Dr. Hoots graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completed a combined surgical residency/masters degree at Kansas State University in 2007. Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Hoots held positions in academia and private practice before settling in the Pacific Northwest. He founded Veterinary Surgical Center to provide locally owned and operated specialty surgical care for pets of the Puget Sound region. He resides in University Place with his wife, Dr. Emily Hoots, their daughter, and myriad pets. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, playing golf, grilling/smoking meats, gardening and watching football.
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
CCL Tightrope Stabilization
Complex Fracture Repair
Osteochondrosis Dessicans (OCD)
Elbow dysplasia (UAP, FMCP)
Hip Luxation Toggle Pin Fixation
Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
Oncologic (cancer) surgery
Perineal Urethrostomy (PU)
Total Ear Canal Ablation - Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-BO)
Unilateral Arytenoid Lateralization (Tie Back)
Salivary mucocele (Sialocele)
Call for Availability (may require extended nursing care):
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Gall Bladder mucocele
Gastric or Intestinal Foreign Body
Experience matters. Pet parents can trust Dr. Hoots and his staff to solve the problem.
Same day consultation and surgery to get your best friend on the road to recovery.
We understand surgery involves a significant investment of time and resources. Our dedicated staff members are here to help you through the process.