Welcome to Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists

Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists (CVSS) is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's most experienced and advanced teams of board-certified veterinary surgeons. We partner with primary care veterinarians to provide your pets with the very best surgical care for advanced soft-tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, oncologic surgery, neurologic surgery, emergency surgery and cardio/thoracic procedures. We perform complex surgeries every day and keep up with all the latest veterinary surgical advances (and set a few ourselves). Our advanced training and technical expertise means we bring a wealth of experience to your pet’s surgical needs. If you have been referred to CVSS, your family veterinarian is confident your pet will receive the very best of care.

About Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists

Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists, formerly Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Surgery (CVRS), was founded in Annapolis in 1992 as a component of the Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC). All of our staff surgeons are boarded by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists is associated with emergency care facilities that have 24-hour doctor care in our ICU's at all three locations. All of our locations have doctors on premises 24 hours-a-day to ensure that all of our patients receive the highest quality care.

We invite you and your pet to visit us for a consultation upon referral from your family veterinarian.

Referring Veterinarians

The surgeons at CVSS are honored to provide surgical care for one of your patients. We hope you find CVSS a valuable resource when you have advanced surgical cases.

Love, Compassion, Care

  • I can't say enough about Dr Prostredny and how he was so caring with our dog and how he was always available to answer questions, before, during, and after the surgeries.
    Mindy M.

  • My pug needed surgery. These people were straight up with us, the staff was super nice and knowledgeable. They fixed my puppy's leg and now he is living an awesome and fulfilled life.
    Jake T.

  • Dr. Hickey, and his assistant, were very caring. I cried for almost half of the visit and they were extremely caring and understanding.
    Meredith J.

  • I can't recommend CVCA enough, and am so thankful for them in dealing with a horrible situation.
    Mary D.

  • My akita is up and running and playing without any more knee issues and I couldn't be happier for her state of health. I highly recommend this place!
    Nancy K.

  • I have a very rowdy Maine Coon but the doctor and his tech had him laying peacefully but fully awake - I swear they are some kind of cat whisperer. I can't recommend these people more highly!
    Erin M.

  • Dr. J took wonderful care of my little girl and she is now on the road to recovery. I am so thankful I was referred to them and Dr. J.
    Barbara M.

  • I highly recommend Chesapeake. Our dog , Mox, had ACL surgery recently and it went flawlessly. I was extremely impressed with Dr Roa and the entire staff.
    Max D.

  • Our great Dane had two knee replacements at this hospital. Excellent care and he recovered very well with all mobility until he got osteosarcoma and one of his front legs.
    Kai S.