Why would your pet need VMC's surgical services?
All aspects of veterinary medicine are rapidly advancing. This makes it difficult for veterinarians to remain current with the developments required to manage some of today's most complex surgical problems. If your pet is a high anesthetic risk, has a bleeding disorder, or requires specialized materials, techniques, or equipment, a surgical specialist may be your best option.

Here at VMC, our normal surgical caseload includes patients with a wide range of orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic, and oncologic (cancer) problems. Our staff is accustomed to patients with high anesthetic risk, including those requiring thoracic (chest) surgery or surgery involving major organs.

The safest anesthetic agents are used, and patients are continuously monitored throughout the anesthetic period. Experienced, licensed veterinary technicians and a well-trained technical support staff provide skilled and compassionate nursing care for your pet before, during, and after the surgical procedure.

Meet Dr. Robinson, our Board Certified Surgeon

I know there are other board certified surgeons in the Syracuse area. How is VMC different from other surgeons?

  • Other surgical referral facilities may not offer overnight post surgical care with an onsite veterinarian present at all times.  Our veterinarians and technicians are prepared to address any post-surgical complications or to quickly initiate changes in pain management--whether it's at 2pm or 2am.   

  • The VMC of CNY is the only facility in the Syracuse area that maintains 24-hour care managed by on-site veterinarians and licensed technicians for their patients. Our facility is appropriately staffed with veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and assistants 365 days per year, 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. 

  • Dr. Robinson can also rely on:
    • Our Imaging service to provide advanced and timely diagnostics including ultrasound, CT and MRI that define and localize tumors, masses and other disorders.
    • Our Critical Care service to assist in treating critically ill, compromised patients requiring life-saving surgeries.
    • Our Pain Management Center to assist in developing multi-modal therapies to eliminate or control pain in all surgical cases.


"How could we ever thank you? Your professional expertise and passion for veterinary medicine saved our Laney's life. Your work ethic ensured us that she was getting diligent care even as we slept. Your personal compassion helped us to easily deal with a family emergency even as the days turned into weeks. There is no question that we are happily reunited with our precious dog because all of you welcomed us and understood that it was your awesome responsibility to get us all together back home. Thank you for making Laney healthy again!"

The Bayman Family, Kirkville, NY



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