Surgery

Surgery

Veterinary Surgical Center

Veterinary Surgical Center

Veterinary Surgical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality of surgical care for your pet. We are an all-inclusive surgical practice for dogs and cats and provide state of the art techniques. We have the most current equipment including digital radiography and C-arm modalities to address orthopedic and soft tissue diseases. To learn more about our Surgery capabilities, please visit vetsurgicalcenter.com.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy:

  • For Soft Tissue Injuries and Arthritis

Orthopedic Procedures:

  • Arthroscopy
    • Fracture Repair
    • Complete array of internal and external fixation equipment, bone grafting
    • Limb Deformity and Realignment
    • Arthrodesis
    • OCD Surgery
    • OATS Procedure
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture Repair
    • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
    • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
    • Lateral Suture
    • Titanium Wedge Tuberosity Advancement
  • Hip Surgery
    • Total Hip Replacement (non-cemented and cemented)
    • Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)
    • Double Pelvic Osteotomy (DPO)
    • Hip Luxations
    • Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis
    • Pelvic Fractures
    • Sacro Iliac Luxations
  • Patellar Luxation (medial or lateral, patella alta)
    • CUTTING EDGE SURGICAL PROCEDURE NOW AVAILABLE!
    • PATELLAR GROOVE REPLACEMENT
    • Dr Latimer has performed hundreds of these revolutionary new procedures and is one of the most experienced surgeons for this procedure in the USA. This procedure has enabled us to improve the quality of life and activity level for patients with severe joint disease due to patellar luxation. Previous to this surgical option, there were limited, and often unsuccessful, surgical alternatives for this degenerative condition.
  • Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy (aka PAUL procedure)
    • This novel procedure is used to treat larger breed dogs with elbow dysplasia and diseases of the medial compartment before they develop severe arthritis of the elbow. The procedure will “unload” the diseased compartment and will allow less painful weight bearing and improved activity levels.

Soft Tissue Procedures:

  • Biopsies
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopy
  • Gastropexy
  • Liver/Splenic Surgery
    • Cholecytectomy
    • Shunt ligation
    • Nephrectomy
  • Gastric Feeding Tube Placement
  • Thoracic Surgery
    • Lung Lobe Excision
    • Pericardiectomy
    • Mediastinal Mass Removal
  • Airway Surgery
    • Laryngeal Paralysis
    • Tracheal Collapse
    • Soft Palate and Nares Resection
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Tumor Excision
  • Hernia Repair
  • Perineal Hernia Repair
  • Urethrostomies (Canine and Feline)
    • Urinary Stone Removal
    • Ectopic Ureter treatment
    • Prostate Surgical Disease
  • Intestinal surgery
    • Resections
    • Biopsies
    • Subtotal Colectomy
    • Cholecystoduodenostomy
  • Mandibulectomy/Maxillectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Skin Grafting
  • Non-Invasive Techniques: Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy

Neurological Procedures:

  • Hemilaminectomy
  • Ventral slot procedure
Veterinary Surgical Center
Our Team
Federico Latimer

Federico Latimer

DVM, MS, DACVS
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Alex Padron

Alex Padron

DVM, Practice Limited to Surgery
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Daniel Boruta

Daniel Boruta

DVM, DACVAA
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Testimonials

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Janelle and “Star”

Both wonderful Doctors!! Dr. Padron saved my dog’s life and removed a huge mass from her belly and removed her spleen. So grateful to him and the staff for the extra time we now have with her. It’s because of the team at Jupiter Pet ER that our sweet girl is smiling again and chasing lizards!!

Dr. Latimer has also made the lives of the shelter dogs and cats at Furry Friends so much better with the work he has done for them to help them have a better life and live pain free.

The whole staff is beyond great!!

