Emergency appointments are available and often can be accommodated for same day. Request an appointment.

A board-certified veterinary surgeon has undergone advanced training consisting of at least a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency.  In addition, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons has established rigorous guidelines, specified training, publication requirements, and requires successful passing of the National Board Certification Examination before becoming a specialist in veterinary surgery. Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons are dedicated to providing the best in surgical care.

CARE’s surgery department works closely with owners and primary care veterinarians to provide expert surgical interventions for a wide range of surgical needs.  Incorporating physical rehabilitation as part of our standard of care, our surgery department aims to provide your pet a comprehensive treatment plan of possible surgical treatment, rehabilitation, and pain management.


  • Emergency/Traumatic Surgery
  • Fracture Repair
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • TPLO Surgery for cruciate repair

Meet our surgeons:


Matthew Nicholson, DVM Diplomate ACVS, CCRP




Kristy Broaddus




Kristy Broaddus, DVM Diplomate ACVS, MS