A Cut Above

Surgical Care with a Board Certified Specialist.

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A Cut Above

Surgical Care with a Board Certified Specialist.

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Slide The Bay's Best Advanced surgical capabilities, best diagnostic and surgical equipment available, and a commitment to excellence characterize our approach to veterinary surgery. Performing orthopedic, soft tissue, and emergency surgery, we offer the most advanced anesthesia and provide the best protocols for pain control.

Our exceptional combination of technology and knowledge ensures that the pets we care for undergo only the safest and most effective surgery possible. To that aim, we begin every surgery consultation with a thorough physical exam—including blood work—to determine whether your companion is healthy enough for anesthesia and to undergo surgery. From there, we administer any necessary pre-surgical medications and antibiotics and will continue to monitor and care for your animal’s condition after surgery until your pet goes home.

The Bay’s Best

Advanced surgical capabilities, best diagnostic and surgical equipment available, and a commitment to excellence characterize our approach to veterinary surgery. Performing orthopedic, soft tissue, and emergency surgery, we offer the most advanced anesthesia and provide the best protocols for pain control.

Our exceptional combination of technology and knowledge ensures that the pets we care for undergo only the safest and most effective surgery possible. To that aim, we begin every surgery consultation with a thorough physical exam—including blood work—to determine whether your companion is healthy enough for anesthesia and to undergo surgery. From there, we administer any necessary pre-surgical medications and antibiotics and will continue to monitor and care for your animal’s condition after surgery until your pet goes home.

Attentive 24-Hour Post-Operative Care

Since we are a critical care facility, specially trained technical staff oversee post-operative care. Your pet is personally monitored by experts skilled in treating post-operative patients. And because we monitor patients continuously, we are able to provide uninterrupted pain management tailored to each pet’s specific needs.

Small Animal Surgery

Soft Tissue

  • Intestinal and stomach foreign body removals
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Trauma surgery

Emergency

  • On-call service
  • 24-hour care surgery

Orthopedic

  • Cranial or anterior cruciate ligament repair
  • TPLO
  • Luxating patella stabilization
  • Fracture repairs
  • And more

Oncologic

  • Biopsies of skin masses and internal masses
  • Internal and external tumor excision
  • Amputation
  • Cystostomy tube placement
  • Maxillectomy and mandibulectomy
  • Lung tumor removals

If you are bringing your pet in for a surgical procedure, it is always best to be prepared. PetPlace.com’s article on Preparing for Surgery in Dogs provides some good general information on how to care for your pet before and after surgery.

For more information about our surgeon, Dr. Cheri Nielsen, advanced veterinary capabilities and help with setting up an appointment, to schedule a consultation via phone or for other assistance contact us.

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Cheri Nielsen

Cheri Nielsen

Dr. Cheri Nielsen
Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon

Dr. Nielsen earned an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in applied mathematics. It wasn’t until her second year of medical school at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, when her own dog needed the services of a surgical specialist, that she became aware of veterinary surgery as a career option. This opened the door to a life-changing decision; she left Johns Hopkins to pursue a veterinary career. She earned her DVM degree at UC Davis while concurrently completing an MS degree in biomedical engineering then continued on to a one-year clinical internship at Colorado State University. She completed a three-year surgical residency at the University of Minnesota and successfully fulfilled the rigorous credentialing and examination requirements to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in small animal surgery.”

Dr. Nielsen has been providing innovative and compassionate specialty surgical care for bay area pets since 2006. She is skilled in a wide range of procedures and her surgical practice includes orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue, and oncologic/reconstructive surgery. Patient comfort and client communication are top priorities for Dr. Nielsen, who has a particular passion for minimally invasive procedures, wound management, and cancer.

Small Animal Surgery

Soft Tissue

  • Intestinal and stomach foreign body removals
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Trauma surgery

Emergency

  • On-call service
  • 24-hour care surgery

Orthopedic

  • Cranial or anterior cruciate ligament repair
  • TPLO
  • Luxating patella stabilization
  • Fracture repairs
  • And more

Oncologic

  • Biopsies of skin masses and internal masses
  • Internal and external tumor excision
  • Amputation
  • Cystostomy tube placement
  • Maxillectomy and mandibulectomy
  • Lung tumor removals

If you are bringing your pet in for a surgical procedure, it is always best to be prepared. PetPlace.com’s article on Preparing for Surgery in Dogs provides some good general information on how to care for your pet before and after surgery.

For more information about our surgeon, Dr. Cheri Nielsen, advanced veterinary capabilities and help with setting up an appointment, to schedule a consultation via phone or for other assistance contact us.

Contact Us
Cheri Nielsen

Cheri Nielsen

Dr. Cheri Nielsen
Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon

Dr. Nielsen earned an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in applied mathematics. It wasn’t until her second year of medical school at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, when her own dog needed the services of a surgical specialist, that she became aware of veterinary surgery as a career option. This opened the door to a life-changing decision; she left Johns Hopkins to pursue a veterinary career. She earned her DVM degree at UC Davis while concurrently completing an MS degree in biomedical engineering then continued on to a one-year clinical internship at Colorado State University. She completed a three-year surgical residency at the University of Minnesota and successfully fulfilled the rigorous credentialing and examination requirements to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in small animal surgery.”

Dr. Nielsen has been providing innovative and compassionate specialty surgical care for bay area pets since 2006. She is skilled in a wide range of procedures and her surgical practice includes orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue, and oncologic/reconstructive surgery. Patient comfort and client communication are top priorities for Dr. Nielsen, who has a particular passion for minimally invasive procedures, wound management, and cancer.