What is Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery?
Veterinary soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of surgical procedures that do not fall into the sphere of orthopedic surgery.
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for dogs and cats suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin and oncological disorders.
Soft Tissue Surgical Procedures At Shoreland Animal Hospital
Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians do all they can to ensure that your pet's surgical procedure is comfortable and stress-free for both your pet, and for you, too.
Our team will take the time to walk you through each step of the process, including preparation and proper post-operative care, to ensure that you have all the details you need to make the right choices for your pet care.
Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
Below are some of the questions we are asked most often regarding veterinary soft tissue surgery at Shoreland Animal Hospital.
- What happens during the consultation appointment?
During the pre-operative consultation, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a physical examination, appropriate blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are needed to determine the nature of your pet's condition.
Diagnostic testing may include radiographs (digital X-rays), ultrasound, or biopsies. Once the results are back, a surgery plan will be made and discussed with you.
- Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
No. The consultation appointment is a pre-operative exam that your animal must undergo prior to surgery. Once any diagnostic test results have come back from our lab, a surgery appointment can be scheduled.
- Do your vet perform mass removals for pets with cancer?
- How long does surgery take?
Surgeries usually last between two to four hours. The duration depends on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.
- Does my pet have to stay overnight?
Many of our patients need to stay in the hospital overnight after surgery so that we can monitor them as they recover from the procedure. Depending on the type of surgery that is performed and how quickly they recover after anesthesia and surgery, your pet may be able to go home on the same day.
- Do your vets perform spay and neuter operations?
Yes. Spaying and neutering procedures are often performed at our Toledo animal hospital to help reduce the number of unwanted animals in shelters across Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan. These common surgical procedures can also help to curb undesirable behaviors, and prevent the development of some cancers.