Belinda and “Dillinger”

I had a terrible situation where my beloved dog Dillinger was attacked by another dog and I have never seen an injury like it- I could see all in his chest, bones muscles everything! I didn’t think he would make it. Dr. Padron saved his life. They were not even sure if Dillinger was going to be able to keep his leg. Happy to report that Dillinger is walking on it and even wagging his tail as he continues to recover over there. The entire staff there is beyond compassionate, I honestly just cannot day enough nice things about these people. They have been 100% honest with me in managing my expectations and I feel so blessed to have brought Dillinger there. Highly highly HIGHLY recommend. Everyone I dealt with was AMAZING. Thank you Dr. Padron and Kelly and Nikki and Zack and Christina everyone!!! (I am sorry for the names I cannot recall, I was very distressed when I brought him in and had to call back for the Surgeon’s name. These guys are the best- nobody’s better!

Update: Two weeks post-op and Dillinger is doing great! Everyone continues to be amazing as I take him in for his follow up and I am just so very grateful for Dr. Padron and everyone at this wonderful facility.

Steve & Mary Ann and “Rocco”

We were first referred to Jupiter Pet when our regular vet diagnosed our little French Bulldog Rocco with a failing gallbladder. He had to be cleared by a cardiologist due to his age and a heart murmur. Once cleared the cardiologist said he needed the surgery ASAP. Thankfully Dr. Latimer was able to take him right away. He saved our little boy and was a pleasure throughout as was the whole staff. A year or so later Rocco started having some mobility problems so we brought him back in to be looked at. After diagnosis we were handed off to Dr. Yang and she took care of our Rocco and helped him to have mobility into his senior years. Sadly the day came where we found ourselves in the ER on a Sunday having to make the decision none of us want to make. Dr. Katz’s kindness and understanding helped us to accept the inevitable. We were losing our little boy. As we held our Rocco for the last time who walks in? Dr. Yang. She came in on her own time to grieve with us. I can’t begin to explain how much that meant to my wife and I. Dr. Yang now takes care of our Leeloo helping to keep her as mobile as possible during her senior years. Thank you Dr. Latimer, Dr. Yang, Dr. Katz and to everyone at Jupiter Pet for all you have done for our family. We are forever grateful.

Deb and “Max”

Dr. Latimer is the best veterinary surgeon. He is skillful, knowledgeable, and caring of the pets he treats. In addition, his staff and technicians are totally knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Latimer to treat any pet in need of his services.

Hudson and “Kona”

I CANNOT speak highly enough of JPESC and their entire team. My dog Kona has been through a lot this year including UTI’s, a double ACL surgery, two herniated discs that left her initially paralyzed in the rear legs, followed by emergency spine surgery, and now we do consistent rehab with their incredibly extensive and all-encompassing facility with Dr. Yang and the team. This has happened over 6 months, and I feel like I can call them family. From the support we got as scared dog-parents when they told us Kona would need an emergency MRI and back surgery, to the happy hellos and goodbyes we get when we pick her up from rehab, I know we couldn’t have picked a better vet or emergency center to take care of our fur-child.

We first went to JPESC to get a second opinion from Dr. Latimer, about a limp Kona had for some time. Another vet told us she would need a hip replacement… wasn’t even her hip turns out, it was BOTH of her ACL’s. And he told us this with just a couple X-Rays! So incredible.
Dr. Latimer was so gentle with Kona and patient in explaining our options to fix her torn ACL’s. We opted with surgery and his prediction of what recovery would look like, and how long it would take was spot on. Even when Kona had some accidental licking of one of her sutures and caused an infection, the office saw her right away and got her started on antibiotics ASAP.

The following month, Kona had a horrible episode of pain (before we knew she had herniated two discs in her spine), so we took her to the ER side of JPESC and the night vet, Dr. Torre, was so kind to call me multiple times knowing I was concerned with how much pain she was in, and I couldn’t go into the office because of COVID precautions. The next morning we saw the emergency team again because Kona had become paralyzed overnight… The team met us at our car the minute we pulled into a parking spot, and carefully transitioned Kona to a stretcher so as to not injure her spine further (since they knew she probably had spinal cord damage causing the paralysis). Dr. Katz was so honest in his recommendation for a specialty neurology office, stating which office he would personally take his dog to, but also giving us a more affordable option too. They even kept Kona in the office on a pain medication IV drip while we went home to prepare her things for probable surgery later that day down in Boynton.

