September 13, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your ongoing support of Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery. We are grateful for the trust and confidence you continue to show us every time we visit your clinic. There will be an increase in the surgery fees for 2023-24. The fee schedule was recently mailed to clients and can be downloaded by clicking the button near the bottom of this page (please email us if you need the password). The increase in fees will not start until January 1, 2023.

For your convenience a web site for Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery is available, Features accessible thru this site include: general information regarding TCVS, client instruction and information sheets, the fee schedule, and a site thru which digital radiographs and e-mails can be sent. We are also offering Nocita (local anesthetic that lasts 72 hrs.) as a pain- management option for our patients. The charge is $3.00/lb for the patient. The charge will be added to the surgery fee for those clients/clinics that choose to utilize this product. A cancellation fee has been adopted to our scheduling practice. All clinics are called 48 hours prior to surgery to confirm the scheduled procedure(s). If the clinic or client cancels/no shows less than 48 hrs prior to the procedure, a $300 cancellation fee is sent to the clinic. Many clinics are requiring a deposit from the clients at the time of scheduling to encourage communication and avoid last minute cancellations.

All radiographs sent to TCVS will be reviewed free of charge to any clinic that utilizes our surgical service. I will review radiographs sent via the postal service or e-mail ([email protected]) and then contact you via email or telephone with the radiographic findings.

I am very excited to announce the arrival of a new surgeon to our practice. Dr Andrea Vai is joining our practice in September of 2022. Dr. Vai is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Vai was an intern at the University of Minnesota and completed her small animal surgical residency at the University of California-Davis. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Vai to our surgical practice!

I hope you will consider utilizing Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery to meet your clinics in-hospital small animal surgical needs in 2023 and beyond. Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Hoffer, Dr. Vai or myself to discuss your surgical cases.


Scott Murphy, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons