Soft Tissue Surgery

The highly skilled vets at Tom Price Vet Clinic are experienced in all forms of soft tissue surgery and are committed to getting the best outcome for your pet’s health.

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 practice, 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 vets include pet desexing, large mass or lump removals and intestinal surgery.

If your pet requires soft tissue surgery 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 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 an hour or two before the surgery is scheduled.

During surgery
General anaesthesia will be administered by our vet surgeon and surgery is performed under close observation from the team of experienced nursing staff. Blood rate and breathing are monitored while our vet 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 their cage.

What then?
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 – your pet’s health is our top priority. Once your pet has returned home Lathlain Vet Clinic will provide you with comprehensive post-surgery care instructions.

If you’re worried about your pet’s health, call Tom Price Vet Clinic to make an appointment today: (08) 9189 1500

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