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107 Nuckolls Curve Rd •
Galax, VA 24333


Luis M. Gonzalez, DVM, MS

Adjunct Clinician, Masters Level Surgeon

Dr. Gonzalez is highly educated and brings to Healing Springs specialized, university-level skills in orthopedic surgery and diagnostic ultrasound. Dr. Gonzales is available in Galax, VA by referral for complex orthopedic surgery, echocardiograms, and complete-abdominal ultrasounds. By performing these procedures at Healing Springs, clients can receive referral-hospital level skill with the convenience and cost savings of local follow-up care.

Veterinarian Luis Gonzales, DVM, MS at Healing Springs Animal Hospital in Galax, VA - Southwest Virginia

Education & Experience


Dr. Gonzalez has been a teacher in veterinary doctorate programs at Virginia Tech, Kansas State University, Sao Paulo State University, and the University of La Salle. He has taught radiology, anatomy, small animal surgery, and small animal medicine. Dr. Gonzales has been published multiple times in scientific journals such as Veterinary Medicine and in the Proceedings of the Symposium of Veterinary Research.

Areas of Practice

Orthopedic Surgery. Diagnostic Ultrasound.

Veterinary Echocardiograms in Grayson County, Carroll County, Galax, VA

Veterinary Echocardiograms

Echocardiograms are the gold standard for diagnosing most heart diseases such as congestive heart failure, tumors, congenital abnormalities, etc. They can save families money in the long run by preventing unnecessary, long-term treatment rising out of less accurate diagnostics. More importantly, echocardiograms can refine the diagnosis and make treatment more effective for your furry family members.

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Abdominal Ultrasound

Many pet owners must travel to a referral center for this, but abdominal ultrasound is available at Healing Springs Animal Hospital in Galax, by appointment. This non-invasive imaging can reliably detect abnormalities of the stomach, kidneys, spleen, adrenal glands, etc. Even though our doctor performing these ultrasounds is highly experienced, our rates prove much more affordable than most alternatives, making a fast and accurate diagnosis more readily available for our clients.

Lap Spays

Healing Springs is the first and only veterinary clinic in the region to offer lap spays. Laparoscopic spays are performed through a tiny hole using specialized equipment. The procedures prove much less painful for your pet, and recovery goes faster.

Electrosurgery for Pets

Less blood loss. Faster procedures. Faster recoveries. A mark of quality. High-current energy causes the tissues in the target area to excite and fuse, instantly forming a natural, permanent seal. Our electrosurgery tool can seal blood vessels in two to four seconds, and the seals hold better than sutured vessels. In many procedures, Healing Springs uses electrosurgery to improve your pet's quality of care at no extra charge.

Masters-level Orthopedic Surgery

Luis Gonzalez, DVM, MS, who has served as faculty and surgery resident at Virginia Tech, is available at Healing Springs Animal Hospital by appointment. With a post-doctoral Master’s in Surgery and multiple internships, Dr. Gonzalez brings to Healing Springs a surgery skill level on par with what you would get when we refer you to specialty hospitals and referral centers. Have your pet’s complex surgeries performed at Healing Springs to receive a referral-center skill level with the convenience and cost savings of local follow-up care. When it counts, trust Healing Springs.

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