Soft Tissue Surgery

Our Vets have high levels of expertise to perform the majority of soft tissue surgical procedures in the fully equipped surgical facilities our clinics provide. Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. 

It includes procedures such as:

  • Lump Removals
  • Desexing
  • Exploratory Laparotomies
  • Caesareans
  • Biopsies
  • Wound care and reconstruction
  • Removal of intestinal foreign bodies
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Reproductive surgery
  • Upper airway surgery
  • Head and neck surgery

....the list is endless!

A very common soft tissue surgery is the removal of lumps. Some lumps may require a biopsy prior to removal to help understand whether they are cancerous or not. This information assists us in planning the surgery accordingly to give your pet the best possible outcome. Once they have been removed we will generally recommend sending them to our external laboratory for analysis.

Although most lumps are benign (not harmful), a minority are more serious (malignant). In the case of malignant (cancerous) tumours, early removal and an accurate diagnosis is extremely important to maximise the chances of a good outcome.

If you find a lump or bump on your pet please make an appointment to visit one of our veterinarians to discuss any surgery your pet may require.

Early intervention can be critical.

Please see our section under desexing for more details about this surgery.