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Veterinary Surgical Specialists

4 star rating 12 Reviews

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5610 Kearny Mesa Rd, Ste BSan Diego, CA 92111

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  LisaKO

    Reviews: 1

    An Extraordinary Pair of Professionals
    LisaKO (1 review)
    3/05/2008

    Our 1-1/2 year old springer spaniel, Bella, arrived at VSS with a serious compound fracture that was one week old. Dr. Aron was able to save Bella's leg after a lengthy and complex surgery. I can't imagine finding another vet surgeon with the technical abilities to put Bella's leg back together. But restructuring Bella's leg was just the beginning of a long process that next involved Dr. Aron's wife, Rainy. Because we live in Seattle and were enroute to a trip in Antarctica, Rainy took Bella into her and Dr. Aron's home and rehabilitated her for over 2 months. We now have Bella with us in Seattle, and are amazed at her recovery. Without the skill and experience of the Aron's, I'm sure that Bella would be without a fourth leg. The Aron's went above and beyond the call of duty to bring Bella into their home and make her part of their family. They show a great commitment and dedication to the welfare of animals, and we would highly recommend them to anyone seeking surgery or rehab for their pet.

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  mulligan

    Reviews: 1

    An animal lover's dream
    mulligan (1 review)
    2/19/2008

    We took our 13 year old Border Collie for what we believed (our local vets preliminary diagnosis) could lead to surgery for medial shoulder instability from slipping on the ice in Montana but never quite got that far as Dr. Dennis Aron quickly found elevated liver enzymes, an enlarged liver with a large mass and many small ones. During the entire time of deciding what to do next, we were treated kindly, professionally, patiently (esp. in light of my repeated questions)and kept up to date by phone each time new exam results arrived. We never felt part of a business machine but all beginning with the girls at the front desk who were personable and caring to when we decided to take him home, our difficult time was made as 'sweet' as it could have been. Rainy is just unbelievable and solid in her knowledge, availability and compassion and Dr. Aron candid, up front, honest and professional who thoroughly explained all our options. What an outfit. It was our second time dealing with VSS and we find them consistently wonderful. Thankyou so much and don't change a thing.

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  plangan

    Reviews: 1

    Dog Surgery and Recovery
    plangan (1 review)
    2/02/2008

    My young miniature poodle was attacked by a German Shepard in the neighborhood resulting in two broken bones in his front leg. Dr. Dennis Aron took control of his case and the pup's surgery. Dr. Aron spent time with us explaining exactly what he wanted to do and how. He gave us all the time we needed to feel comfortable and to ask questions and state our concerns. After surgery Rainy Aron took control of the rehabilitation. She was nothing short of wonderful as she became almost a surrogate mother to our little guy. When he refused to walk on the leg with the cast Rainy took him home with her for a few days to work with him around the clock. Rainy always seemed to understand the dog's fear when he arrived for office visits with her. Her patience and kindness were more than anyone could ask for. Because of Dr. Aron,Rainy and the entire caring staff at Veterinary Surgical,our dog is back to chasing the cat around the house and stealing my grand daughter's stuffed animals.Thank you.

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  KBandRB

    Reviews: 2

    1 year follow-up
    KBandRB (2 reviews)
    1/29/2008

    It's been over one year since our Boston Terrier suffered a traumatic leg injury. After being treated and cared for by Dr. Aron and Rainy - and lots of home therapy we can happily report that our dog has made a complete recovery. There is absolutely no sign of his injury - no limping, no hesitation, no limitations. He runs, jumps, and plays just like before, and we owe it all to Dr. Aron and Rainy. If your dog needs specialized care - this is the place you must take him for the best care available.

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  sagechoice

    Reviews: 4

    Unparalleled expertise
    sagechoice (4 reviews)
    11/27/2007

    I have brought three of my dogs here for injury diagnosis and hip x-rays. Drs. Lenehan, Tarvin and Aron have all been outstanding. Dr. Lenehan diagnosed an unusual injury in my one of my dogs that my regular vet assured me would heal with a few weeks of crate rest. On another occasion, Rainey was also wonderful and helped me rehab one of my flyball dogs back from a serious injury. I would recommend VSS without question!

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  momanddadmarzano

    Reviews: 1

    THE BEST TREATMENT EVER!!!!!!!!
    momanddadmarzano (1 review)
    8/03/2007

    OUR 2.5 YEAR OLD 5.4# DACSHOUND JENNIE JOE RUPTURED A DISK AND WAS UNABLE TO USE HER HIND QUARTERS. DR. ARON AND RAINY STAYED LATE WHILE WE DROVE 450 MILES TO SEE THEM. THE STAFF PHONED TO GET UPDATES AND TO PREPARE FOR OUR ARRIVAL. WHEN WE ARRIVED WE WERE GREATED WITH CONCERN AND COMPATION. DR. ARON EXPLAINED IN DETAIL WHAT JENNIE JOE'S INJORIES WERE AND WHAT PRE-OP TESTS WOULD HAVE TO BE PREFORMED. HE ALSO LET US KNOW THAT SHE MAY NEVER WALK AGAIN. RAINY GAVE US A DETAILED ESTIMATE FOR TREATMENT AND SHE WAS TAKEN IN VERY CARING HANDS TO HAVE HER MRI. I THINK DR. ARON AND RAINY WERE SURPISED THAT THE MONEY DID NOT MATTER, WHAT MATTERED WAS A MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY NEEDED HELP, THAT WAS THE TOP CONCERN FOR US. THE TREATMENT TOTAL WAS LESS THAN THE ESTIMATE, THE HOTEL BILL WAS MORE. WE WERE KEPT INFORMED ALL WEEKEND AS TO JENNIE JOE'S PROGRESS. I WAS TOUGHT HOW TO CARE FOR HER AND AFTER THE LONG RIDE HOME RAINY AND DR. ARON HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH WITH HER PT AND PROGRESS. SHE IS STARTING TO REGAIN SOME MOVEMENT AND WE OWE THAT TO DR. ARON AND RAINY'S COMMITMENT TO ALL THIER PATIANTS.

