Cats and Dogs
Specialty Surgery Practice
Cats and Dogs
Our Team Approach
The very best care for your pet

24-Hour Patient Care

We provide top quality round the clock care for our patients. The hospital is staffed with highly qualified doctors and nurses 24/7 every single day including holidays and during inclement weather. There is a generator for backup power in the event of power loss in the area. Every step is taken to ensure that your pet is provided for.

Surgical Center

We are an independent surgery practice that is located within the Veterinary Emergency Center in Canton, CT. We provide advanced anesthesia and surgery in a state of the art facility.

Post Operative Care

We strive to deliver complete pain management for our patients. We further provide thorough post-operative communication including referrals for physical therapy.

Who We Are

We are an independent surgery practice located within the Veterinary Emergency Center of Canton, Connecticut. Our mission is simple – do what is best for both the pet and the owner. We strive to achieve the most successful possible outcome for all of our patients. We use the most advanced surgical techniques in the area and provide the compassion you expect for your pet. After all, we are pet owners too and fully understand what it means to want the very best care for your pet!

Meet Our Team

Our Services

  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery and Cancer Treatment
  • Anesthesia
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Post Operative Care
  • Rehabilitation

We see a vast array of conditions requiring orthopedic consultation and surgery ranging from trauma to rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament. We offer many services to aid in treating such conditions. Please click on the following link to review a list of our offerings that aid in the treatment of orthopedic conditions.

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We see certain neurosurgical cases. Often, certain small dogs can have slipped or ruptured intervertebral discs leading to pain, discomfort and even paralysis.

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We see a variety of soft tissue abnormalities from head to toe including conditions that are inside the chest and the abdomen.

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We strongly believe in using the most current and sound technologies including the use of a ventilator.

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Veterinary Emergency Center has proudly partnered with Animal Imaging Partners to offer on site MRI services for your pet.

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We are blessed and fortunate to be teamed up with the Veterinary Emergency Center where there is top of the line 24 hour patient care and monitoring.

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We firmly believe that postoperative physical therapy is critical to maximizing the outcome of our procedures.

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What our clients say

I am a local veterinarian who has known Dr. Leshem for decades. Dr. Leshem is one of the most talented surgeons I have worked with. I never worry when my patients are in his care, he is an awesome veterinarian with years of experience.

L. Montresor


We had an excellent experience with Dr. Leshem for our dog’s surgical needs. He was kind and compassionate with us and our new puppy. He called us after surgery to let us know that everything went well. When he found something unexpected in our dog, he took the time to explain it to us and then gave us information on whom to use for follow up. He checked on our dog after he was sent home which gave us complete peace of mind. We highly recommend Dr. Leshem!


I am thankful for Dr. Leshem’s expertise in surgery, his love and caring for animals, his patience and explaining to me what was involved and what to expect before and after my dogs operation. He helped my dog walk again with full use of his rear leg. You would never know he had surgery on his leg. Of course there was therapy afterwards and I did every thing that I was instructed to do, which is a very important part of recovery. Dr. Leshem also did many follow ups to oversee that my dog was progressing and healing within the time frame. I am grateful that he was there when we needed him. He is a fabulous surgeon and I would trust him with any one of my dogs. I highly recommend Dr. Leshem and his staff to anyone who would require his services.

Laurie Ann

When we discovered that Remy would need to have surgery to repair his ACL, we were worried about so many things – Would he be ok under anesthesia? Would he be in pain? Would the recovery be awful? As soon as we met Dr. Leshem, our worries quickly began to dissolve. His bedside manner not only with Remy, but with us, made us feel immediately at ease. He clearly had Remy’s best interests as his number one priority. He explained everything to us, in detail, from start to finish, and even gave us his cell phone number, in case we had questions or concerns during his recovery! Now that Remy has made a full recovery from his surgery, we hope he won’t ever need another…but if he does, we know who we’ll call! Thank you, Dr. Leshem!


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