Veterinary Surgeons

Thomas LaHue

DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery

Dr. LaHue received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 1982. From 1982-83, he served his internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in small animal medicine and surgery. His residency in small animal surgery was completed at both UC Davis and Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital. He became board certified in 1989. Dr. LaHue performs soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in respiratory surgery. Dr. LaHue also teaches AP Environmental Science at Aptos High School. He is happily married and has two wonderful sons.

Melissa Arbaugh

DVM Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery

Dr. Arbaugh obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 2008. She then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Sonora Veterinary Specialists in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Arbaugh completed her small animal surgical residency and Master’s degree in Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2012. She became board certified in 2014. Prior to joining PVSES, Dr. Arbaugh was in private specialty practice in Arizona and the bay area of California. Dr. Arbaugh enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, but has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, being at the beach, and watching the antics of her own dogs and cats.