Dr. Ben Staiger is a highly versatile surgeon with more than 15 years of experience working in academia and at a variety of high-volume veterinary hospitals. He routinely performs a wide range of specialty surgeries. Besides his extensive orthopedic training, strong interest in traumatology, and love for soft tissue surgery, Dr. Staiger has a particular passion for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and interventional radiology.
Inspired by the exceptional level of veterinary care and quality of specialty training in the United States, Dr. Staiger pursued surgical specialization at Michigan State University after graduating from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany in 2004.
After an Internship in General Medicine and Surgery, he completed a Residency in Small Animal Surgery, a Surgery Specialty Fellowship, and a Fellowship in Interventional Radiology (IR).
“There has been a paradigm shift in the way we approach many aspects of surgery in modern veterinary medicine. Minimally invasive options are rapidly expanding our treatment repertoire and I feel privileged to be part of a group of specialists that have the ability to enhance each individual patient’s capacity to heal and recover by decreasing the invasiveness of our interventions”
After moving to New Jersey in 2011, he pioneered the IR Service at NorthStar VETS and established the surgery service at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Hillsborough. In 2014 he founded Princeton Veterinary Specialists, a company that provides specialty surgery and care to select practices in New Jersey.
“I’m excited about the opportunity of bringing advanced surgery and minimally invasive interventions directly to Monroe Animal Hospital. Procedures that have traditionally been reserved for specialty centers and academia only, are now available at your veterinarian’s office.”
As a Fear Free Certified Professional, Dr. Staiger emphasizes the importance of a personal approach to each individual patient and their family.
Dr. Staiger enjoys a number of downtime activities including traveling, hiking, sailing, skiing, motorcycling, and gardening. He loves good food, great company, and above all, quality time with his friends and family, which of course includes a furry section.