I admit I was very skeptical when my vet referred me to the place which looks like a national franchise. However, the two surgeons who worked on my German shepherd are nationally respected having written numerous papers on the surgery they performed, and are tops in their field. They completed a relatively new surgical technique on my dog's spine over a year ago, and, while she is not 100%, she is getting around well and she's happy. To think we almost had to put her down! Am I ever happy with the results of these doctors.