The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) defines the standards of surgical excellence for the veterinary profession, promotes advancements in veterinary surgery, and provides the latest in surgical educational programs. By fostering the highest standards of excellence in veterinary surgery, the ACVS is helping the veterinary profession achieve its goals of providing outstanding service to the public and care to animals. Dr. Alan Schulman is a Diplomat of the ACVS and adheres to these rigorous standards.
Our caseload encompasses patients with a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic (cancer), cardio-thoracic, general, soft tissue, and reconstructive surgical needs. We are available for surgery, consultation, and assistance with difficult surgical cases or when the use of specialized surgical equipment or techniques is required. Our combined efforts allow us to confer on patient management and to be readily available for trauma or other emergency referrals. Our practice is equipped with the latest specialized instrumentation and equipment. The safest, most minimally depressant anesthetic agents are used, and patients are continuously monitored throughout anesthesia. Multi-modal pain management is administered to keep the surgical patients as pain free as possible. Experienced, registered veterinary technicians and a well-trained technical support staff play a key role in pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative intensive care. Patient care is provided 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Our surgical suites include the most modern equipment and patient monitoring capabilities to safeguard your pet’s health. After surgery, your pet will be monitored in either our Intensive Care Unit or Inpatient Unit, both of which are monitored 24 hours a day by our nursing staff under the direction of the surgeon.
Our surgeons have published dozens of surgical articles in veterinary journals and textbooks for over 27 years. These are just a few of the reasons why numerous veterinarians refer their challenging surgical cases to the AMC. As surgical technology and techniques continue to advance, the surgical specialist has taken on an increasing role in advanced treatment. While the surgical team members take pride in their technical competence, our surgeons also believe that communication and compassion are important aspects to excellent care.
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The Animal Medical Center of Southern California is devoted to providing the best medical, surgicalm and emergency critical care available in veterinary medicine. As important as our medical expertise is, we believe that excellent care combines state-of-the-art veterinary medicine and surgery with a focus on compassion and respect for your pet and for your family.
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