Dr Kath and Dr Ross both have extensive experience in soft tissue surgery, including: major abdominal surgery; cancer surgeries; surgery for brachycephalic airway disease; perineal hernias and urethrostomies; ear canal surgeries; wound management and reconstruction and more.
What is soft tissue surgery?
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 Victoria Point, 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, airway surgeries, urinary tract surgery, intestinal surgery and other abdominal surgeries.
If your pet requires soft tissue surgery at Victoria Point Vet 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
The pet will be admitted into our surgical ward in the morning. You can accompany your pet to help them settle in and our dedicated staff will be on hand to care for your pet. We’ll do a pre-anaesthetic exam, and usually sedate your pet a few hours before the surgery is scheduled.
General anaesthesia will be administered by our expert veterinary surgeon, and surgery is performed under close observation from the team of experienced nursing staff. Blood pressure, breathing rate, temperature 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 practice.
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. When your pet returns home our friendly staff will provide you with comprehensive post-surgery care instructions.
If you’re worried about your pet’s health, call Victoria Point Vet to make an appointment today: (07) 3207 8023