Welcome to North Tampa Veterinary Specialists





About Us


Where the Surgeon comes to you!

North Tampa Veterinary Specialists provides concierge surgical services to small animal veterinarians and their clients.  Services include advanced and specialized orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic and emergency cases.

This concierge service allows veterinarians the ability to offer advanced surgical services performed by a board-certified surgeon in the comfort of their own hospital while maintaining direct contact with clients and primary care for patients.


Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Colby G. Burns, board-certified veterinary surgeon, graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a minor in Chemistry and is a 2006 graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Tufts Cummings College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Burns completed her small animal surgery residency at The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also received a Master’s of Science Degree. 

Surgical Procedures

Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic procedures will include TPLO, TTA, lateral suture, fracture repair and more.  

Soft-Tissue Surgery


Soft-Tissue procedures include abdominal explore, hernia, mass removal, intestinal resection and anastomosis and many more.