Lakeshore currently has the largest credentialed surgical department in SE Wisconsin, with the strongest depth of experience outside a university setting. This allows us to be available 24 hours a day for emergencies, or by appointment as referred by your family veterinarian.

But size is only one advantage of working with Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists’ surgeons. While every veterinarian is qualified to perform routine surgeries, as board-certified surgical specialists, we have the added expertise to perform the most advanced procedures, giving you the assurance that we are the best choice for your pet’s care.

Board-certified surgeons undergo a rigorous credentialing program with a compulsory combination of internship, residency, research, and publication.

Comfortable, Progressive Facilities

Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art surgical equipment and instrumentation, including advanced patient monitoring systems, and we employ the latest anesthesia and pain medication techniques. Our lobby, surgical suites, and treatment areas all provide a warm, soothing environment for our patients and pet owners. Our highly trained technicians meet each patient's needs with compassion and care.

Specialized Surgical Services

Some of the advanced surgical procedures we perform, include:


  • Stifle stabilization/cruciate (ACL) repair 
  • Fracture repair  
  • Arthroscopy  
  • Hip dysplasia (TPO/JPS) 
  • Growth deformities 
  • PennHIP and OFA Hip certification


  • Decompression spinal surgery (neck, back, lumbosacral)
  • Spinal fusion 
  • Spinal fracture repair

Soft Tissue

  • Advanced abdominal surgery
    • Liver 
    • Gall bladder
    • Spleen
    • Intestines
    • Urinary
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  • Oncologic surgery
  • Advanced wound management
  • Reconstructive surgery/skin grafting
  • Endocrine surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

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