Dr. Scott Murphy is the owner of Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery. Dr. Murphy is a specialist in small animal surgery, having achieved board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1998. To achieve this level of expertise requires completion of and internship and surgical residency followed by passing a rigorous certification examination. Dr. Murphy had been working in a specialty surgical practice in Minnesota since 1998 until forming Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery in 2007.
Dr. Melissa 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.
TCVS is a mobile surgical practice. The great majority of surgical procedures are carried out in the hospital of the referring veterinarian. A diagnosis and therapeutic plan are determined by the primary veterinary doctor and surgeon together. The primary veterinarian will arrange the procedure directly with TCVS, working to accommodate the scheduling needs of all involved parties. This coordinated effort facilitates the optimal result, allowing 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. Those 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.