Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, P.C. is continuously developing informative handouts for animal owners on the most commonly performed procedures in our practice. These handouts are available as PDF files below. To open these documents it is necessary to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.

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What is a board certified surgeon

Achilles Tendon Injuries


Anal Sac Masses


Brachycephalic Syndrome


Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Diagnostics and treatment for urinary incontinence

Elbow Fractures 

Elbow Dysplasia and Sliding Humeral Osteotomy Details

Elbow Dysplasia and Sliding Humeral Osteotomy Overview

Fracture Repair  

Hip Dysplasia  

Intervertebral Disc Disease or Slipped Disc

Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Gastropexy   

Laparoscopic Ovariectomy   

Laryngeal Paralysis    

Mast Cell Tumors


Orthopedic Problems in the Immature Dog

Osteochondrosis Dissecans

Pancarpal Arthrodesis

Patent Ductus Arteriosus - PDA

Porto-Systemic Shunt (PSS)

Tight Rope

Total Ear Canal Ablation


Urinary Bladder Surgery

Surgical Topics provided by the ACVS PDF Print E-mail

Small Animal Surgical Health Related Topics, provided by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS):

acvsAnimal owners who are informed about veterinary care alternatives are in a better position to make decisions they believe are right for themselves and their animal. ACVS has a section on its website ( to educate animal owners about common health conditions affecting animals. When surgical expertise is needed, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is there to help. ACVS Diplomates work hard to form an interdependent partnership with general practitioners and animal owners to provide the best possible care to the animal. Simply put, the term "ACVS Diplomate" refers to a veterinarian who has been board certified (received a diploma) in veterinary surgery. Following surgery, the general veterinarian resumes ongoing care with the animal owner and veterinary patient. Trained in state-of-the-art surgical techniques, the Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons are dedicated to improving the way veterinary care is provided for animal owners and the animals they love.

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