Collaborative Approach


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Cream of the Crop

Our specialty staff is just that – special. We have assembled an impressive team, working together to care for your (equally special) pet:

  • 4 board-certified surgeons
  • 4 board-certified internists (including a board-certified criticalist/emergency medicine specialist)
  • 1 board-certified neurologist
  • 1 board-certified radiologist
  • 1 board-eligible oncologist
  • 2 emergency doctors
  • 1 certified canine rehabilitation therapist

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Our 10 Guiding Principles

  • Quality Patient Care
  • Compassionate Care
  • Client Focus
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Collaboration
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Continuing Education
  • Innovation
  • Community Involvement

Because many heads
are better than one.

Collaborative Approach 1
At Animal Specialty Group, we’ve taken a collaborative approach to patient care from the very beginning. In fact, it was – and still is – the very rock upon which our entire hospital was built. In 1990, when Dr. Kirk Wendelburg founded ASG as a surgical referral facility, it was specifically designed to be an open environment, where surgeons were encouraged to consult with the pet owner, the referring veterinarian, as well as other surgeons working at ASG.

Growing from within.

When the time came to add other specialties, that collaborative approach continued to be our guiding principal. Instead of working with separate, independent specialty practices, we specifically brought them into the fold of ASG. Collaboration now means that specialists from various disciplines consult with each other whenever necessary on difficult, complex cases, to create a comprehensive and incredibly thorough treatment plan for our patients.

Collaborative Approach 2

ASG has assembled an incredible team of outstanding, board-certified, and often award-winning individuals in multi-specialty areas including surgery, internal medicine (1 of whom is “double-boarded” in emergency & critical care as well as internal medicine), neurology, oncology, radiology, physical rehabilitation, and emergency & critical care – all working together as a cohesive team.

Working closely with each other, as well as with pet owners and family veterinarians, we’re able to deliver the best possible care by openly exchanging information and ideas for the betterment of our patients. And as we continue to add new specialties and services to our team, we pledge to always stay true to the collaborative spirit upon which our hospital was founded.

Collaborative Approach 3