We also have access to endoscopic equipment for minimally invasive biopsies of the gastrointestinal tract, nasal passages and urinary tract as well as laparoscopic equipment for a variety of keyhole surgery options.
Some of these procedures are minor day surgeries, others are major procedures that will require an extended stay in hospital during recovery.
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 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.