Welcome! Dr. Honor Ame Walesby, MS., DVM., DACVS. purchased Maryland Veterinary Surgical Services in April 2010. The practice has grown over the years as a function of quality surgery at a reasonable cost. Oringinally the practice was founded by the late Dr. Thomas E. Sooy, VMD in 1988.
Veterinary costs have been inflating consistently for the past 15 years, with the bottom line as a constant vision for most business owners. At MVSS we maintain the goal of providing quality surgical techniques at an affordable rate for owners.
At MVSS we realize how important your pet is to your family. After the initial physical exam with Dr. Walesby, she will determine and discuss with you the procedures necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet.
Please browse our website for helpful information. Should you have any further questions about a specific procedure, or need to make an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us!
32 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
The term "ACVS Diplomate" refers to a veterinarian who has been board certified in veterinary surgery. Only veterinarians who have successfully completed the certification requirements of the ACVS are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and have earned the right to be called specialists in veterinary surgery.
Veterinarians wishing to become board certified must complete a three-year residency program, meet specific training and caseload requirements, perform research and have their research published. This process is supervised by current ACVS Diplomates, ensuring consistency in training and adherence to high standards. Once the residency has been completed, the resident must sit for and pass a rigorous examination. Only then does the veterinarian earn the title of ACVS Diplomate.