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The Surgery Service at GSVS consists of four full-time Board Certified Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. The Surgery Service works as a team with our other specialty groups to provide cutting edge veterinary medical care.

Dr. Scavelli

Thomas D. Scavelli, DVM
Diplomate ACVS

Founder and Director of Garden State Veterinary Specialists. He is a 1982 graduate of The New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. Following graduation, Tom completed an internship and 3 year surgical residency program at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became a Diplomate of The American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1987 and headed a surgical service at The Animal Medical Center for 6 years. He established a surgical referral practice (Veterinary Surgical Specialists) in 1990 which has evolved into Garden State Veterinary Specialists.

Michael G. Hoelzler, DVM
Diplomate ACVS

Michael is a 1999 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a small animal rotating internship at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2000, and a surgical internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville, Florida in 2001. He completed a surgical residency at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Michael joined GSVS in the spring of 2004, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2005. Dr. Hoelzler has authored several manuscripts and book chapters on related surgical topics.

Ryan Fulcher, DVM
Diplomate ACVS

Ryan is a 2001 graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a small animal rotating internship in 2002 and a surgical residency in 2005 at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He joined the GSVS surgery department in the spring of 2005. Ryan became a Diplomate of The American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2006.

Roelof Irausquin, DVM
Diplomate ACVS

Roelof is a 1999 graduate of the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a small animal rotating internship in 2000, a surgical internship in 2002, and a surgical residency in 2005, all at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. Rud became a Diplomate of The American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010.

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