Why Pick Us?

Dr. Benitez is a Board-certified veterinary surgeon with special training in orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurologic surgery.
All veterinarians are trained in a general setting for complete understanding in pathophysiology, diagnostic and treatment methods of common diseases as well as basic surgical techniques.  In the hands of your well educated veterinarian, more and more diseases are able to be identified and diagnosed.  Animals diagnosed with conditions that require surgical attention beyond what is generally taught to general practitioners allows pets to have a focused clinician or specialist in the area of surgery.  Animals deserve the very best care possible that we can offer them. Just as humans are treated by specialists, animals should also have that consideration when advanced care is warranted. A veterinary surgical specialist is trained an additional ~4-6 years beyond DVM requirements and meets all criteria for board eligibility.  A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery can perform advanced orthopedic, neurologic and soft tissue surgeries.  They are more adept at dealing with complications and difficult or unusual cases.  They can also act as a resource for your primary veterinarian by providing consultations. With their advanced training, these specialists offer expertise that ensures the best for the pet and owner. For more information on specialty veterinary surgery, please visit:  https://www.acvs.org/why-seek-veterinary-surgeon.
Our team provides this specialty care under the familiarity of your pet’s animal hospital.  This allows for continuity of care as your veterinarian will be performing the post-operative treatments on your pet. It also allows a strong bridge of communication between surgery team and your veterinarian.  Choosing Dogwood Veterinary Surgical Care eliminates the hassle of large referral hospitals and keeps your pet close at home.