Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery is a mobile small animal surgical practice operating in the greater Minneapolis & St. Paul metropolitan area of Minnesota. We provide state-of-the-art surgical procedures, delivering the highest quality of surgical care to your patients in the convenience of your own veterinary hospital.
Who We Are
Dr. Scott Murphy
Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery is owned and operated by Dr. Scott Murphy, a specialist in small animal surgery. A graduate of the University of MN College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Murphy completed an internship at Michigan State University and performed his residency at the University of Florida. Dr. Murphy achieved board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1998. Dr. Murphy worked as part of a specialty surgical practice in Minnesota from 1998 until forming Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery in 2007.
Dr. Melissa Hoffer
Dr. Hoffer is a 2005 graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. She subsequently completed a Small Animal Internship at the University of Illinois in 2006 and a Small Animal Surgical Residency and a Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois in July of 2009. Dr. Hoffer is a specialist in small animal surgery, having achieved board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. Dr. Hoffer has been employed with Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery since August of 2009.
Dr. Andrea Vai
Dr. Andrea Vai obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After graduation, she stayed on at the University of Minnesota to complete a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. Following her internship, Dr. Vai moved to California and completed a three-year residency in small animal surgery at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Dr. Vai has been employed with Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery since September 2022, and will be taking her board certification examination in February 2023. Outside of work, Dr. Vai enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with her husband, 3 dogs, and cat.
What We Do
Mobile Veterinary Surgery
Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery is a mobile surgical practice. The vast majority of procedures we perform take place in the hospital of the referring veterinarian. Our surgeons work with the patient’s primary veterinary doctor to determine a diagnosis and the therapeutic plan. The primary veterinarian arranges the procedure directly with TCVS, working to accommodate the scheduling needs of all involved parties. This allows the surgery to be performed in a location that is both convenient and familiar to the client and their pet.
Most surgical procedures and follow-up care will be performed at the clients’ regular veterinary clinic. Patients that require more advanced diagnostic or therapeutic care are referred to a facility where such services are offered. The patient’s medical condition will determine the optimal location for each surgical procedure.