Specialty Veterinary Surgery IN BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Founded by board-certified surgeon Dr. Thomas Monaco, Vantage was created to provide the highest level of surgical expertise and care to pets, pet parents, and referring veterinarians across the tri-state area.
With a sole focus on surgery, our highly experienced team is dedicated to giving you and your pet the individualized attention you both deserve. We combine the most advanced surgical techniques and technology to minimize the impact of surgery on you and your pet.
As the only veterinary surgical center in the area, we pride ourselves on doing things differently and hold ourselves to the highest standards of veterinary medicine.
Meet Your Board-Certified Surgeon
Meet Your Board-Certified Surgeon
Dr. Thomas Monaco DACVS-SA has become one of the most trusted names in veterinary surgery across the tri-state area. Since beginning his career as a surgeon over a decade ago, Dr. Monaco has gained a reputation for his surgical outcomes, outstanding bedside manner, and ability to take on some of the most challenging surgical cases.
As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Monaco underwent extensive surgical training after graduating veterinary school. This included a 1-year internship, a 3-year residency, and passing a rigorous certification exam. After finishing his education, Dr. Monaco returned to the tri-state area where he was born and raised. After many years working at large 24-hour emergency and specialty hospitals in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Monaco and his wife Francesca set out to elevate surgical care by developing New Jersey’s first veterinary surgical center, Vantage.
Dr. Monaco gave my male cat with urinary blockage his life back—pain free. Thank you for your caring and skilled procedure.
Dr. Monaco talks to you in a professional manner and thoroughly explains everything to you, he really knows what he is doing and you can tell he is very passionate about his job.
This is the greatest doctor I've ever met in my life. He saved two of my dogs' lives. Very friendly, professional, courteous staff and Dr. Monaco is just a really cool guy. We highly recommend him for surgery.
Dr. Monaco is hands down the best surgeon you will find. He is compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated. If your pet requires surgery of any kind, do not think twice and go directly to Dr. Monaco. You will not be disappointed.
What Makes Us Different?
We’re proud of our surgical experience and expertise. And we’re proud of the team and facility we’ve built to provide the highest level of surgical care.
Surgical Expertise & Patient Outcomes
Dr. Monaco, a board-certified surgeon with over a decade of experience, is known for his surgical outcomes and success with advanced procedures. He is also surrounded by a team that has extensive experience in surgical care, anesthesia, and pain management. It’s what they do all day, every day.
Client Service & Communication
We understand that considering surgery can be overwhelming and scary. That’s why we take the time to fully educate you on your pet's condition and all available treatment options. We can help you make the most informed decisions, and we’re dedicated to being transparent, empathetic, and timely in our communications.
Complete Focus on the Surgical Patient
You may have noticed that we are not a 24/7 emergency hospital; rather, we are focused on surgery consultations and procedures by appointment only. This means all our attention is on our surgical patients without distraction, elevating the quality of care and creating a less stressful experience for you and your pet.
Doctor-Owned & Operated
Vantage is privately-owned and operated rather than corporate run, with our owners working in the practice daily. Our priority is to personally serve our patients and our community. We are also dedicated to providing an unparalleled work environment for our team so they can perform to the best of their ability.
Modern, State-of-the-Art Facility
Our brand new 6,500 square foot specialty center is equipped with the latest diagnostic, surgical, and anesthesia monitoring equipment. We also thought about every detail of the facility’s design in order to create a modern, warm, calming environment that minimizes stress and maximizes comfort and healing.
Surgical Services We Provide
Dr. Monaco will take the time to provide understandable explanations of your pet’s condition and all available treatment options. You will get the information you need to make the most informed decision and plan a path forward.
We diagnose and treat cranial cruciate ligament injuries, patella luxation, bone fractures, congenital orthopedic malformations, and other joint / musculotendinous injuries.
Soft Tissue / Oncologic Surgery
We provide a wide range of soft-tissue procedures across the various body systems – diseases in the abdomen, thorax, ENT, endocrine organs, skin and more. This commonly involves the treatment of tumors and cancers.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Surgical procedures at Vantage can be performed through smaller incisions that result in quicker recovery and less pain than traditional surgery – for example, in joints (arthroscopy), in the abdomen (laparoscopy), or in the chest (thoracoscopy).
Anesthesia & Pain Management
Dr. Monaco and the Vantage team have advanced training and extensive experience in anesthesia and pain management. We develop individualized anesthetic protocols to maximize each pet’s comfort and safety.
In addition to digital radiography (X-ray), our state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanner enables us to quickly obtain the highest quality images to better understand your pet’s condition and determine the best treatment options.
PRP / Regenerative Medicine
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can accelerate the healing of impaired tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. PRP can also be combined with hyaluronic acid to reduce inflammation and discomfort in chronically arthritic joints.
Join Our Team
Interested in shaping the future of specialty veterinary care at our appointment-only specialty center? Vantage is looking for the best and brightest to join our growing team. We are a private, doctor owned and operated surgical center that looks, feels, and operates unlike any other specialty center in the area. At Vantage, we’re dedicated to creating an unparalleled work environment and prioritizing quality of life. Experience unique surgical cases, work with incredible technology and even more incredible humans, and take your career to the next level.
Please reach out with your resume / CV (cover letter optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org.