Open Mon-Fri: 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Sat: 8:00AM to 1:00PM

Open Mon-Fri: 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Sat: 8:00AM to 1:00PM

About Leshem Veterinary Surgery

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’re pet owners too, and fully understand what it means to want the very best care for your pet!

Why Choose Us

What is Board Certification
Just as in human healthcare, veterinary care also has board certifications for professionals. There are oncologists, dermatologists, internal medicine specialists, and board-certified surgeons among others. Board certification indicates that the individual has completed significantly longer and more rigorous training in the respective field. Often, it helps the doctor become much more specialized and comfortable in his/her own specialty. This then translates to better outcomes and increased client comfort. There is a relatively low number of board-certified small animal surgeons in the United States. We encourage you to read more at

Why Leshem Veterinary Surgery

Our surgical team has worked many years in the university and in the large referral hospital setting. Over time, I learned that I would like to continue providing referral surgical consultations and advanced surgical procedures but in a smaller more intimate environment. This is one of the key ingredients to our success. Being smaller and privately owned allows us to do everything we can to serve you. What does serving you mean? It means we try our hardest to tailor our approach and treatment plans that best fit your needs, philosophies, and budget. Not all pets are the same and along those lines, not all pet owners are the same. Yes, veterinary surgery is about the pets, but it is also very clear about the people as well.


Teamwork and communication are at the core of our philosophies. Ensuring a down-to-earth environment with empathy and compassion is equally compelling. We try to ensure that the client is clear and understanding with respect to treatment plans/options, expected outcomes, possible complications, and costs. These principles are key to move forward together toward a successful outcome. We too are pet owners. We aspire to make recommendations based on what is best for the pet and the owner.