At Thomasville Veterinary Hospital Urgent Care + Surgery, we take a compassionate approach to recommending and performing soft tissue surgeries for your cat or dog.
Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgeries cover most surgical procedures that do not fall under the area of Orthopedic Surgery.
These procedures address conditions involving the ear, nose, and throat, as well as the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardio-thoracic systems. Urogenital, skin reconstructive and oncological surgeries are also covered in this field.
We understand that surgery can be stressful, and we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and a comfortable experience for you and your furry friend.Request Appointment
The Surgery Process
We realize that it can be daunting to find out that your pet requires surgery. Please rest assured that we recommend surgery with the best interest of your pet in mind.
We will ensure that you understand why surgery is recommended, and are comfortable making the decision to go ahead.
Surgical protocols at our AAHA-accredited clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. Our veterinary team will explain why we recommend the procedure and review each step of the process. We'll examine your pet, and the vet will complete and review blood tests to determine whether they are at risk for any anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. As a precaution to prevent infections and cross-contamination, we perform surgeries in a room used exclusively for sterile surgical procedures.
Surgical attire. While in the surgical suite, our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times. Anyone directly involved in the procedure also wears sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean all of our surgical instruments before sterilizing and wrapping them before each procedure to prevent infections.
Some common soft tissue surgeries:
- Spay & Neuter
- Tumor removals
- Ocular surgeries
Urgent surgical procedures include:
- Skin lacerations or abscess
- Malignant skin tumors
- Intestinal obstruction from a foreign body
- Torn cruciate or ACL ruptures
- Internal bleeding
- Fracture repair
- Bladder stones/urethral blockages
- Spleen cancer