Dr. Tony Puglisi
Dr. Tony Puglisi attended James Madison University where he obtained his BS in biology and biochemistry. He received his Master’s Degree in Physiology and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. After working in a general veterinary practice in Atlanta, GA, he began specialty training at Texas A&M University, receiving his Master’s Degree in Veterinary Surgery in 1986. After completing 13 years of formal study, Dr. Puglisi returned to the Tidewater, Virginia area starting his own practice and began operation as a veterinary surgical specialist. Dr. Puglisi currently resides in Virginia Beach with his family, where he specializes in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, soft tissue surgery, joint replacement, wound management and pain management. He has been with our team for 25 years and says that being a veterinary surgeon combines his two favorite things: The “science” of surgery and healing, and being able to work with and help animals. When he’s away from work, Dr. Puglisi enjoys traveling, fishing, diving and sailing.
Dr. Puglisi is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). To qualify to become an ACVS Diplomat, he had to obtain a degree in veterinary medicine, serve a one-year rotating internship and complete a three-year surgical residency program. Then, to become an ACVS Diplomat, Dr. Puglisi was required to submit extensive credentials documenting their training, clinical competency and scientific contributions to veterinary surgery. As a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Puglisi is among many other well-respected veterinary professionals whose training, knowledge, and experience set them apart.