Steven Leshem, a board-certified veterinary surgeon, manages surgical cases at Veterinary Specialists of Connecticut in West Harford. Utilizing specialized training in the latest treatment options available for companion animals, Steve Leshem, DVM, is certified in Vet-Stem stem cell therapy as well as a wide range of orthopedic procedures.

Just like humans, animals sometimes need rehabilitative services to reduce pain and regain normal functioning. In addition to staffing highly qualified orthopedic surgeons, Veterinary Specialists of Connecticut employs a licensed physical therapist to oversee post-surgery rehabilitation.

The practice’s rehabilitation program includes a comprehensive patient evaluation and medical history, a review of the home environment, and an individualized gait analysis. In concert with the pet owner, the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner then designs a realistic and medically appropriate rehabilitation program aimed at improving the animal’s ability to bear weight, maintain balance, and build endurance. Owners also receive instruction and resources to support ongoing pet rehabilitation at home.