Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform the vast majority of soft tissue surgical procedures that your pet may require. Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as desexing, caesareans, abdominal organ surgery, heart and lung surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery, soft palate surgery, lump removals, biopsies and wound stitch-ups – the list is endless!
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 key hole 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.
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.
Please see our section under desexing for more details about this surgery.