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The Soft Tissue Surgery service at Institute of Veterinary Specialists focuses on providing consultations and performing procedures on dogs and cats to treat conditions involving but not limited to the cardio-thoracic, gastrointestinal, and urogenital systems. 

Dr. Sanchez, a board-certified surgeon, works cooperatively with the referring veterinarians as well as other board-certified specialists at our hospital including Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Cardiology to provide comprehensive, team-based care for our patients.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Sánchez is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.  She served a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of California, College of Veterinary Medicine.   After two years in general practice in Gainesville, Dr. Sánchez completed a three year surgery residency and Master’s degree at Auburn University. 

Dr. Sánchez has practiced specialty surgery in Gainesville since 1991.  Dr. Sánchez was chief of a Soft-Tissue Surgical Service at The Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City for three years.  There she taught small animal surgery to interns and residents and received the Carola Warburg Rothschild Human/Animal Bond award. 

 Dr. Sánchez enjoys all aspects of surgery. Her chief areas of interest are plastics and reconstruction, cardio-thoracic surgery, oncologic surgery, and urologic surgery. 

What is a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist?

In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training). In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board certification.