Offering Minimally-Invasive Surgery solutions in addition to General, Orthopedic, Oncologic and Spinal Neurosurgery.
When your primary veterinarian recommends surgery for your pet, you can feel confident with the veterinary surgeons at Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware -- Drs. Mark Cofone, Art Jankowski and Scott Roberts. As residency-trained, board certified surgeons with more than 50 combined years of experience in diagnosing and treating orthopedic, oncologic, neurologic and general surgery problems, our surgeons are the best team to treat your pet.
Our surgeons work closely with your veterinarian and consult with the other specialists at the Veterinary Specialty Center when necessary to ensure that your pet gets the best medical and surgical attention. They will provide you with the information you need to make the right choice for your pet, and will utilize the most up-to-date techniques, instrumentation, and anesthesia to ensure the best outcome.
Surgeries performed at our hospital include:
General soft tissue:
- Arthroscopic surgery for elbow dysplasia, OCD, cruciate ligament disease, and other problems.
- Cruciate ligament surgery using the most current techniques, including Tibial Tuberosity Advancement [TTA] and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy [TPLO]
- Total hip replacement
- Trauma surgery, treating fractures, ligament injuries, and other associated problems.
- Congenital and developmental bone deformity treatment
- Patellar luxation
- Sports medicine
- Cancer surgery
- Minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedures (including ovariectomy, elective gastropexy, cryptorchid castration, biopsy, and adrenalectomy).
- Minimally-invasive thoracoscopic procedures (including pericardectomy, biopsy, lung lobe removal, and chylothorax treatment).
- Abdominal surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Wound treatment
- Disk disease diagnosis and treatment
- Wobbler Syndrome diagnosis and treatment
Learn more about our surgeons:
Mark A. Cofone, VMD, DACVS - Surgeon
Arthur J. Jankowski, VMD, DACVS - Surgeon
Scott Roberts, VMD, DACVS - Surgeon
A board-certified veterinary surgeon is a veterinarian who specializes in the surgical treatment of small companion animals, and is certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). This certification requires three to four years of additional surgical training beyond the eight required for veterinary school, plus a one-year internship, publication of research and passing a rigorous examination.