We are committed to the highest level of care and comfort of your pet.
ABOUT GRANITE VETERINARY SPECIALISTS
Granite Veterinary Specialists is an outpatient surgical center, specializing in orthopedic surgery and complex tumor removal.
We are the premier veterinary surgical center in Utah, offering state of the art orthopedic surgery and general surgery. We are equipped with high definition arthroscopic equipment, Biomedtrix total joint replacement, locking plate fixation technology, and laser. We provide both outpatient services and 24-hour nursing care for postoperative patients. We are committed to providing the best outcomes and care for your pets at a reasonable cost.
Dr. Will Becker, DVM, DACVS-SA
Willem Becker, DVM, DACVS-SA grew up in Tennessee and moved to Colorado where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2009. After completing his general rotating internship at Michigan State University in 2010, he embarked on a three-year residency at Tufts University. Board-certified in small animal surgery, Dr. Becker’s clinical interests lie in advanced orthopedics such as total hip replacement, minimally invasive arthroscopy, and cruciate ligament repairs. He also has extensive experience with complex tumor removal, abdominal surgery as well as cardiothoracic surgery. When he is not improving the quality of life for his patients, he is climbing, skiing, and spending time with his wife and three young children.
Dr. Dale Smith, DVM
Dr. Smith was born and raised in Southern California. His love for skiing and the mountains brought him to Utah many years ago. He spent his summers as a wrangler at a summer camp in Antimony, Utah, and attended the University of Utah, where he earned a B.S. in biology. He then attended Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Smith studied and practiced in Baltimore and Philadelphia, then returned to Utah and opened an orthopedic referral practice in Salt Lake City. He has two wonderful children. Dr. Smith has 2 Golden Doodles, Jack and Frankie, and a Devon Rex named Willow. He also shares his life and house with his 33-year-old Amazon Parrot, Bob. He continues to enjoy the vast outdoor opportunities that Utah has to offer.