Mobile SPecialty Veterinary Surgery 

Meet the Team

David A. Puerto DVM, DACVS,  Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Puerto is a board certified veterinary surgeon with 20 years experience with orthopedic and soft tissue procedures. He enjoys all aspects of surgery and helping to make lives better for pets. Dr. Puerto is also Chief of Surgery at the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services (CARES - in Langhorne, PA. Dr. Puerto enjoys time with his family and a menagerie of pets. 

Katrina Averill AS, CVT, VTS Anesthesia

Katrina Averill is a certified veterinary technician with extensive experience and anesthesia and surgery.  She is a 2005 graduate of Manor College in veterinary technology.  She also recently received her certification as a veterinary technical specialist in anesthesia.  She is also the head surgery/anesthesia nurse at CARES. She has a special spot in her heart for Chihuahuas.

Our goal is to provide specialty level surgery for your pet in the familiar setting of your own veterinary clinic. Healing Hands Veterinary Surgery will provide the equipment and surgical expertise; your veterinarian will provide after care.   We will give guidance and be available for assistance to ensure a successful recovery for your beloved pet!  

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Taylor Aulicino AS, CVT

Taylor Aulicino is a 2015 graduate of Manor College veterinary technology program.  She began her veterinary career volunteering at Hope for the Animals Trenton Cat Rescue and is now a full time veterinary technician at the Banfield Pet Hospital.  She joined Healing Hands Veterinary Surgery in 2017 and particulary enjoys anesthesia and surgery.