Tequesta Pet Surgery Clinic

Our goal at Tequesta Veterinary Clinic is to partner with you in providing your precious animal companion with a long life of health and wellness. To that end, in addition to our extensive menu of other veterinary services, we offer pet surgery to combat common issues that may arise.

Your pet's surgery will be performed here in our veterinary clinic, so you have the confidence of knowing your pet is under the care of our skilled veterinarians (Dr. Joi, Dr. Javi, Dr. Bill) using our state-of-the-art equipment and surgical instruments. You can also be assured that our experienced and well-trained veterinary nurses will be monitoring your pet's vital signs while under anesthesia and continuing to keep watch over them throughout the recovery period. 

Modern Care    Our veterinarians utilize the best of today's technology to provide many diagnostics within our clinic. Whether your pet needs an abdominal ultrasound, or thoracic radiographs that can be emailed to your veterinarian in another state, or full mouth digital radiographs before dental extractions, or results of a chemistry panel in minutes, all of these are accomplished through our investment in technology. Additionally, our cold laser therapy and anesthetic monitoring equipment help us provide care for your pet more safely than ever. 

A client recently asked Dr Joi why the cost of neutering her dog was so variable between various clinics.  This client had been calling around to get quotes.  The answer is very likely the precautions such as IV fluids, anesthesia monitoring equipment, courtesy class 4 therapy laser with surgery, and multimodal analgesia.  And then there is Dr Joi's 27 years of surgical experience.   At the low cost spay and neuter hospitals, it is assembly line surgery with numerous pets under anesthesia or in recovery at one time.  Dr Joi has worked at such clinics.  In fact, she founded a non-profit and ran international spay/neuter volunteer campaigns herself for years.  At Tequesta Veterinary Clinic, we wait until one anesthetic patient is extubated and upright before we anesthetize the next patient.  At shelters and low cost spay and neuter clinics there are often numerous pets in recovery (with endotracheal tubes still in them post-op) at once.  This assembly line surgery practice is how these hospitals can afford to provide such low cost surgery.  We limit our procedures to 2 or 3 per day rather than scheduling 15 to 25 procedures per day as most low cost spay and neuter facilities perform.  Some might call this "boutique" anesthesia.  We proudly offer the anesthesia for your pets as we would use for our own pets.  One of our principles is to treat every patient as if it were our own and treat every client as if she were our mother.   Please check out the "Anesthesia and Safety Nets" tab on our website. 

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Our Regular Schedule--see Covid19 tab comments


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Saturdays coming Sept 2020!!

Will be 8:30 to 1 pm




Read What Our Clients Say

    I was recommended to Tequesta Vet Clinic about a year ago. All I can say is if you are looking for the perfect Vet, the perfect staff,your search is over. Joi Sutton and her staff are exceptional. Your furrry kids will get excellent care.

    - Susan A.

    Tequesta Vet Clinic has rescued my boy-cat who was diagnosed with diabetes. The previous vet had him on an insulin regiment that was not in his best interest. Dr. Joi Sutton has been the most compassionate and educated veterinarian that I have had the pleasure of knowing. My cat, along with his brothers, who also have been under her care for dental work, have immensely benefited by seeing her. Not only do my boys get VIP treatment, they are sent home “very thankful.” This makes me immensely

    - Yvonne A.