Welcome to Sunset Veterinary Surgery
If you are visiting our site, your pet may have a condition that your current veterinarian recognizes as requiring specialized care. Dr. George A. Malnati is a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon. Sunset Veterinary Surgery works in cooperation with numerous general practice veterinarians when your pet develops a specific condition that is beyond what they can offer. We work closely with your veterinarian to provide you with the same gentle care and quality of treatment.
We are a very personal practice and answer all of your questions until you are completely knowledgeable and comfortable with the procedure we will be doing with your dog or cat. You and your pet are the center of our practice.
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Contact us below or call us at (727) 447-0256
"If your dog has a leg problem this is the best place to go – super vet and people."
– Jim Cordell
"Dr. Malnati is amazing! My Bentley pulled his right ACL 2 years ago in CT. He pulled his left one here in FL in September. Dr. Malnati was recommended and I now see why. The care and compassion the entire staff showed was amazing and that personalized care is so hard to find these days. Bentley was never crated as he hung out at the front reception area before and after surgery. The follow-up care is excellent and Bentley's recovery compared to his first surgery is amazing. I am so impressed and grateful to the entire staff."
– Stacey Durant
"We have an 8-year-old German Shepherd named Blue who woke unable to walk on one of his rear legs. Our vet confirmed he had a problem with his ACL. We, of course, came to see you since you repaired the ACL on his other leg 3 years ago. That surgery was so successful that you would never know he had problems. Well, you’ve done it again and he is back to his old exuberant self! We take great walks every day, he’s back to chasing his ball and he is in good health. I am thankful to you for your surgical skills to bring our friend to his old self."
– Blue’s Mom and Dad
Is there coordination with my regular veterinarian?
If you have been referred to us by your veterinarian, he or she must have felt that your pet’s condition required a Specialist. Just as a medical doctor will refer their patients to a specialist, veterinarians also refer their patients to an experienced, well-qualified veterinary surgeon. Your veterinarian will provide us with all the information concerning your pet’s health and medical condition, relevant tests and x-rays.
In the weeks following surgery, we continue to see your pet until we are satisfied that the healing process is complete and your pet is ready to return to regular veterinary care. During this time, we keep your regular veterinarian informed of your pet’s progress. When Dr. Malnati is satisfied the treatment is complete, our office will provide your primary care veterinarian with full information concerning the results so they can continue with your pet’s regular care.
What is a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon?
The term ACVS Diplomate refers to a veterinarian who has been board certified in veterinary surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. A diplomate is a person who has been certified as a specialist by a board within the appropriate profession. To become a specialist recognized by the ACVS, after graduating from veterinary college, a veterinarian must have devoted at least four years to special education, training and practice of veterinary surgery under the supervision of board certified surgeons. Upon completing the specialty training, they take a rigorous, comprehensive examination. There are currently over two thousand Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
About Dr. George Malnati
Dr. Malnati graduated from Williams College and continued on to graduate from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He then practiced in western Massachusetts for five years.
From there he did a 3 year residency doing nothing but surgery at the University of Georgia where he also received his Masters of Science degree.
Sunset Veterinary Surgery
1969 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, Florida 33765
Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 5:00 PM