A Full Range of Surgical Care
BEVS offers a breadth and depth of veterinary surgical expertise unique to the Champlain Valley and beyond. Our board-certified surgeon, Jacob Helmick, DVM, DACVS-SA, and a team of licensed, experience and compassionate technicians are here to provide advanced surgical services for your patients and to ensure the best possible outcome and quality of life.
  • 24/7 Emergency and trauma 
  • Cardiothoracic/cardiopulmonary 
  • Gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary 
  • Neurosurgery 
  • Oncologic
  • Orthopedic 
  • Reconstructive 
  • Soft-tissue 
  • Urinary tract
  • And much more…
Jacob Helmick, DVM, DACVS-SA
DVM: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Internship: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Residency: Small Animal Surgery, The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Board Certified: American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2020)
Additionally, we provide:

Diagnostic Imaging
Our sophisticated diagnostic imaging equipment provides the most accurate pre-surgical planning available. Our modalities utilized CT, MRI, digital radiograph, endoscopy, fluoroscopy, and ultrasonography. All images are interpreted by ACVR or ACVIM diplomates, typically within hours, to ensure accuracy and the highest level of patient care in the area.

Personalized Pain Management 
A pet’s comfort and safety are always our priority. That’s why we use leading-edge pain management techniques that do not involve systemic opioids. By reducing the use of opioids, our surgical team’s goal is not only to help combat the current epidemic, but to help the patient avoid associated side effects. The extensive use of peri-incisional liposome-encapsulated bupivacaine, combined with a multimodal approach to pain management that includes NSAIDs, NMDA receptor antagonists, and GABAergic drugs, helps ensure patient comfort, safety, and surgical success. 
By working together, our surgical and rehabilitation teams aim to reduce pain, improve muscle mass, and enhance range of motion, while focusing on patient comfort and quality of life, post-surgery. Positive evidence of incorporating physical rehabilitation into surgical treatment plans is increasing rapidly, especially for orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Patients that benefit the most include those with osteoarthritis of the hips, stifles, elbows, and other joints – and patients with ligamentous or tendinous injuries, fractures, and spinal cord injuries.
A Truly Collaborative Approach

The best relationships successfully serve the interests of both partners. Our goal is to support you, your practice, and your patients in a manner that works well for all parties.

Each month, we will be sending you information about our services and other items we hope you find helpful. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a patient with one of our specialists, please call us at (802) 863-BEVS (2387). To help expedite the referral process, please visit our website at bevsvt.com to access our “Patient Referral Portal.” We’re here to help in whatever way we can.
Surgical consults and appointments are available Monday – Thursday. Please call 802.863.2387 for more information or to make a referral.

Our COVID-19 protocols remain in place for the safety of our clients and our team. We are experiencing a high demand for emergency veterinary services. Therefore, we are triaging all emergency cases to care for the most critically injured or ill pets first. Please visit our COVID-19 web page to learn about all of our safety protocols, including specialty appointments, visitation, discharge, medication refills, end-of-life options, and more.
Burlington Emergency and Veterinary Specialists
1417 Marshall Avenue, Williston, VT 05495 | 802.863.2387 | bevsvt.com
24/7 Emergency | Acupuncture | Dentistry | Internal Medicine | Oncology
 Radioiodine Therapy (131I) | Rehabilitation | Surgery