What is the mission of your business?
The mission at Capital Animal Hospital is to restore an animal’s mobility and vitality through accessible, affordable, and premier orthopedic care.
How did your business begin?
Capital Animal Hospital was opened in 1951 as a general vet practice by my grandfather, Dr. Pat Suber. My father, Dr. Andy Suber, took over the practice in 1972 and worked until 2015. I decided to specialize in orthopedic surgery after vet school and worked at a big, specialty hospital for many years. After my dad retired, I was inspired to reopen Capital Animal Hospital as an orthopedic surgery center in part to honor my family legacy.
How do you keep up with the latest advances in your field?
I am currently on the board of The Veterinary Orthopedic Society. I am also a consultant for a large orthopedic implant company. I am able to test, try, and develop new products as well as teach other veterinarians and veterinary surgery residents new cutting-edge surgery techniques.
What differentiates your business from other specialists in the field?
Capital Animal Hospital is a small surgery center that is focused solely on orthopedic procedures for dogs and cats. I think this focus allows us to obtain a high level of expertise in orthopedic surgery as well as keep our prices within a reasonable range.