Surgical technology and techniques continue to advance, and as a result the surgical specialist has an increasing role in advanced veterinary treatment. Our surgical specialist perform oncologic, thoracic, abdominal, head and neck and reconstructive surgery on both dogs and cats. The orthopedic service provides diagnosis and surgical management of fractures and other injuries, lameness, developmental joint disease, hip dysplasia, and limb deformities.
Surgical Procedures and Services
- Minor ophthalmologic surgeries
- Oncologic (Cancer)
- Bone and Joint
KAREN GIBSON, DVM, DACVS, Diplomate,
The Veterinary Referral Center of NH's surgical specialist, Dr. Karen Gibson, brings over 20 years experience as a board certified surgeon to our team. She has extensive experience in soft tissue surgery. Dr. Gibson's orthopedic experience involves a variety of fracture management techniques, joint surgery, arthrodesis, triple pelvic osteotomy, and neurological surgeries.
Dr. Gibson's DACVS certification identifies her as a veterinarian who has been board certified in veterinary surgery. Only veterinarians who have successfully completed the certification requirements of the ACVS are Diplomates of the
Veterinarians wishing to become board certified must complete a three-year residency program, meet specific training and caseload requirements, perform research and have their research published. This process is supervised by current ACVS Diplomates, ensuring consistency in training and adherence to high standards. Once the residency has been completed, the resident must sit for and pass a rigorous examination. Only then does the veterinarian earn the title of ACVS Diplomate.
Dr. Gibson is available for consults and referral surgeries Monday through Thursday.