Refer a Patient to our Surgical Specialists

Our surgical specialists provide personal consultations and perform a wide array of complex soft tissue and orthopedic procedures.

Our board-certified surgeons work closely with the staff at the Institute of Veterinary Specialists on:

  • Cardiology
  • Internal medicine
  • Dermatology and
  • Ophthalmology

cases when surgical intervention arises.


Isis Sánchez, DVM, MS, DACVS

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Isis Sánchez has thirty years’ experience in the surgical treatment of cancers, heart and lung diseases, intestinal and urinary tract disorders, and surgical problems of the ears and skin. A graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida, Dr. Sánchez has practiced specialty surgery in Gainesville since 1991. Before moving south, she served as chief of a soft-tissue surgical service at the Animal Medical Center in New York City for three years, where she received the Carola Warburg Rothschild Human/Animal Bond award.


Steven Neihaus, DVM, DACVS

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Neihaus is a Chicago-area native that migrated to Jacksonville in 2015. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville for his undergraduate education. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, Dr. Neihaus spent a year as a general practitioner before going on to complete a rotating internship at the Animal Emergency and Referral Center in Northbrook, Illinois. During his residency, Dr. Neihaus published multiple research papers, presented at national veterinary conferences and was the recipient of the prestigious Clinical Research Award at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Residents Forum.


Our soft-tissue surgeries include:

  • Tumor removal and reconstruction
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) ligation
  • Persistent Right Aortic Arch (PRAA) correction
  • Subtotal pericardiectomy
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Total ear canal ablation (TECA) surgery and other ear disorders
  • Treatment of intestinal and urinary tract problems


Our orthopedic surgeries include:

  • Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Cranial closing wedge ostectomy (CCWO)
  • Lateral suture stabilization
  • Tightrope CCL repair
  • Medial and Lateral patella luxation repair
  • Femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO)
  • Fracture repairs
  • Hip luxations

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Our specialists provide comprehensive and personalized care to each patient that we treat. Fill out a referral form to get your client started with our services.