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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Read What Our Clients Say

    Dr. Joi Sutton is an incredible vet! She was willing to change her weekend around and help me and my 20 year old cat. I highly recommend meeting her in person. She is smart and caring!

    Michelle C​​

    Dr. Joi is fantastic we have been with her for about six years now and she's the best vet I have ever had, I've had dogs all my life and so I've seen my share of vets and she's the tops, She even made a house call in an emergency and nobody does that anymore, I would highly recommend her to anybody that has a cat or a dog or any other small animal that she might take care of.

    Larry L​​

    I love Tequesta Veterinary Clinic! Joi and the entire staff are so friendly and helpful. I'm forever grateful that I found them as a second opinion several years ago when another vet was ready to give up and put my dog to sleep at only 2 years old! Joi took the common sense approach, started from the beginning, and went over the basics that the other vet missed. She literally saved our dog's life and saved us thousands of dollars in unnecessary testing too. It's hard to find a good vet, and I recommend Tequesta Veterinary Clinic to everyone who asks!

    Michelle B​​

    Our cat became ill and we were in a panic about what was happening. The staff at Tequesta Veterinary Clinic was extremely helpful, kind, gentle, and knowledgeable. Dr. Joi is professional, a nonalarmist, and very experienced. Both our cat and our family were well respected and tended to, which isn’t an easy task. We’ve known this clinic for years and years as Dr. Joi also helped my parents and their dog over the years. I highly recommended her and her work.

    Lani S​​

    My old man, a 12-year-old beagle named "Juice", was treated like a king at this vet. I just moved from Pittsburgh and Juice really needed some dental work. I was putting it off until June when I returned to Pittsburgh but then I found this vet a half-mile down the road. Dr. Joi and her whole staff are amazing. They made me feel very comfortable taking my dog here for procedures and routine check-ups. After Juice's procedure, Dr. Joi gave me her personal number and called me to check on him. She goes the extra mile for her patients.

    Jonathan C