Fast forward a couple weeks and we were following up with the new in-house neurologist, Dr. Senneca, from Southeast Vet Neurology where Kona had her spine surgery! It made things so much easier for follow up having a neurologist in-office! And as soon as we were able to, we started Kona on a rehab package twice a week with Dr. Yang where she would go and do anything from stretching, to water treadmill exercises, laser therapy, and even acupuncture. I’ve gotten to know the rehab team the most out of all the departments at JPESC, and they are the sweetest, most patient, loving, and willing to go over the moon for Kona. In everything they do you can tell they love every animal that comes into their care, as well as the family they belong to. It means so much to share the ups and downs with people you know care about your pet and WANT to see them live their best life. Ultimately, Kona regained some but not all mobility, so we got her a cart per the recommendation of Dr. Yang. The office even placed the order for us and had it delivered to them so they could fit it to her and build it once it arrived. When I picked her up from rehab that day, they surprised me by bringing her out on her wheels and all shared in my happiness and happy tears as we watched Kona excitedly run around again.

This kind of office and staff doesn’t come around often, and you can tell JPESC only hires the best of the best, both personality-wise, and skill. Kona and I are honored to be a part of the JPESC family.

Adriana and “Sadie Mae”

I would like to THANK your staff, from Sam trying to help me figure out how much we would have to spend on a broken femur to the nurses walking in and out of the clinic, to Dr. Padron. I wish I was not so far (2 hrs) I would definitely bring my 2 dogs there for your care. Once again THANK YOU VERY MUCH you all made this lil nightmare rest at ease seeing our Sadie so happy (walking all around) this morning not even 24 hrs after surgery.

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Janelle and “Star”

Both wonderful Doctors!! Dr. Padron saved my dog’s life and removed a huge mass from her belly and removed her spleen. So grateful to him and the staff for the extra time we now have with her. It’s because of the team at Jupiter Pet ER that our sweet girl is smiling again and chasing lizards!!

Dr. Latimer has also made the lives of the shelter dogs and cats at Furry Friends so much better with the work he has done for them to help them have a better life and live pain free.

The whole staff is beyond great!!

Belinda and “Dillinger”

I had a terrible situation where my beloved dog Dillinger was attacked by another dog and I have never seen an injury like it- I could see all in his chest, bones muscles everything! I didn’t think he would make it. Dr. Padron saved his life. They were not even sure if Dillinger was going to be able to keep his leg. Happy to report that Dillinger is walking on it and even wagging his tail as he continues to recover over there. The entire staff there is beyond compassionate, I honestly just cannot day enough nice things about these people. They have been 100% honest with me in managing my expectations and I feel so blessed to have brought Dillinger there. Highly highly HIGHLY recommend. Everyone I dealt with was AMAZING. Thank you Dr. Padron and Kelly and Nikki and Zack and Christina everyone!!! (I am sorry for the names I cannot recall, I was very distressed when I brought him in and had to call back for the Surgeon’s name. These guys are the best- nobody’s better!

Update: Two weeks post-op and Dillinger is doing great! Everyone continues to be amazing as I take him in for his follow up and I am just so very grateful for Dr. Padron and everyone at this wonderful facility.

Steve & Mary Ann and “Rocco”

We were first referred to Jupiter Pet when our regular vet diagnosed our little French Bulldog Rocco with a failing gallbladder. He had to be cleared by a cardiologist due to his age and a heart murmur. Once cleared the cardiologist said he needed the surgery ASAP. Thankfully Dr. Latimer was able to take him right away. He saved our little boy and was a pleasure throughout as was the whole staff. A year or so later Rocco started having some mobility problems so we brought him back in to be looked at. After diagnosis we were handed off to Dr. Yang and she took care of our Rocco and helped him to have mobility into his senior years. Sadly the day came where we found ourselves in the ER on a Sunday having to make the decision none of us want to make. Dr. Katz’s kindness and understanding helped us to accept the inevitable. We were losing our little boy. As we held our Rocco for the last time who walks in? Dr. Yang. She came in on her own time to grieve with us. I can’t begin to explain how much that meant to my wife and I. Dr. Yang now takes care of our Leeloo helping to keep her as mobile as possible during her senior years. Thank you Dr. Latimer, Dr. Yang, Dr. Katz and to everyone at Jupiter Pet for all you have done for our family. We are forever grateful.

