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LEARN MOREVisit the American College of Veteirnary Surgeons web site to learn more about this area of specialization and about the advanced education and training specialists like Dr. Benson receive in order to become board certified veterinary surgeons.
Pets sometimes develop a condition or suffer trauma that requires a veterinary surgical specialist who has extensive experience and specialized equipment needed to treat complicated cases.
Our specialty surgical services are provided by Dr. John A. Benson, a board certified veterinary surgeon who is specially trained in orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery to evaluate and repair trauma and treat disease, often with advanced medical equipment that is typically only found in a hospital like ours. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Benson has improved the health and quality of life of thousands of pets by:
evaluating and treating acute and chronic lameness
evaluating and treating traumatic and sports-related injuries
surgically managing cancers, upper airway diseases, and diseases of the chest and abdomen
performing reconstructive surgery and repair of traumatic wounds
performing urologic surgery, and
performing surgical and laparascopic biopsies that provide valuable diagnostic information
Working closely with your regular veterinarian, Dr. Benson can provide you with options and help determine the best treatment for your pet. And, if your pet has a procedure performed at VESH that requires overnight hospitalization, our team of ICU doctors and technicians have the expertise and the sophisticated medical equipment needed to ensure your pet's comfort and care throughout the night. Your pet is never left alone at VESH, whatever the time of day or night.
Dr. Benson is assisted by two highly trained and experienced Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVT). Melissa (pictured on the left with Mary on the right), who has been with VESH for 5 years, and Mary, who joined VESH a year ago, have the special skills needed to provide your pet with proper surgical and anesthesia support so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands.
About Dr. John A. Benson Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. Benson joined VESH in 2011. He received his veterinary degree in 1995 when he graduated summa cum laude from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, and went on to complete an internship at Sonora Veterinary Surgery and Oncology in Scottsdale, Arizona. Following the internship, he was accepted to a three-year residency program in small animal surgery at Tufts University/Angell Memorial. Following the residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in companion animal surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became board certified in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002.