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Surgery

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) defines the standards of surgical excellence for the veterinary profession, promotes advancements in veterinary surgery, and provides the latest in surgical educational programs. By fostering the highest standards of excellence in veterinary surgery, the ACVS is helping the veterinary profession achieve its goals of providing outstanding service to the public and care for animals. Dr. Alan Schulman is a Diplomat of the ACVS and adheres to these rigorous standards.

Our caseload encompasses patients with a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic (cancer), cardiothoracic, general, soft tissue, and reconstructive surgical needs. We are available for surgery, consultation, and assistance with difficult surgical cases or when the use of specialized surgical equipment or techniques is required. Our combined efforts allow us to confer on patient management and to be readily available for trauma or other emergency referrals. Our practice is equipped with the latest specialized instrumentation and equipment. The safest, most minimally depressant anesthetic agents are used, and patients are continuously monitored throughout anesthesia. Multi-modal pain management is administered to keep the surgical patients as pain-free as possible. Experienced, registered veterinary technicians and a well-trained technical support staff play a key role in pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative intensive care. Patient care is provided 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Our surgical suites include the most modern equipment and patient monitoring capabilities to safeguard your pet’s health. After surgery, your pet will be monitored in either our Intensive Care Unit or Inpatient Unit, both of which are monitored 24 hours a day by our nursing staff under the direction of the surgeon.

Our surgeons have published dozens of surgical articles in veterinary journals and textbooks for over 27 years. These are just a few of the reasons why numerous veterinarians refer their challenging surgical cases to the AMC. As surgical technology and techniques continue to advance, the surgical specialist has taken on an increasing role in advanced treatment. While the surgical team members take pride in their technical competence, our surgeons also believe that communication and compassion are important aspects of excellent care.

Meet Our Surgeon

Alan Schulman, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Alan Schulman is a renowned Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon. While he is particularly known for his orthopedic, neurologic, and reconstructive surgical expertise, he performs a broad spectrum of thoracic, cardiovascular, and soft tissue surgery for his general practice and referral clientele. Dr. Schulman’s extraordinary skills and intuitive powers regarding veterinary medicine and surgery have won him intense loyalty throughout the community.

While Dr. Schulman’s clientele reads like the who’s who of the entertainment industry, his practice thrives because of the unquestionable confidence and passion with which he treats each and every animal. For this reason, and many others, Dr. Schulman is consistently sought out for his expert advice and endorsement for various animal related issues. His passion and talents for high quality veterinary care has awarded him the highest recognition within his profession. Dr. Schulman has authored dozens of journal articles, textbook chapters and lectures locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Schulman was born and raised in New York City and attended Cornell University as an undergraduate in The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He completed his veterinary education at The New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University before arriving in Los Angeles to complete his internship and surgical residency.
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Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Degenerative Joint Disease and Immune Mediated Arthopathies
  • Hip Displasia / Triple Pelvic Osteotomy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Patella Luxation Repair
  • Elbow Dysplasia / FCP / UAP / Incongruity
  • Cruciate Ligament Injury / TPLO and Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Multimodal Pain Management Therapy

Abdominal Surgical Procedures

  • Gastric Dilation Volulus Syndrome
  • Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis
  • Enterotomy
  • Colorectal and Anal Gland
  • Perineal Hernia
  • Liver Lobectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Portocaval Shunts
  • Splenectomy

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

  • Congenital and Acquired Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Lung Lobectomy
  • Pericardectomy

Neurology Surgical Procedures

  • Myelography
  • Cisternal and Lumbar Spinal Taps
  • Neurosurgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Tumors

Soft Tissue Surgical Procedures

  • Urogenital
  • Nephrectomy
  • Nephrotomy
  • Ectopic Ureter
  • Prostatic Cysts
  • Tumors
  • Abscesses
  • Perineal Urethrostomy
  • Renal and Urinary Bladder Calculi

EENT Surgical Procedures

  • Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome
  • Salivary Ranulas Mucocoeles and Tumors
  • Total Ear Cana Ablation / Bulla Osteotomy
  • Entropian/Ectropian Enucleation
  • Eyelid Margin tumors and Reconstruction

Skin Surgical Procedures

  • Cutaneous and Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Skin Grafting

Oncology Surgical Procedures

  • Cytoreductive and Reconstruction Surgery
  • Immunotherapy
  • Tumor Cytology and Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Aspirate and Core Biopsy