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Dr. Phil Zeltzman: The Traveling Veterinary Surgeon


Dr. Phil Zeltzman is a traveling board-certified veterinary surgeon, servicing the areas of Allentown (Lehigh Valley), Bethlehem, Easton (Northampton County), Berks County, Carbon County, Stroudsburg (Monroe County), Quakertown (Bucks County), Schuylkill County and more in Pennsylvania, as well as parts of Western New Jersey.

He performs specialized orthopedic, neurologic, cancer, and soft tissue surgeries on dogs, cats, and small exotics at your family vet’s hospital. Dr. Zeltzman also gets referrals from out of State, including North Carolina, New York, Washington DC, Ohio, all over New Jersey and Maryland.

After graduating in 1993 from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Liege in Belgium, Dr. Zeltzman simultaneously worked as a general practitioner, emergency vet, and journalist for three years in his native city of Paris, France. He completed a one-year internship at the University of Georgia, followed by a three-year surgery residency at Surgical Referral Service in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. He then worked as a surgeon for four years at a surgical practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, and an additional four years at a surgical practice in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. He is a board-certified surgeon and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, a coveted professional achievement.

Dr. Zeltzman is a certified surgeon (and instructor) for Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA Rapid) and a certified surgeon for Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), having performed thousands of these procedures in dogs from less than 5 pounds to more than 250 pounds! The results of his work have been very impressive.

Dr. Zeltzman’s interests include all aspects of soft tissue, orthopedic, cancer, reconstructive, and neuro surgery, as well as physical therapy and emergency cases. He also has a strong interest in the prevention and treatment of obesity, as well as comprehensive pain management and arthritis management. He is Fear Free certified.

Dr. Zeltzman knew he wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of 5 when his favorite TV shows were Flipper, Daktari, and Lassie. “Becoming a veterinary surgeon has been a dream come true, and I am as passionate about my profession as I was when I first started,” he says. In practice, Dr. Zeltzman’s goal is to offer the best surgical care, the safest anesthesia, and the utmost pain management to all of his patients.

Actively involved in teaching, lecturing, and publishing, both locally and internationally, Dr. Zeltzman has published two books: Cocker Spaniels: A Practical Guide for People Owned by a Cocker and Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound, a book on weight loss for both dogs and people, co-written with Rebecca Johnson. He also writes a monthly award-winning newsletter for true dog and cat lovers. It is read in all 50 States, as well as more than 40 foreign countries. This newsletter has evolved into his blog.

As a Certified Veterinary Journalist (CVJ), blogger, columnist, and award-winning author, his goal is to write meaningful articles, newsletters, and books that will make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. He has published numerous articles in national and international veterinary journals, and is currently working on several book projects. He is also a prolific speaker.

Dr. Zeltzman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Lehigh Valley Veterinary Medical Association (LVVMA), and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). He is a monthly contributor to and a contributor to Today’s Veterinary Business.

For more information about Dr. Zeltzman, please contact him today.