Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery for Tullamarine Pets at Tullamarine Animal Hospital

Tullamarine Animal Hospital - Soft Tissue Surgery

The highly skilled veterinarians at Tullamarine Animal Hospital are experienced in all forms of soft tissue surgery and are committed to getting the best outcome for your pet’s health.

What are soft tissue surgeries?

The body’s soft tissues are those parts not associated with the nervous (e.g. brain) and musculoskeletal (bone) systems. In our vet practice in Tullamarine soft tissue surgery is a broad discipline encompassing many of the surgeries you will be familiar with.

Common soft tissue surgical procedures performed by our expert vets include pet desexing, large mass or lump removals, respiratory and chest surgery, liver surgery and intestinal surgery. Using advanced technology in our state of the art vet clinic many surgeries can be minimally invasive.

If your pet requires soft tissue surgery at Tullamarine Animal Hospital, our friendly staff will explain to you exactly what’s involved and what you’ll need to do, but here are the basics.

In the morning

Your pet will be admitted in to our surgical ward in the morning by one of our friendly nurses, unless it is the first time we are meeting your pet, in which case one of our Veterinarian’s will do a pre-admission consultation. After this your pet will be taken by our nurses to one of our warm comfy cages where they will wait to be sedated in a few hours before the surgery is scheduled. For cats we have a specific area dedicated to try and limit as much stress as possible.

During surgery

General anaesthesia will be administered by our expert surgeon, and surgery is performed under close observation from the team of experienced nursing staff. Blood pressure, breathing rate and blood oxygen levels are monitored while our expert surgeon carries out the operation. We continue to monitor the pet during the recovery stage and they will be clean, dry, warm and settled in our state of the art vet practice.

After surgery

In most cases pets are able to return home once they are awake, walking, and have their pain under control. If there are any concerns about a pet’s recovery we may keep them overnight for observation – your pet’s health is our top priority. Once your pet has returned home, Tullamarine Animal Hospital will provide you with comprehensive post-surgery care instructions.

If have any questions about our soft tissue procedures, contact Tullamarine Animal Hospital to ask our team of experts.

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