Providing an extension of care for your pet

When you bring your pet to VetSurg, we understand that you are entrusting him or her in our care. We take that very seriously.

That’s why we work closely with your primary veterinarian to form a healthcare team for your pet’s optimum health. We strongly believe the best results are achieved when your primary veterinarian, you, our specialist and staff work as a cohesive team.

The VetSurg Team is comprised of caring and dedicated board certified veterinary surgeons, technicians and professional staff most of whom have years of experience in multiple aspects of veterinary medicine. Our services include surgical consultations, diagnostics, and treatments for both dogs and cats.

Our Mission is to provide safe, effective and thoughtful veterinary surgical service to our community, while maintaining a compassionate Team approach.

We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule.

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What you can expect

  • A state-of-the-art surgical hospital equipped with the latest surgical and imaging equipment.
  • A team of caring and dedicated technicians, nurses, overnight caregivers and professional office staff available for you and your pet.
  • During surgery, a dedicated anesthesia nurse specifically trained to monitor your pet’s vitals and continually report to the surgeon assuring your pet’s safety at all times.

Dr. Ian Gordon Holsworth

VetSurg Surgical Director
Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Holsworth is a 1991 graduate of the University of Melbourne Veterinary School, Post-graduation Dr. Holsworth spent 8 years in general practice before becoming an examined Member of the Surgery College of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1995. A surgical Fellowship at the Michigan State Veterinary Teaching Hospital was completed in 2000 prior to commencement of a three-year surgical Resident position at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Holsworth is currently the practice Director and Senior Surgeon of VetSurg in Ventura, California.

Commencing in 2006, Dr Holsworth has provided national and international surgical instruction in didactic lectures, surgical laboratories and via digital platforms. Areas of expertise include minimally invasive joint surgery with a special focus on arthroscopy and joint stabilization. In 2018, Dr. Holsworth was designated by the Board of Regents of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) as an ACVS Founding Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Joining a select few in the world with this accreditation, Dr. Holsworth was selected for his exemplary training, experience, and practice in the multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients undergoing minimally invasive therapies and for his devotion to research in the field of minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Rebecca Webb

Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Webb is a graduate of the University of Melbourne Veterinary School and an examined Member of the Surgery College of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She attained American College of Veterinary Surgeon Board certification as a specialist small animal surgeon and enjoys all aspects of soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, especially minimally invasive surgery. Click here for Dr. Webb’s complete bio.

Dr. Hilary C. Ludwig
DVM, Diplomate ACVS-SA

Dr. Hilary Ludwig originally hails from Montreal, Canada. Hilary spent several of her pre-college years growing up in Oklahoma. She graduated with a B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with high honors, from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Hilary then went on to complete a small animal and surgery rotating internship at the University of Georgia. This was followed by her surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. During her residency, Dr. Ludwig performed research on canine platelet rich plasma and feline renal transplantation. After her internship and residency, she became an examined Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

While Dr. Ludwig enjoys both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, her special interests include minimally invasive surgery, brachycephalic airway syndrome, and surgical oncology.

In her spare time, Dr. Ludwig loves to run, try new restaurants, travel abroad, and ride her horse, Fauve. She also enjoys spending time with her husky cross, Lilly, and three lovable kitties, Nigel, Newton, and Fig.


Team Mascot

Shortly after opening VetSurg in October 2015, Dr. Holsworth and his wife Gloria went to a pet adoption fair in Santa Clarita, California. While spreading the word about VetSurg, the couple couldn’t help but notice the little dog with the big personality, who was sadly the last remaining non-adopted dog at the event. Dr. Holsworth and Gloria immediately scooped him up and welcomed him into their family.

What Our Patients Are Saying


S M.

So far we have had a great experience with this facility. Very nice accommodating staff. My Belgian Malinoi approves.

Cheryl L.

This is an excellent facility. Dr. Campbell is terrific. All the staff are great. You can tell they all love their work. Highly tecommend.

Ammie P.

Successful TPLO on left knee. Dr and staff were all great. Not cheap, but comparable to the other surgery options. I really like that they hand you a laminated instruction sheet and email you a copy. Set you and your pet on the right path towards recovery and rehab.

Thomas W.

Took great care of our girl. Kept us well informed through her surgery and she was in great spirits when we picked her up. Glad we chose them to take care of her.

Amy P.

My puppy got injured and our vet recommended Vet Surg. We had a wonderful experience with their whole team. I could not be happier with our experience, our puppy's healing process, and reliability of their team. If we have any issues in the future I would not have any hesitation to go back there. Kimberly and Dr. Holsworth.
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