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  kahlua

    Reviews: 2

    Exceptional Care
    kahlua (2 reviews)
    7/26/2007

    Kahlua, my 10 year old Springer Spaniel, pulled her knee, VSS was recommended by my vet. Dr. Aron explained everything fully. He was very direct and to the point explaining in great detail what to expect over the next four-six months. From the moment he met with us his total focus was Kahlua, her well-being and her comfort. She needed to lose weight before surgery and Rainy worked with me on a weekly basis to get the weight off of Kahlua. She called frequently to see if I had questions -- The day of surgery Dr. Aron called me immediately after surgery and explained thoroughly how it went. When Kahlua was released to me the next day -- I was given phone numbers for a vet tech at the hospital, and also I already had Rainy and Dr. Aron's personal numbers. At 4:00 a.m. I needed to call. I never went to voice mail -- everyone I called answered and walked me through the emergency. Rainy was with Kahlua through rehab. Kahlua liked Rainy and if she even heard Dr. Aron's voice through closed doors -- she was excited and would try to find him. Kahlua is running again six months after surgery. The rehab was long and time consuming but the support and care was exceptional. And I know they will always be a phone call away. The costs was minimal compared to the care and attention Kahlua and I got.

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  NEVERAGAIN

    Reviews: 1

    What Happened?
    NEVERAGAIN (1 review)
    7/13/2007

    I have been a client of Dr. Tarvin & Dr. Lenehan for years and have nothing but the highest respect for their incredible skill, but what happened? They have a husband and wife team working there now. After waiting over an hour to see Dr. Aron, my dog is then abruptly taken from me with no explination by his wife. She gets taken "to the back" & next thing I know i'm getting an estimate for $600 just in xrays and sedation (above what I payed the day before at the regular vets office for xrays), an outrages estimate for surgery, then his wife comes in and tries to up sell me even more. In the middle of this him and his wife are arguing in the hallway & I hear my dog screaming "in the back". This experiance was HORRIBLE! I will NEVER go back there!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  WHATHAPPENED

    Reviews: 1

    NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!
    WHATHAPPENED (1 review)
    7/13/2007

    I have been a client of Dr. Tarvin & Dr. Lenehan for years and have nothing but the highest respect for their incredible skill, but what happened? They have a husband and wife team working there now. After waiting over an hour to see Dr. Aron, my dog is then abruptly taken from me with no explination by his wife. She gets taken "to the back" & next thing I know i'm getting an estimate for $600 just in xrays and sedation (above what I payed the day before at the regular vets office for xrays), an outrages estimate for surgery, then his wife comes in and tries to up sell me even more. In the middle of this him and his wife are arguing in the hallway & I hear my dog screaming "in the back". This experiance was HORRIBLE! I will NEVER go back there!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  BarbaraS

    Reviews: 1

    Great care for my dog
    BarbaraS (1 review)
    4/06/2007

    I thank Dr. Aron and Rainy. What a great team! Austin, my 8 year old Staffordshire terrier, had a torn legament on his knee and he was in great pain. Last September he had surgery with Dr. Aron. I was assigned to a personal physical therapist veterinary, Rainy. Rainy took excellent care of Austin. Almost 6 months later Austin is back to normal. Everyone at the clinic was loving with Austin and had a great attitude. I would highly recommend Dr. Aron. :-)

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  Tank07

    Reviews: 1

    Absolutley the Best!!!!!!
    Tank07 (1 review)
    3/17/2007

    How lucky we feel that we went to VSS. We took our 2yr old Bulldog Tank in for knee surgery. During his 1 month check up we discovered he broke the pins in his knee and required another surgery. Dr. Tarvin, Tank's first surgeon, was out of town so Dr. Aron performed the very difficult, lengthy and complicated second surgery. Dr. Aron and his staff went well beyond what anyone could expect. Not only was the surgery a success but he personally looked after our boy for a time because my wife was six months pregnant and he didn't want her stressed. Because of Dr. Aron we have a healthy baby girl and Tank is ready to be a dog again. The follow up care Rainy (Dr. Aron's Tech and Tank's physical therapist) and Dr. Aron have provided for us has been unbelievable. They provided bi-weekly check ups, phone numbers to reach them if we have problems or questions, daily phone calls to check on Tank's progress, stayed late when we needed them and more compassion, concern and unselfishness than any Vet we have ever met. It is all about the well being and recovery of our Tank to them. We will recommend Dr. Aron, Rainy and Veterinary Surgical Specialists to every dog owner we meet. Thank You!! Vince and Shannon Polivka

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  • Veterinary Surgical Specialists - San Diego, CA -  fiestalover

    Reviews: 4

    Not very helpful
    fiestalover (4 reviews)
    1/11/2007

    I took my dog in for a surgical consult & I felt like all I got was the run around. Dr. Aron was unwilling to answer any of our questions without an MRI--which we were willing to do we just wanted to get a better idea of what we were dealing with. To top it off he did not even notice the major issue our dog was having when we brought her in which leads me to believe that he did not even examine her before saying she needed an MRI. I would not recommend this hospital to anyone!

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Business details

Service Area

  • Clairemont

Services

  • Emergency Care
  • Lab Work
  • Surgery & Intensive Care

Animal Types

  • Cats
  • Dogs