Deb and “Max”

Dr. Latimer is the best veterinary surgeon. He is skillful, knowledgeable, and caring of the pets he treats. In addition, his staff and technicians are totally knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Latimer to treat any pet in need of his services.

Hudson and “Kona”

I CANNOT speak highly enough of JPESC and their entire team. My dog Kona has been through a lot this year including UTI’s, a double ACL surgery, two herniated discs that left her initially paralyzed in the rear legs, followed by emergency spine surgery, and now we do consistent rehab with their incredibly extensive and all-encompassing facility with Dr. Yang and the team. This has happened over 6 months, and I feel like I can call them family. From the support we got as scared dog-parents when they told us Kona would need an emergency MRI and back surgery, to the happy hellos and goodbyes we get when we pick her up from rehab, I know we couldn’t have picked a better vet or emergency center to take care of our fur-child.

We first went to JPESC to get a second opinion from Dr. Latimer, about a limp Kona had for some time. Another vet told us she would need a hip replacement… wasn’t even her hip turns out, it was BOTH of her ACL’s. And he told us this with just a couple X-Rays! So incredible.
Dr. Latimer was so gentle with Kona and patient in explaining our options to fix her torn ACL’s. We opted with surgery and his prediction of what recovery would look like, and how long it would take was spot on. Even when Kona had some accidental licking of one of her sutures and caused an infection, the office saw her right away and got her started on antibiotics ASAP.

The following month, Kona had a horrible episode of pain (before we knew she had herniated two discs in her spine), so we took her to the ER side of JPESC and the night vet, Dr. Torre, was so kind to call me multiple times knowing I was concerned with how much pain she was in, and I couldn’t go into the office because of COVID precautions. The next morning we saw the emergency team again because Kona had become paralyzed overnight… The team met us at our car the minute we pulled into a parking spot, and carefully transitioned Kona to a stretcher so as to not injure her spine further (since they knew she probably had spinal cord damage causing the paralysis). Dr. Katz was so honest in his recommendation for a specialty neurology office, stating which office he would personally take his dog to, but also giving us a more affordable option too. They even kept Kona in the office on a pain medication IV drip while we went home to prepare her things for probable surgery later that day down in Boynton.

Fast forward a couple weeks and we were following up with the new in-house neurologist, Dr. Senneca, from Southeast Vet Neurology where Kona had her spine surgery! It made things so much easier for follow up having a neurologist in-office! And as soon as we were able to, we started Kona on a rehab package twice a week with Dr. Yang where she would go and do anything from stretching, to water treadmill exercises, laser therapy, and even acupuncture. I’ve gotten to know the rehab team the most out of all the departments at JPESC, and they are the sweetest, most patient, loving, and willing to go over the moon for Kona. In everything they do you can tell they love every animal that comes into their care, as well as the family they belong to. It means so much to share the ups and downs with people you know care about your pet and WANT to see them live their best life. Ultimately, Kona regained some but not all mobility, so we got her a cart per the recommendation of Dr. Yang. The office even placed the order for us and had it delivered to them so they could fit it to her and build it once it arrived. When I picked her up from rehab that day, they surprised me by bringing her out on her wheels and all shared in my happiness and happy tears as we watched Kona excitedly run around again.

This kind of office and staff doesn’t come around often, and you can tell JPESC only hires the best of the best, both personality-wise, and skill. Kona and I are honored to be a part of the JPESC family.

Adriana and “Sadie Mae”

I would like to THANK your staff, from Sam trying to help me figure out how much we would have to spend on a broken femur to the nurses walking in and out of the clinic, to Dr. Padron. I wish I was not so far (2 hrs) I would definitely bring my 2 dogs there for your care. Once again THANK YOU VERY MUCH you all made this lil nightmare rest at ease seeing our Sadie so happy (walking all around) this morning not even 24 hrs after surgery.