Veterinary Surgery Service

131 Hospital Drive N.E. Suite 2
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548


  Dr. John Wight        Dr. John Wight

Dr. John Wight grew up in Orlando, FL. After a tour in the United States Marine Corps he returned to Orlando and completed his undergraduate work preparing for vet school.

In 1991 he moved to Gainesville, FL for graduate studies at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Graduating in May, 1995, Dr. Wight was selected for an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. After OSU, he returned to Orlando and entered private practice.

From 1999 to 2016 Dr. Wight served dozens of Central Florida veterinary clinics as a "visiting surgeon". By partnering with the veterinary clinics and hospitals they were able to offer more options for surgery, benefiting the clients, the patients, and the clinics.  In 2017 Dr. Wight moved to Fort Walton Beach, FL and opened Veterinary Surgery Service Inc, a veterinary referral practice offering advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures.

When he's not practicing veterinary medicine and surgery, Dr. Wight enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors. He's an avid cyclist and triathlete and has run several marathons and an Ironman triathlon. In 2010 he climbed Mt. Whitney (14,500 ft.) with two nephews, and in 2011 he and his son rode their bicycles from San Francisco, CA to Charleston, SC. Blessed with an awesome wife and four wonderful kids, life is definitely an adventure.


Dr. Wight enjoys active membership in:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • Miracle Strip Veterinary Medical Association
  • Florida Veterinary Medical Association

Michael Vitucci, MS, DVMMichael Vitucci, MS, DVM


Dr. Vitucci grew up in St. Louis, MO where he attended Chaminade College Preparatory. He attended The Ohio State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Human Physiology.  His graduate research examined velocity and force generating capabilities of single extraocular muscle fibers in the canine model. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and has a particular interest in orthopedic surgery, biomechanics, and arthroscopy. 


Dr. Vitucci is a paid consultant for Patterson Veterinary where he provides advanced imaging training to progressive veterinarians that want to provide advanced diagnostics to their clients. He also trains them to diagnose complex disease processes and execute/plan appropriate treatment protocols.


He also is a paid consultant for VetOvation. He provides continuing education and basic training to veterinarians that want to provide minimally invasive surgical intervention to their patients


Dr. Vitucci and his wife, who is also a certified rehabilitation veterinarian, owned hospitals in St. Louis for 15 years.  She is the national Small Animal Business Manager for PulseVet.  The Vituccis’ have recently moved to our area with their son Anthony, who enjoys riding ATVs, shooting, and spending time at the beach.


When not busy with veterinary medicine, Dr. Vitucci enjoys backcountry skiing, landscaping, and spending time traveling with his family. 


Certifications and Associations:


Dr. Vitucci enjoys active memberships in:


AO Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (AOASIF)

The Veterinary Orthopedic Society

Miracle Strip Veterinary Medical Society


Dr. Vitucci is certified to perform:

External Skeletal Fixation


Elbow and Knee Arthroscopy