

We’re 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.

Veterinary Surgical Procedures

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

Our Surgeons Expertise:

Surgery can be the right treatment option for a broad range of conditions in both cats and dogs. Some of the major areas in which our surgeons have particular expertise are:
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Head and neck
  • Hepatobiliary (liver and gallbladder)
  • Neurologic
  • Oncologic (cancer)
  • Orthopedics
  • Thoracic/cardiopulmonary (heart and lung)

Committed to Superior Patient Care

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

We work closely with your family veterinarian—and you.

Because your family veterinarian is a key member of your pet’s care team, we keep your primary care practice involved and informed throughout your pet’s hospitalization and recovery.

We also realize that having your pet undergo surgery can be stressful. That’s why:

  • We’ll explain your pet’s procedure to you upfront, step by step, so you fully understand what to expect
  • We’ll call or text you with an update as soon as your pet is out of the operating room and in recovery
  • You can visit your hospitalized pet