Justin Ganjei

Justin Ganjei

DVM, Diplomate ACVS-SA
VSC Staff Surgeon
Northern Virginia Magazine Best Veterinarian of 2018Northern Virginia Magazine Best Veterinarian of 2021

Dr. Justin Ganjei is a local to the area being born and raised in Maryland. After obtaining his Bachelor’s in Science from Virginia Tech, he went back to his alma matter to attend the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After completing a 1-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery following veterinary school, Dr. Ganjei completed a 1-year internship in small animal surgery with Veterinary Surgical Centers. He then stayed on with VSC to begin a 3-year residency in small animal surgery, which he completed in 2016. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2017 and has remained as a surgeon with VSC since then.

Dr. Ganjei performs a wide variety of both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, and pain management. Dr. Ganjei also enjoys teaching and regularly lectures about surgery at a number of veterinary conferences around the country.

Location: Vienna

Areas of Special Interest:
1. Minimally Invasive Surgery
a. Laparoscopy
i. Ovariohysterectomy/Ovariectomy
ii. Gastropexy
iii. Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
iv. Adrenalectomy
v. Liver Biopsies
vi. Cystotomy
b. Thoracoscopy
i. Pericardial Window/Subtotal Pericardectomy
ii. Thoracic Duct Ligation
iii. Intra-thoracic biopsies

2. Interventional Radiology:
a. Tracheal & Urethral Stent Placement
b. Intrahepatic Shunt Attenuation

1. Bonaventura N, Ganjei J. Comparison of Outcome of Single-Session Versus Delayed Full-Thickness Meshed Skin Grafts Used to Close Skin Defects Following Tumor Excision of Distal Limbs in Dogs. Journal of the Association of Veterinary Medicine (Accepted – awaiting publication).

2. Ganjei J, Langenbach A, Watrous G, Hodgson J. Comparison of Bacterial Cultures of the Larynx Between Dogs with Laryngeal Paralysis and Normal Dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice 2016; 644-649.

3. Song H, Jordan E, Lewis B, Liu W, Ganjei J, et al. Rat Model of Metastatic Breast Cancer Monitored by MRI at 3 Tesla and Bioluminescence Imaging with Histological Correlation. Journal of Translational Medicine 2009; 7-88.


Vienna, Virginia
Winchester, Virginia
Justin Ganjei
Best Veterinarian of 2018 - Northern Virginia Magazine