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Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Gainesville, Florida


The Veterinary Surgicenter is a locally owned, surgery-focused veterinary care facility offering exceptional anesthetic and surgical care to the pets in our community at an accessible price. We provide surgical treatment options for soft tissue and orthopedic conditions with an emphasis on safe and effective anesthesia and pain management. The VSC surgical care team is made up of boarded specialists, experienced surgery-passionate general practitioners, and specialized animal care nurses with over 70 years of combined experience. Our patient-centered approach relies on problem solving, practical experience, evidence-based medicine, and strong communication between the veterinary care teams and pet owners to tailor a surgical treatment plan that meets their specific needs and budget. 


The Veterinary Surgicenter offers a wide variety of general and specialty level surgical procedures to the pets in the community. Our focus is on providing safe, effective anesthesia and surgical therapies for soft tissue, orthopedic, and dental disease. We maximize the use of local anesthesia and nerve blocks to minimize patient discomfort and decrease the doses required for general anesthesia, making anesthesia safer and recovery smoother for our patients and their families. 


We understand how stressful it can be having a pet that requires surgery and we strive to reduce that stress each step of the way for you and your pet. We offer an easy scheduling process, comfortable exam rooms, stress-reducing medications, and thoughtful patient handling to keep stress to a minimum. Schedule a surgical consultation with our team to discuss and understand the treatment options available for your pet to create a personalized patient care plan.


We love hearing from our clients!

Absolutely 5+ stars! Everyone from the staff to the vet acted as if my Rusty was part of their family. Dr. Stanley was the best vet I have ever been with - Rusty sat on his lap and acted as if he was Mr. Comfortable...he does that with NO ONE. The surgery went smoothly and the stitches were perfect. Put your pets in their care. You will NOT be disappointed! - John M.



Dr. Fox-Alvarez and Stanley were classmates in veterinary school at the University of Florida and started the Veterinary Surgicenter together to help improve access to surgical care and support local veterinary practices in our community. Dr. Fox-Alvarez is an accomplished board certified veterinary surgeon and Dr. Stanley has over 10 years of experience performing surgery in general practice and has undergone specific training in performing orthopedic surgery, including Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) for cranial cruciate injury in dogs. The VSC team is passionate about life-long learning and dedicates their ongoing training to keeping up with the latest approaches to veterinary surgical care.



310 NW 76th Drive, Suite C

Gainesville, FL. 32607 (map)


(352) 225-3501


(352) 554-5322




Our surgicenter was designed to feel less like a hospital and relaxed and comfortable for both you and your pet.  

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310 NW 76th Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32607

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