Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates (VVSA) is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, companion animal, surgical referral practice designed to support the primary care veterinarian whose patients require specialized surgical care and diagnostics. Since opening in 2002, we have built an exemplary reputation here in Virginia as trusted experts who provide exceptional and compassionate care to our patients and their guardians. Our expertise, accessibility, and team approach have made us trusted members of the veterinary community.
Our surgeons are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and are committed to upholding its rigorous standards. Veterinarians wishing to become board certified must complete a one year interdisciplinary internship, a three-year surgical residency program, meet specific training and caseload requirements, and publish original research. Once the residency has been completed and credentials have been accepted, the resident must sit for and pass a rigorous two day examination. Only then does the veterinarian earn the title of ACVS Diplomate, and become a board certified veterinary surgeon.