Surgery Team

Federico Latimer

DVM, MS, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

Dr. Federico Latimer earned his undergraduate degree from Villanova University, and he then completed the first of two Master’s degrees at Penn State University. He earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1984, and a second Master’s Degree in 1984. He then entered private practice in Puerto Rico until 1987. The University of Tennessee recruited him to their faculty and then offered him a residency program in Comparative Surgery that was completed in 1996. He has worked on the surgical faculties at the University of Tennessee, North Carolina State University, Oregon State University, Louisiana State University, and Ohio State University.

Dr. Federico Latimer has published numerous scientific articles including two evaluating the pharmacokinetics of antifungal agents in horses. In addition, he authored or co-authored numerous book chapters. Dr. Latimer continues to collaborate with orthopedic colleagues in order to provide the most up-to-date and modern surgical procedures for his patients. He even recently performed an innovative surgical procedure on a California sea lion. The superstar patient is doing great and is very comfortable on his front flipper!

Dr. Federico Latimer founded Veterinary Surgical Center in order to provide the highest quality of surgical care for your pet. For more about Dr. Latimer and his practice, go to vetsurgicalcenter.com.


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Testimonials

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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.

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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.